Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring 2013 Classes

Attached is a new schedule for spring watercolor classes. Drop-ins are welcome!

21st Annual Rockies West National 2013

If you are in Grand Junction before April 5, 2013 stop by the Western Colorado Center for the Arts on 1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 970-243-7337 for the 21st Annual Rockies West National 2013. My painting, Huipiles, is included in this interesting show juried by Durango artist and former FLC faculty, Laurel Covington-Vogl.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Botanical Illustration

I am so excited to teach my upcoming workshop on botanical illustration through the Durango Botanical Society.

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

It is amazing how fast the years fly by. May the beauty of nature fill everyone's heart with peace and joy throughout the new year. Here is my teaching schedule for the winter of 2013.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Touch of Spring

 Landscape Arch in Arches National Park

Oak Leaf  and Ice

It is April with many signs of spring, but the wind is still cold.  A winter snowshoe trip to Arches National Park led to this winter painting of Landscape Arch.  I am still exploring the relationship between water, ice, and rock.  The below painting, "Junction Creek in February", was also accepted into 2010 Gateway to Imagination, a national juried art competition at the Farmington Museum in northern New Mexico.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter 2010

   Junction Creek in February 

In the midst of freezing temperatures and endless snow I have found myself painting impressions of snow, water, ice, and rocks.  The above painting was juried into the Durango Arts Center's Four Corners Commission Show in January.  My inspiration came from a favorite walk near Durango, Colorado. 

Great Blue Herons From Sketchbook of Birds of the Animas Valley

Botanical Illustration of Orchid in Pen and Ink

An example of an earlier work used in a lecture on the history of Botanical Illustration for the Colorado Native Plant Society at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.  This lecture was given on January 26 with FLC art professor, Amy Wendland, who focused on materials used.

Friday, January 1, 2010

First Day of 2010

Rock People (formation: diamond peak pluton)

As I work in my warm studio on this first day of 2010 my thoughts keep returning to our Grand Canyon trips this last year.  Having put on the river in mid-December 2008, we had a cold and stormy trip, but a very memorable experience.   Our September 2009 trip was very relaxing by comparison.  Below are several plein air watercolor paintings on Claybord created during that trip.

Looking Downriver From Stone Creek


Raven Rascals Near Blacktail Canyon

Opposite Blacktail Canyon