Monday, April 17, 2017

Oaxaca in December

Monte Alban
Many of you know that John and I winter in Oaxaca, Mexico

"Hard Landing" 24x18" Acrylic on paper
 and that during my time there I paint every day in the studio at Art House Oaxaca. 

Well, this past winter I decided to ask a hand full of you to join me there to paint and explore 
the city and a few of the surrounding art villages and indigenous martkets.

Lisa Sonora can accommodate up to 10 painters to stay in double occupancy at Art House Oaxaca.
She will provide breakfasts and lunches for us, special diets accommodated.

We will paint, discuss art, share, and visit to our hearts content. 

I will teach 4 1/2 days of classes in acrylic painting; abstract or loose representational.

Since the studio is on site you can paint to your hearts content before or after regular classes.

The exposure to Oaxaca's magical art culture will inspire you. 
You will be surrounded by art and artists.

A group of friends who meet in Oaxaca to create together 
"Winds of Change" 24x18" Acrylic on paper

I'll be supplying everything you'll need in class except for brushes and a few tools. 

Lisa will be leading us on a guided tour of the city and will accompany us to an indigenous market and one of the surrounding craft villages. 

She's an author and lifelong artist and you will love her, as I do. 

Since she lives here she knows the history and and can suelta la sopa (literally "spill the soup") on the local goings on. 
She is working on a guide book to the best restaurants and hideaways; all to be revealed!

Yes, John will be in town and we might see him too.

John & I at my opening in 2016 at Lisa's Art Gallery.
He's nice. :-)

One of Lisa's journal pages enlarged, printed, stretched to cover a wall!
You can make one of one of your images too to take home with you.

For more information ...

 go HERE.

We are creating our lives every moment of every day. 

Thank you for dreaming with me. 
You can always visit me on Instagram; I post new paintings as they emerge. 
My name there is judywiseart. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Antigua, Guatamala

So have you been to Antigua, Guatamala? I haven't and I sure want to go there. 
I've been collecting images and dreaming. 
The reason is that Kathie Vezzani at Bellisima Art Escapes has arranged a trip to Antigua next January. 
Here will gather a group of artists that love the same things; textiles, design, making things, experiencing a different culture and a beautiful setting. 
Who love eating good food together and spending days making art and exploring. 
Field trips and shopping trips. 
Sharing the fun and excitement with each other. That.

Here are some photos to give you a taste of what awaits.

A photographer's dream.

Nice weather in January.

Churches and convents.


Colorful markets.




Backstrap loom weaving.


And more embroidery.

By now if you follow my blog you have seen how fabulous Kathie's tours are. 
Katie Kendrick and I will be teaching on this tour and hopefully joining you and other enthusiastic travelers for a wonderful adventure, outstanding food and lots of art. 

Please go HERE for more information and details on what Katie and I will be teaching. 
Kathie will be happy to answer all your questions.