Friday, September 7, 2012

Grand Canyon - Sedona Interlude

I am driving through Sedona this morning on my way up to the Grand Canyon, and I've stopped at Heart of Sedona for a cup of coffee and to check my e-mail.  And before I get heavily involved in the Grand Canyon event, I wanted to make quick mention in my blog of three news items that relate to Sedona:

I'm proud to announce that I am now represented by the Sedona Arts Center Fine Art Gallery here in town.  I dropped off several pieces yesterday.  If you're in town, I'd be delighted if you'll take a look!

In February, I'll be teaching a beginner's course in plein air painting for the Sedona Arts Center.  This will be two consecutive Saturday afternoons (February 16 & 23).  If you're looking for a winter getaway, this is it!  You won't have to give up an entire week for a workshop but just a couple of afternoons.  Between the two sessions, you can paint more if you wish, and I'll be happy to critique what you do.  Or, if you want to hike, explore or just relax at a spa, you can do that, too!  Here is the link for registration.  The page also has additional details about the workshop plus a supply list.

Also, don't forget my Paint Sedona advanced plein air workshops that run from October into April.  Each week consists of four half-days.  We'll go painting in the mornings at some of my favorite spots and then you're free in the afternoons to paint more on your own - or to explore!  I have several different themes this winter which I'm sure will be popular.  Don't wait to sign up!  For details, visit

Camelhead, Backlit - 9x12, pastel
That's all for now.   It's off to the Canyon.  I wonder what the weather will be like?  It is raining in Sedona as I type at 8 a.m.


Dru said...

Just missed ya! I was in Cottonwood on Friday-Tuesday performing at the Blazin M (wild west shootouts) and drove to Flagstaff on Wednesday for a tire repair then drove home south back to the border that night, it was pouring in Flag when I left. Hope you brought your raincoat! VBG:-) Arizona is having a heck of a monsoon season this year. Have a great time at the GC event!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

We're like ships, crossing in the night. I did bring my Goretex coat, and I do have my Best Brella for painting which, in a pinch, I can use as a personal umbrella! I'm really surprised at how GREEN everything is right now. Everything is blooming.