La Quinta Museum show

Last night I went to the reception for the La Quinta Museum suprise show ‘Local Color’.  This show happened because the planned show of Generation Z artwork and musings turned out to be a much physically smaller show than anticipated and the museum suddenly had a lot of bare walls.  A little social media work to local artists to bring in a piece first come first served quickly fixed the problem.

The lady in the black dress bottom left is Alana – the gallery owner at sm’Art studio in La Quinta. Finally caught her on camera!  Behind her is Michael Angelo (Hernandez) who also sells work there.  Yes, my work hangs next to that of MichaelAngelo!

Jeni with refractured watercolor painting

Nice of the museum to paint that floating wall to match my painting. Shame about them not putting up the sign I gave them that wrote out the Shakespearean sonnet written for and painted into the painting.

 

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Come for the weather, stay for the art

There are indeed many many murals in the Coachella Valley.  (6 traffic boxes are mine!)  Here’s an invitation from the Palm Springs Life magazine to go looking for them.

 

Art on Main

Art on Main in Old Town La Quinta is close to the closest show to my house and I’m looking forward to setting up there this coming Saturday.  Come by if you’re in the area.  I’m going to be outside the Grill on Main.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 10am to 4pm
78100 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253

Painting of women in Uganda

Featured Painting: And the Sun Rises by Paul Nzalamba with Master Storyteller Lungala Rubidiri


Over 80 artists sell their paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, glass, sculptures and more along Old Town La Quinta’s charming Main Street.
Music by Barry Minniefield from The Voice.
Free Admission & Parking. Come for the art, stay for the day!

Class acts

I did two classes in the last couple days, the first one was a watercolor collage workshop in La Quinta, the second one was a Paint and Wine evening in Moreno Valley.  Seven people had a lot of fun and created some happy stuff.

watercolor collage class

Four Having Fun

watercolor collage class

Some of the results

Paint and wine evening

Underpaintings being finished

Paint and wine evening

Students going off in their own directions

Paint and wine evening

Student going off in her own direction

Paint and wine evening

The students wanted me and my variation in the pic too.

 

 

 

Art On Main and more….

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Art on Main is back in Old Town La Quinta this Saturday.  One block south of Calle Tampico, Saturday March 18th, 10-4pm and loads of amazing artwork to see and buy.  My booth is between the lawn and the coffee shop. Hope to see you there.
If you’re up the north end of the Coachella valley, please join us for an evening reception, March 21st 4-7pm, at Palm Mountain Resort Spahhh, who currently host some of my work.  Palm Mountain Resort is at 155 S. Belardo, Palm Springs.  Not only do you get to see some of the larger pieces that don’t often fit into a booth, but you can find out some of the relaxing offerings from the Spahhh and enjoy some early evening snacks.  (You don’t have to be a guest at the Palm Mountain Resort to enjoy them.)
And if you’re at a point where you think you’d like to learn how to paint, the following Friday – March 24th, I will be holding the all day intensive class ‘Painting for Absolute Beginners‘.  The only thing you need to know is which end of the brush to hold. (If you don’t know that, I’ll teach you for an extra $1. 🙂 )

 

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