As a gallery owner the presentation and finished quality of work is very important to me. Debra Vances techniques for mounting and framing her watercolor paintings are nothing short of professional.
Owner and curator of Art Obscura Gallery
Paint Out Coordinator for NMWS - I made my friend Penny's day when I accepted the position for the NM Watercolor Society.
- September will be at my home. Date and time to be determined. (we have a wedding to attend in Denver.)
- October 17th - We will try the Farm and Ranch Museum. Wednesdays admission is free. I will contact them and see what they recommend.
- November - I would love to do a full day event before the weather makes it too difficult. People planned a "picnic adventures." I have always wanted to paint the "City of Rocks." I will take the RV there and have a full kitchen for a picnic lunch. If you have an RV - Join me! Folks could car pool pack a lunch and we will have all the comforts of home.
- December - we will be on Mesilla Square painting the Christmas Decorations!
These are my ideas - please share your ideas!
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Studio Open Houses - Joined Colorful Trails Studio Tours:
Studio Open House will take place most of the Second Saturdays each month. I will undoubtedly miss a couple, but please watch the Calendar of Events for the Studio Open House Events.
Just like the Studio Tours in February, you can locate my Studio with the bright blue flag at my driveway. Our home / my studio sets way back off the street. Please follow the drive way back and check for parking stripes I do with Lawn / Chalk paint. Help organize the traffic in the driveway!
During these Open House events, I will have Snacks and refreshments for you to enjoy. REMEMBER, THE FIRST 5 PEOPLE ALWAYS GET A FREE PRINT!
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Holiday Open House November 10th from 12 - 5 pm
There will be 5 guest artists participating for this month event. Please join us and bring your friends. Start your holiday shopping with a lovely piece of original art. Something for everyone: Original Paintings, Prints, Cards and more! Nibble on goodies and sip a glass of wine.
Live music performed by Alison Reynolds. 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Hope to see you! Invite your coworkers, family and friends. No pets please!
The Casita is now home to my art studio and office space. I was able to install a Gallery Hanging System that mounts to the ceiling and has a cable system to hang the paintings on. It is wonderful as it saves my adobe walls from being damaged every time I want to hang up my new paintings.
New endeavors include Charcoal Drawing lessons. Love them and as my drawing skills improve, so too will my paintings.
I have registered for a second workshop at the Scottsdale Artist's School. It is this February with Antonio Masi. He is the President of the American Watercolor Society. When I read the full write up on the class, I signed up directly. Looking forward to this in 2019.
Plein Air Painting
Exciting Plein Air Convention & Expo was held in April. It was a high energy 4 day event that was amazing! Hard to believe that I learned so very much in such a short time. I was introduced to many top Watercolor Artists during 2 hour demos they held daily. That is 3 a day! Followed by Plein Air Painting to try what you just learned.
Ghost Ranch was the amazing finale of the event. The entire group decended on Ghost Ranch. We moved the RV there and I got a second day of painting and photos there. It is no wonder Georgia O'keefe never left!
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