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October 12, 2018

Wow, time is flying by.  The Ireland class was wonderful.  I had 11 students and they all were great to be around to paint and to hang out in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.  The class was in held at Chris O'Neil's studio and guest house in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.  First of all I'd like to thank Chris and all the other people at the B & B.  What a great time, delicious breakfasts and wonderful tours around the county. All of us had so much fun and my student's paintings wer...

July 24, 2018

  

Wow...does this quote apply to the political and natural environment at this moment in time.  It made me think hard on all of the environmental problems and human rights issues that our country and many more countries in the world have pushed aside and try

to ignore.  I never thought that OUR elected leaders in the United States government would reach a point this low. I was wrong.  Just watching the morning news or listening to world news it seems that the truth is that no...

June 18, 2018

                                                       

                                                             The Beautiful Burren

 My August  class in Ireland is getting close and I'm looking forward to it....

April 13, 2018

 The Beach at the North End of Melaque

I'm back home after a wonderful class in Mexico. The weather was beautiful and my students were talented and fun to teach.  We worked from only the paints and paper we could find in Mexico and had fun looking closely at things on the street, shadows and details we might not have seen without making ourselves slow down. When we found interesting things around us we took pictures of them and then printed some of our favorites to work from on paintings.  We wo...

January 30, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018-Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

This year I'm excited to be offering my first watercolor workshop in Ireland! Our group will be painting in an area of Ireland called The Burren, located in County Clare in the southwest of the country.  Our painting sites are breathtaking...rock formations, cliffs, caves and curious landscapes alongside ancient castles, tranquil valleys and quiet streams.

It's a wonderful place to sketch, photograph and paint.

The class is open to all  levels of...

December 15, 2017

Happy Holidays everyone!!!  It's almost the new year and I hope that all of you enjoy the season.  I'm deep into plans for my yearly Mexico workshop and hope some of you are tempted to join me in March. The gift of this workshop would be a great idea for the artists in your family! Have a wonderful New Year.  Hooray 2018!!

Painting the Magic of Mexico

March 10-17 2018

Jerry Ann Fenter Instructor

A new workshop in Mexico!! This year's workshop is again located in Melaque, Mexico. Melaque i...

November 10, 2017

I just got back from Oaxaca City in southern Mexico.  I've wanted to travel there since I first read about it years ago.  Then a friend of mine, Jacqie Wallen,  from Washington DC, heard me talking about how much fun it would be to go there. Of course she turned to me and said, "So let's go!".  We did.  And what a trip it was. I was flying from Portland and Jacqie was flying from Washington, DC.  The flights were long but comfortable on Aero Mexico.

M...

October 5, 2017

                                     Morning...acrylic on canvas by Jerry Ann Fenter

Wow...what a day I had on Monday!  Also, one of the most inspiring evenings of my life.  So much to talk about.

The day started with a long drive down Interstate 84 into Portland.  Some of it was one lane.  The damage from the fire is hard to look at but nature will overcome this injury to the land and in time bring bac...

September 15, 2017

I'm here in my "writer's uniform", paint stained sweat pants, a slept-in tank top, plaid flannel shirt and my Minnie Mouse slippers.  I'm afraid to type any words on the computer...trying to make my writing "perfect" for this new blog. 

My head is bursting with thoughts of art, gardens, fall colors, abstract design, planned adventures, distant places and the excitement that I feel each fall.  Fall has always been my favorite season. The changes in the color palette, the cool breez...

June 6, 2017

   " Art is a diary, a holder of secrets, a collective or individual history, an expression of dreams, a secret storm shared, a celebration remembered, the heart's blood spilled, a wink from the past and a mystery that will outrun death."    

                                                                                                        Jerry Fenter...

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