Friday, October 3, 2014

Escalante Plein Air Festival 2014, Escalante Utah

The Escalante Plein Air Festival is held every fall in Escalante Utah in conjunction with Everett Ruess Days. Escalante Utah is a small town of about 800 folks in the heart of Escalante/Grand Staircase Monument. It is stunningly beautiful!
painting at Sunset Arch


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer on the San Francisco Peaks

It's been a beautiful summer in Flagstaff, the monsoons rains have been generous. The San Francisco Peaks are green and it has been a wonderful place to paint.
Along the Aspen Loop Trail, plein air pastel

Photo of large juniper tree at the base of the lower ski lift run.

studio pastel of juniper

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Workshop with Dawn Emerson in Tucson AZ at The Drawing Studio

Three wonderful spring days in Tucson for a pastel workshop with Dawn Emerson. She introduced unusual tips and techniques using pastels, ink, pastel grounds, gouache, and everything else imaginable.

Dawn Emerson at work

Myself with Rita Elkins, an artist friend from Cornville that came with me to the workshop.

painting beginning
back to basics