Friday, April 1, 2016

Collage Workshop April 29-30

April 29-30
Two day collage workshop in Plains TX at my little studio.
The class is almost full.Have room for 1-2 more.
$100 for both days. Contact me if interested.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sketching/Drawing Workshop

I am so excited to be having  a drawing/ sketching workshop June 24-25th. The first day we will focus on some drawing techniques, what to draw with, and sketchbooks. The Cost is $100.
my email is  Address is 1141 US HWY 82 Plains, TX 79355
I need half ($50) by June 5 to hold your spot. (they wont be cashed until the workshop is over)

The second day we will go out and sketch. I will have some places for us to go. We will probably want to start by 9 a.m to beat the heat. We can go east of town and sketch windmills. The motel sign in town is awesome. We also have an old courthouse. Also a lavender patch...maybe.
I am so excited about getting to share this fun.

I recommend watercolor or mixed media sketch books because they won't ripple when wet.
I love moleskins, strathmore, visual journal, etc.
I draw with ink and use fountain pens, but if you can't let go of your pencil I understand.
 The windmill, hay field and Motel sign were drawn on location.

you can pick up travel watercolor sets, or make one, as well as travel brushes. OR any watercolor brush. You wont need a lot. here is a list I like to use. I will send it to Karen at Varistiy Book store if you want to shop there. Or you can order via amazon or art supply stores online.

You need to bring your lunch. I have a small refrigerator.  and lots of ice.
also on Saturday, we can eat in town if we don't' want to run back out here. (4 miles)

If you come and need a place to stay, there is an awesome bed and breakfast right outside of Plains. You would need to get your reservation pretty quick though.  There are 4 bedrooms. one can be shared, so if you have a friend to come with you, that would help!
Rock'n B and B, Plains, TX  (they are also online)

 This is what I use but you don't have to get it.
Tobacco brown water soluable ink from
Noodlers lexington gray ink, from
lamy safari fountain pen...about $30
platinum carbon ink pen with extra fine nib. $12.00-andmy new fav.
tombow marker
sketchbook and travel palette with my own colors

  1. GOOD sketchbook
  2. pen/ink or pencil
  3. small watercolor set and brush
  4. small water container and water (water bottle)
  5. paper towels
  6. camera
  7.  hat
  8. water to drink
  9. sunscreen 
  10. lawn chair or stool
     You can use whatever colors you want. but this is what I use.
    Bright Red and Alizarin
    permanent rose
    manganese blue
    ultramarine blue
    sap green
    thalo yellow green ( or mix your own)
    new gambouge (yellow)
    quinocrodone gold or transparent oxide yellow
    optional...horizon blue (my fav)
    optional Turquoise

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...