Painting while traveling, capturing aspects of your trip in an artist’s travel journal or while painting on location are fabulous ways to deepen and enrich your travel experience. You will return home with your own painted mementos of the trip that will take you right back there to re-experience it whenever you would like.

Dottie co-led her first painting travel trip to Spain (Madrid, Sevilla, Jerez) in May 2007 and has since been leading painting trips to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Greece.

She co-led a  “Painting In Spain” trip in May 2014, with Salli Gutierrez (, more trips to Mexico from 2008-to the present, and is looking to lead return painting trips to Mexico, Spain, Greece and elsewhere (How about Italy in Fall, 2020?) in the future. Contact her with your trip questions and/or wishes and for more information at


El Pueblito - 16"w x 20"h - watercolor

El Pueblito

Painting In Mexico:   March 6-16, 2020

***One spot left in the March 6-16 Painting in Mexico trip!!! (or two for double occupancy)

My 12th year leading trips to Mexico! We had a fantastic Painting In Mexico Trip in March  2019 with 8 people attending.  Casa Luz, San Miguel de Allende.

Ten days in the beautiful historic colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. We will stay within walking distance of the center of town (the Jardin) and spend 10 days painting en plen air and in making our own artist travel journals with instruction by Dottie Oatman. You will delight in this town of sumptuous color, textures, culture and endless painting subjects.

Trip cost –$2150, not including airfare.

Deposits of $500 are due now to reserve your spot.

Contact me and you can learn more details about the trip, what the trip cost covers, talk logistics, painting, etc. or 303-641-8704.


Come Paint In Tuscany Fall 2020

Saturday, September 26-Saturday, October 3, 2020


With Dottie Oatman

Join me for a week-long watercolor painting workshop en plein air in the gorgeous picturesque Tuscan countryside outside of Florence,  on the working 18th century estate Villa Bacío with organic vineyard and olive orchards, and breathtaking views. Day trips to surrounding villages of Certaldo Alto, Siena, and San Gimignano, 3-4 course Italian dinners with organic wine each evening.

Trip fee of $2440 per person covers double occupancy room with shared bath. Supplemental fee for private rooms and private baths available.

The price per person varies according to room type.

Double room with shared bathroom                      $2440

Double room with private bathroom                      $2660

Single Room with shared bathroom                       $2880

Single Room with private bathroom                       $3100

Price does not include airfare but does include transportation to and from the Florence airport or central train station, 7 nights lodging, 7 continental style breakfasts and 7 (3-course or more) Tuscan Italian dinners with wine, 1 lunch overlooking olive orchards, grape vineyards, and the traditional Italian landscape, painting instruction, 3 field trips to neighboring areas for painting, sight seeing and a taste of the local culture.

A Deposit of $ 800.00 is due by January 31st 2020.  Send in early to reserve your spot as space is limited!           

Contact me at for more info and if you want to join me. I will send you a registration form and trip policies form to return with your deposit,  to 2881 21st Street, Boulder, CO 80304