Nature Journaling starting soon :O)


Looking forward to returning to Vickie’s lovely gardens!  Bring you pencils, pens, watercolors, pastels…whatever strikes your fancy!  We will be meeting on the 4 Thursdays in June from 10-1pm at $15.00 per class. Everyone welcome…beginners to advance. (contact me via email for directions or any questions –

I will be giving a demonstration of plein air painting the first week.  Many have asked what I’ve been up to with my return to oils. The best way is to share my equipment, and how I go about painting on location and make even come up with a painting  🙂



Try to bring your own essentials and not load yourself down with lots of weight 🙂

Back pack or bag to carry supplies.

Journal 9×11 or 9×5 journals or in this general size, these journals can be bought at any art store.  Paper should be acid free with heavier paper that accepts watercolor this will allow you more freedom to apply color. You may also use cold press watercolor paper journals for those of you who would like to work with watercolor pencils 🙂

Fine tip marker (micron .005-.01 and 1 are my favorite) there are many fine tips on the market, make sure they are permanent ink. There are also sets of microns available that you can purchase…just be sure that they have some fine points in the set.

Niji Watercolor Brush great for the field if your using watercolor and watercolor pencils. They come in multiple sizes..fine, medium and large…I have one of each 🙂

Drinking water and lunch or a snack.

Camp stool and a hat to shade from the sun.


Pencils (preferably a HB) Mechanical pencils with tiny leads are easy for the field because there is no sharpener needed and bring and eraser if you will be working in graphite.

A small selection of color pencils or watercolor pencils if you want to introduce colors into your studies. A water brush if you would like to create washes or bring a brush and small container of water if you don’t have a Ninji Water Brush.

Watercolor palette of your choice and supplies of your choice 🙂

Some paper towel squares.

Small clear ruler to add to notes about size of your subject.

A magnifying  glass to see details or a loop.

Above all come ready to enjoy your day =)

Classes in June :O) and more….

I will be offering Thursday and Saturday classes in the month of June 🙂 ($175.00 for a 4 week session) Email me if interested 🙂

We will also be returning to Vickie’s lovely garden and Kitchawan Farm for nature journaling 🙂  Dates will be announced soon.

This summer I will be giving a demonstration of plein air oil painting so you can all get an idea of the process 🌻🌸🌻

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Thanks everyone :O)

We will stay with the same schedule as last session.  Class will be on Thursdays and Saturdays.  No Wednesday class.

I will be offering a drawing workshop for students of all levels, beginners welcome.  Drawing is at the beginning of every successful pieces of art in any medium.  We will begin with the simple egg in soft transitioning values then work on contour line drawings and finally fully realized drawing of a botanical subject.

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Dates posted soon….

New session begins next week :O)

The last 6 week session before summer break begins next week.  We will be having Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday classes. Graphite and color pencil will be on Wednesday and watercolor on Thursdays…with a bit of everything on Saturday :O)  Cost and all details are listed in “Classes”.  Please email me and let me know which day you will be attending.

I will be offering a few workshops in June and will be listing them soon.

Looking forward to seeing you all 🙂


Recent painting of Andrew’s shop

Local Art Show :O)

I will have two botanical pieces in the North Salem Library Show with many other local artists. Come and see the show if your in the neighborhood 🙂 All sorts of art and photography will be on display…  Please notice that this is a quick fundraiser for the library so it will only be on display for one week…if you want to see it, you have to be quick 😉

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Phew!!!! ❄️☃️❄️

We survived and we are so happy to have kept power!  Andrew and I are both aching from loads of shoveling….Andrew shoveled for hours…he headed for work this morning with the help of Advil!

We will have class as usual on Thursday but no class today…..with all the snow and the drifting from high winds it will take Lasdon some time to clear a way into the park 🙂

See you Thursday!


Andrew and the snow face off 🙂