Jane and Frida = bliss

Jane wrote a lovely post about our Viva Frida trip to Mexico City. She is such a wonderful photographer. I know that you will enjoy reading and seeing our visit to Frida’s through her eyes.

Jane Davenport is a hoot!

It is so wonderful to meet a person who is exactly as she appears in her online courses. Spending time with Jane Davenport in Mexico City was a dream come true and to watch her enjoy the schedule of activities we planned was a lot of fun. Did I mention that she is a power…

Viva Frida and Danger!

Several years ago, Jane “Danger” Davenport created her very first online course and I was one of the participants. Since then I have followed and taken almost every one of Jane’s courses. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited that I am actually going to meet her on Friday and that I have…

Mexico City with Jane Davenport

  Mexico City with Jane Davenport, scheduled for April 11-18, 2015 is filling up so if you have been on the fence, now is a good time to sign up. Viva Frida! There are more details here. Don’t you just love this drawing of Frida that Jane drew?! Here are more pictures of Mexico City…

Let’s go to Mexico with Jane “Danger” Davenport!

Danger is her name, art is her game.  You have heard me mention Jane Davenport before, as I have taken several of her workshops and she is who I hear in my head as I paint. She has influenced me greatly in my art practice, so imagine how thrilled I am that she wants to…

Let's go to Mexico with Jane "Danger" Davenport!

Danger is her name, art is her game.  You have heard me mention Jane Davenport before, as I have taken several of her workshops and she is who I hear in my head as I paint. She has influenced me greatly in my art practice, so imagine how thrilled I am that she wants to…

Brave Intuitive Painting by Flora Bowley

Ever wondered what it would be like to paint with Flora Bowley? It’s amazing how her paintings evolve. She has a gentle, giving soul and is joyful when she bends, dances, stretches, scratches, marks, sprays, wipes, and playfully pulls the paint through her canvas. I am forever grateful that I took her class and I…

Thinking a lot about Paris

In my recent Diary of Faces class with Sharon Tomlinson, we traveled all over the world for 18 weeks visiting artists from Japan, Romania, Norway, Italy, Bulgaria, South Africa, England, Poland, Australia, U.S., Germany, Ireland, India, and Denmark. A lot of these artists honed and practiced their craft in Paris which constantly reminded me of…

My First Nude Painting

This is the nude that the class is painting for Sharon Tomlinson’s Diary of Faces week Nine. It was fascinating to see how we all painted it differently. After class with Jane Davenport, drawing the body was a no brainer. Thanks, Jane! I really do appreciate and take in all that you teach us.

Dancing With Myself

Applying what I learned in Jane Davenport’s class to a large (24″x36″) painting. I am so excited because Jane told us that she is going to have a large painting class at the end of the year. She could hear me whooping for joy all the way in Byron Bay, Australia. It’s hard for me…

Joynal Portrait

I’ve been painting away in my Joynal class with Jane Davenport. There are some very talented people taking this class and I am enjoying seeing what everyone does with each week’s homework. This week was painting large pictures (yes!) once following Jane’s video and the other on our own. This is my piece painted on…

Three Sisters

I’d like you to meet Julia, Celia and Beryl, three sisters who showed up this weekend as I was playing around with various supplies in preparation for Jane Davenport’s Joynal online class.