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Painting in the Poplars

July 16-17, 2022


Join us for a relaxing introduction to sketching and watercolor painting on the Sivy organic farm. You will also have the option to work with pastels as well as watercolor. Pastel Painting is a great bridge between drawing and painting.

We will jump into the compositional basics in value and shape and then work our way into color.

The setting offers a variety of subjects from the vegetable gardens, the poplar forest to the floral rock garden. The goal is for each of us to tap into the rhythms of nature and the plant world. Come enjoy the tranquility of the pastoral setting!


Schedule for Saturday and Sunday

8:30 Arrive, coffee and introductions

9:00 Workshop begins with Linda Lowry

12:30 Workshop ends

1:00 Delicious farm-to-table Lunch

2:30 Option to stay for the afternoon and relax, read, paint,

meditate, or swim in the creek!


Cost: $275 which includes 7 hours of instruction with Linda and two delicious farm to table lunches. We will provide you with a materials list for both watercolor and pastels. You have the option to buy both mediums, or one.






I grew up on the East Coast and moved to Colorado to attend Colorado College in '74. I got my MFA in Painting & Drawing at CU, Boulder in '83. 


Teaching and making art has been my vocation. I taught painting, drawing, design and mixed media at the college level for over 20 years and chaired two college art departments. I designed and taught international adult painting workshops as well as local art workshops for children. 


I have shown nationally & published a book on my work called "Inside Colorado."


My work has evolved over the years from paintings of older architecture with a contemporary sensibility, paintings influenced by travel, auto-biographical work and narrative printmaking. Monotypes and mono- prints have been a more recent focus, thanks to some wonderful master printers. Printmaking has opened up a world of invented narrative and experimental processes and outcomes. At the root of my work is a strong foundation in observational painting and a love of history and storytelling.



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