This watercolor painting was done at yosemite during one of Donna's artist trips. her travel agent organized workshops two times a year for ten years. She no longer organizes these trips as the status of Yosemite reservations are difficult with groups.
Quotes from Donna: We spent our days and afternoons painting the beautiful images in watercolor, oil, acrylic of Yosemite; waterfalls, rivers, Half Dome, etc. etc.
"One of my most memorable trips was a moonlite evening in an open air tram tour of the valley. We drove by waterfalls, and the moonlit granite rocks within the valley floor and hills of Yosemite was a stunning sight. I gave each of my students a black piece of heavy paper and white chalk. They blindly added the white chalk as they saw the moon beams on the granite rocks. it was delightful to see the sketches. Some trips were specific to watercolor and others we painting in oils or acrylics."
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Judson did an on line featured article on my Yosemite Painting art classes with pictures and fun stories. I no longer take students to yosemite to paint but did it fdor ten years and loved every trip!!
I am a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society. I earned my Signature in 2007, with both oils and watercolor. I sign my name on my artwork with AIS as allowed when earning this title. There are hundreds of member artists in the society but less than 50 Signature members.
They did a "Spotlight Article" about me painting at the winery on the Plein Air Magazine's Online Artists Blurbs.........
I am a longtime art instructor (since 1998) with the Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education with their short courses.
We paint portraits of models that we hire. No instruction, just great practice.....
My studio is open every October to the public on the second and third weekends, 10 am to 5 pm. Go to the ART TRAILS OPEN STUDIO WEB SITE FOR ALL INFORMATION. This is my 29th year in the program......