International Artist Magazine runs a competition every two months. Â My painting "Rose Cup" is one of 10 finalists in the Still Life/Floral competition in the October/November issue. Â My friend/student Karen Baugh encouraged me to enter. Â Thanks Karen!
The Amador County Fair
Well, our local Amador County Fair is over. Â Summer, the time of county and state fairs, is always a great time for friends and family. I love doing watercolor demos and visiting with the fair goers. Here are some pics of my demo and of the fair window I created for...
Studio Tour 2009
Last weekend my home studio was open as part of the Open Studios Tour in Amador County, put on by the Amador County Arts Council. I had a lot of enthusiastic visitors and buyers. Â Some of my students and artist friends came by. Â It was so much fun having people drop...
Amador County Fair 2009
photos taken by Michele Jensen I had a great time painting and meeting people at the Amador County Fair on Saturday. I enjoyed looking at the art and photos, as always. Â Some of my students and friends received well deserved awards. Â Congratulations to all!
Back in March I travelled up to Ukiah, Ca. to teach a workshop. Ukiah has a wonderful art community with a new art gallery and classroom. Everyone wanted to paint portraits. Some were new to watercolor portraits, some old hands, but I think everyone enjoyed the class. I know I enjoyed teaching and painting with them all!
WASCO Workshop in Sonoma County, Ca.
Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (www.wascoart.org) was my host in a week long workshop in March, 2009. Â For the first day I did a "follow along" portrait class. Â There was a large enthusiastic group working that day. Â The rest of the week it was "paint your own...