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2011 Donna Zagotta Workshop Schedule

January 17-21, 2011 Gold Coast Watercolor Society Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Contact: Teresa Kirk 954-436-2858 February 21-25, 2011 Watercolor Society of South Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Contact: Pam Stanley 361-854-3695  March 21-25, 2011 Potomac Valley Watercolor Society Alexandria, Virginia Contact: Marilyn Milici 703-941-4575 May 17-19, 2011 Holland Friends of Art Holland, Michigan Contact: Pricilla […]

What to Take Away From Classes and Workshops

Schools and things that painters taught me kept me from painting as I wanted to. I decided that I was a very stupid fool not to say what I wanted to say when I painted.  Georgia O’Keefe Recently I had a question from a reader about what we should take away from art workshops. This reader had […]

I Love This!

I Love This!

Donna Zagotta, A Pair of Pears Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do – can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do. Barbara Sher   Happy Painting!

Creative Alchemy

Creative Alchemy

In my last post, I stated that it all begins and ends with love. I used a quote by Robert Fritz, a part of which I’d like to take another look at: The love comes first, and the situation later. In the creative process, love is generative rather than simply responsive. The object of your love does not […]

18 Strategies for Finding “That Thing That is Your Own” Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, sometimes we paint the way we do simply because that’s the way we were taught. We take classes and workshops and often we’re so busy learning other artists’ rules, techniques, color and composition tastes, etc. that we miss the whole point. It’s not about finding techniques, rules, and formulas. […]