Sunday, October 31, 2010

Painting foliage and water subject of October workshop

For two days we poured over painting water (no pun intended)as well as dipped into the technique of negative painting, or "back painting" fall foliage in watercolor during my latest workshop. 20 wonderful artists enrolled for the workshop coming from Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Colorado. They all proved up to the task as we had a great time together. Thanks to Warren and Carol Larson from the Hurricane Valley Art Alliance (HVAA) for organizing and sponsoring the workshop

1st L-R Gail Alger, Mark Gunn Rose, Jan Hansen, Gayla Folkman, Roland Lee & Mike Smith
2nd Lola Krummenacher, Carol Larson, Shirlee Last, Sharon Cannon, Judy Stringham, Johanna Monroe & Karel Armstrong
3rd Jim Lanier, Shirley Faux, John Armstrong, Kathy Morlan, Maja Gray, Pete Sauer, Sherri Havelka & John Mangels

Monday, October 18, 2010

Artist in Residence at Mesa Verde National Park

I was just notified of my acceptance as Artist in Residence at Mesa Verde National Monument during Fall of 2011. Frank Cope, the director of the program, invited me to participate and I am very excited to be able to spend a couple of weeks exploring the rich cultural and geologic history of that part of the country. My residency will be from October 3 to October 15, 2011.