Today, I'm experimenting with salt and watercolor. I love the texture that adding salt creates by absorbing and repelling paint. But I know that leaving salt on the surface will eventually destroy the art. When I remove it, a lot of value is lost.
Couldn't resist one more blog about our February Mixed Media Adventures Art Retreat.
What a fantastic group of 24 people coming from all over the country. We were blessed with summertime weather and hope we can continue this creative vibe in 2018. We are already working on a new art project that expands on the past two years and that will introduce you to new materials and ways to make beautiful art.
Meanwhile, we will be teaching a workshop version of the retreat in November. If you couldn't join us in Golden, we hope you can join us in Denver! More info to follow soon at
Judith and I just finished teaching our annual art Media Adventures Retreat in Golden, CO. What a fabulous weekend!
24 creative people arrived on Friday to start this adventure with us and we couldn't be more proud of the art they created. This is just one of the wonderful art banners that we loved.
We will be coming up with a totally new retreat in 2018. While the project/content will be different, the excitement and enthusiasm will be the same! More details to follow at www.mixedmediaadventures.com.
One of the many joys of my artistic life is to have been invited into this amazing group of artists. Mary Williams put us together and we are now known as the "To Expand" group.
We have been exhibiting together for many years and our latest venture is at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts — housed at Arapahoe Community College (5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO). This is a huge art gallery and we all had to bring a lot of work to fill the space. Our new exhibit is called "Media Mixed" and runs from February 13 through March 8, 2017.
The reception is this Wednesday from 5-7pm. I'll be showing five of my large pieces in the Decades series. But all the art is worth a visit! Hope to see you there!
I spent a couple of hours at the Colorado Stock show this year. I haven't been there in over 20 years so it was fun going back to seeing what rural Colorado is really like. It's a world away from the hip, urban lifestyle of Denver.
I spent some time sketching men in cowboy hats, farm equipment, and cattle. And thinking about the cultural divide. It is vast.
But one of the funny "duh" moments was when I went into the shopping area and saw fabulous Cowboy Boots for sale. Just look at this stitching! It's what made every boot special. Sewing on leather takes different skills than I possess but I think I will start looking at these designs to see how I can incorporate a little "western" look and feel into my pieces. Fun!