Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Happy Holidays! I'm really into collage these days. Here is a page of a little book I made in a class taught by Karen O'Brien recently, at the San Diego Art Department. Karen is a great teacher with a wonderful imaginative approach, and unfortunately (for us), she moved to Oregon. So, I have been working in my studio with my friend Lauren, and we are enjoying making these collages. I'll be teaching a 5-session class in these collage techniques, starting on Tuesday, February 10th. Check my website for further details, and come join the fun!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
What I saw and what I painted at Ghost Ranch!
I spent an amazing week in northern New Mexico, at a workshop entitled "Plein Air Painting in the O'Keeffe Landscape", taught by Ann Painter. It was a wonderful learning experience for me, and I tried to let go of expectation regarding my work, as I am not a painter and have not had much formal training in painting techniques (read: one class in college)...so I decided to just soak in the beauty of the desert, and the support and talents of my fellow classmates, and learn from my great teacher....and I am pleased with the results! This was a small acrylic sketch which I later made into a bigger painting, of the chimney rock that was just spectacular!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I Know, It's Been Awhile....
but I've been real busy opening up a new business! Check it out:
Tecolote Guitar Works.
Bill and I now work in the same space...he's busy repairing and restoring guitars, and I have my art workshop space and art therapy office there..it's a large, open, welcoming space, and I invite you to stop by and say hi sometime!