Beautiful Autumn…

Tomorrow is the first day of autumn, although here in California it may be hard to believe! Coming off of a triple digit weekend, the forecast is for mid nineties through Sunday, and finally reaching some beautiful 80’s next week. Beautiful plein air weather is coming up…!    My house and studio will be undergoing transformation … Read more

A little time for a summer break…

I am beginning a 3 week break on Monday, at least a break from teaching! Getting bids and prepping my house to get it repainted (no, I am not painting it myself). By mid September I hope to have my lovely but disheveled bungalow tricked out in fresh color! Not only that, I am taking … Read more

Juggling Hats and Making Choices

We’ve been really busy since the winter quarter kicked in; even with Doug doing all of my model booking and a large amount of the Lafayette Studio managing, two months have slipped by since my last post. I’m not going to feel bad about it though… time in my studio and time in the classroom … Read more

Mixing Color Workshop at Lafayette Studio

Don’t miss the Mixing Color Workshop! Come join us for our two day intensive workshop at Lafayette Studio! Demonstrations and practical exercises based on the book Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green. Learn how to mix any color simply and accurately using only six tube colors. Color mixing becomes a breeze once you understand the … Read more

Announcing a facebook page for Painting in Costa Rica

https://www.facebook.com/paintincostarica I am taking another group to Costa Rica this December 8-17 (which still gives me plenty of time to put up a tree!)We take so many photos and paint many pictures, I thought it would be nice for people to share them here. Our hostess Yarina Brooks and I have had four previous workshops … Read more

I’ve added a new class for the fall…

I have added a Still Life Like the Old Masters class to the fall line up at Lafayette Studio. This will be the first time I have offered it on the weekend! The class is set up as two 5 week sessions; September 14 – October 2, and October 19 – November 16, Saturday afternoons … Read more