painting of a neighborhood path

Winter Park Paint Out

I’ve just returned from quite a week at the Winter Park Paint Out!  The organizers pulled out all the stops to make it a fabulous week.  It always takes me a couple of days to reorient myself after these intense weeks of non-stop painting, functions and visiting with my fellow artists.  A concurrent poetry competition …

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painting by Mary Jane Volkmann

Off and Running!

After three glorious days painting in the magnificent flower gardens of the United Kingdom pavilion at Epcot, I’ve had great practice for the Winter Park Invitational Paint Out which begins this coming Sunday. Each year the team of volunteer gardeners at the Albin Polasek Museum, where the paint out is held, do everything they can …

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asking questions about painting

Art in the Garden at Epcot, March 23 – 25, 2012

For the past nine years a group of 16 artists from the southeast has been invited to paint in the gardens of Epcot during the “Art in the Garden” weekend of the International Flower and Garden Festival.  I feel privileged to be part of this event and look forward to it each year.  As was …

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Back home and enjoying painting!

I just returned from two back to back events: a teaching week with my friend and fellow artist Kathleen Wobie at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, followed by a week of painting at the Canaveral National Seashore Invitational Paint Out.  It was a delightful time to be outdoors enjoying the …

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