Student Showcase: Patty Josephs

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Patty Josephs-recent paintings. I’ve been painting with Patty a few years since her stroke. She now paints with her left hand although prior to her stroke she was right handed. I’m amazed at her abilities and have a sense that painting provides her with a valuable mode of self expression and life enriching creative experience.

Towards Wagonwheel Gap

Towards Wagonwheel Gap just sold from the Open Space and Mountain Parks exhibit (Aug.-Sept. 11, 2017) at the Boulder Public Library. Painted en plein air from the trailhead on Lee Hill just west of Broadway in one of my Outdoor Landscape Painting Classes offered every Fall. Yippee!

Towards Wagonwheel Gap - 15"h x 22"w - watercolor

My favorite summer painting!

And my latest most favorite painting—a demonstration in my Beginning Two class.


My Summer ’17 Garden Paintings

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Clockwise from top left:  Turquoise Water (Leslie Pizzi’s garden), Weeping Cedar (Kevin Gallagher’s garden), Proud Delphiniums (Heidi Feigal and Bill Henry’s garden), Hidden Maiden (Wendy Ahrendt’s garden), and below: Peter’s Arch (Carle and Andy Churgin’s garden). Thank you to all you amazing gardeners who shared your gardens with us this summer.

Garden Painting Summer 2017

It has been a great summer touring different gardens and painting in my Monday and Wednesday classes.  Here are a few students paintings from this summer.  Sorry I didn’t get photos of more students’ work. They have been amazing! :

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Catherine Von Hatten                Judy Martin

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Nina Hausfeld                                Christy Hoyl

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Kay Curtis                                   Kay Curtis

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Kay Curtis                                     Susie Zurbrugg

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Catherine Von Hatten                Barb Rilling

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Patty Angerer                            Susie Zurbrugg


Suzanne DeAtley


Latest Flower Paintings

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Some of my most recent flower paintings, April and May 2017

Flower Painting Class April 2017

Paintings by students in April Flowers and Vases Painting Class. Amazing “starts”!

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Experience Spain—info session Monday December 12.

Experience Spain! May 7-17, 2017.  Madrid, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera. A trip filled with Spanish culture, spring festivals, art, history, and create your own art travel journal along the way.

Information Session Monday December 12, 6-7:30pm, at Dottie’s house. RSVP to


Upcoming Painting Travel Trips

The Painting In Mexico trip, March 10-20, is currently full!

More info to come soon about the “Experience Spain” –Learning Culture and Creating art journals” trip from May 7-16, 2017.

Mexico Travel Journal Sketches

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Back from a 60th Birthday celebratory trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, here are several of my art travel journal entries. So fun to be painting with so much color, texture and whimsy.  Ole Ole. Come on my Painting In Mexico trip March 10-20, 2017 and make your own journal!