Making Art Inevitable in Taos, July 2014

August 10, 2014

Here you see our exuberant group of artists on the final night of the July workshop. It was an extraordinary week of drawing and painting, accompanied by dramatic mountain thunderstorms, and moments of artistic breakthroughs. Stay tuned for photos of the accomplished artwork in future posts.  


Drawing at the Zoo with Sheila

May 23, 2014

Sheila Perry and I had a delightful drawing date at the Oakland Zoo a few weeks back. It was our first visit to the zoo and we appreciated the layout and that we could get close enough to really see the animals. We were especially drawn to the beautiful group (herd?) of seven giraffes, seemingly enjoying life in…

36″ x 40″. Acrylic and Flasche on canvas with collaged prayer flags

Buddha in the Garden

May 4, 2014

My garden is in full, glorious, bloom — a riot of colors and textures. All my nerve endings are on-alert! Soon, even the garden Buddha will be obscured by the red Kangaroo Paws with the “dragon” teeth. I’m making an inventory of  flowers and their corresponding paint colors. So far, nothing in Crinacridone Orange. You’ll…

2014 begins with announcement

January 11, 2016

Yesterday I sent out the announcement for the 2014 Studio in the Sky workshops at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM. It is so gratifying to instantly receive phone calls and messages from friends and former students who want to celebrate our 20th year in Taos by making art together. There will be…