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

***I’ve decided not to do the second trip March 20-30, 2020, that I was previously offering.

Info evenings at Dottie’s:  Tuesday night, October 22, 6:00-7:30, and Wednesday, November 13, 6-7:30pm. (see more below)

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.

Contact me if interested:, 303-641-8704

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 will be due by December 1, 2019 and will reserve your spot.

Come to one of the informational evenings at my house (October 22 or November 13) where you can learn more details about the trip, what the trip cost covers, see photos of previous trips, talk logistics, painting, etc.  2881 21st Street, Boulder, CO 80304.  RSVP @ or 303-641-8704.