Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ready or Not, 2017 is Here!

I hope this holiday season has been a fun-filled one for you, and I wish you all the best for 2017!

With snow on the ground here in Bend, I hope to have plenty of snow scenes on the easel over the next few months, and I look forward to sharing them with you!

I'm getting revved up for an active year ahead! In addition to my workshops, I'm excited to be part of the faculty of this year's Plein Air Convention in San Diego and the IAPS (pastel) Convention in Albuquerque. I'm also thrilled to announce that I'll be among the featured artists in this year's Door County Plein Air Festival in Wisconsin this July!

One other piece of news to let you in on ... I'm in the initial planning stages of developing an ongoing online instructional program. This is what I can tell you so far: It would be through my Painting the Poetic Landscape website, which houses my instructional video series that was launched this past fall. My plan is to provide short lessons online through this same website, as an extension to the lessons taught in the video series. Students will be able to complete their own painting based on each exercise and submit it for critique. Stay tuned ... more info to come!

In the meantime, I hope to continue sharing some painting tidbits, teachings and thoughts here on my blog. If you'd like to study with me "live and in person," please take a look at my workshop schedule below and see if I might be coming to a studio near you this year!

2017 Workshops:

Bend, OR - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop
January 21, 22 & 23, 2017 (Sat/Sun/Mon)
SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, OR  97702
Contact: Barbara Jaenicke,

Fresno, CA - 3-day PASTEL/OIL  workshop
February 9, 10 & 11, 2017 (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
A Sense of Place Art Gallery
2003 North Van Ness Blvd.
Fresno, CA  93704
Contact: Ginny Burdick,, 559-392-6775

Redondo Beach, CA - 3-day PASTEL workshop
April 20, 21 & 22, 2017 
Pastel Society of Southern California
Contact: Arturo Fribourg,
$350 (tentative price, may change slightly)

San Diego, CA - Plein Air Convention
April 24 - 28, 2017
Faculty/Pastel demonstrator
Exact day/time of demo TDB. Must be registered for convention to attend.

Oregon City, OR - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop
May 19, 20 & 21, 2017 (Fri/Sat/Sun)
"Meet & Greet" Thursday evening (5/18)
Carrie Moore Studios, Oregon City, OR
Contact: Carrie Moore,, 503-866-5507

Albuquerque, NM - 1-day PASTEL workshop, plus two separate demos
IAPS Convention week, June 7-11, 2017 
(Must be registered for convention to participate in workshop or demos.)
3-hour demo, June 8: Rich, Vibrant Snow Scenes
2-hour demo, June 9: Making Your Mark
1-day workshop, June 11: The Landscape Composition Puzzle

Cumberland, MD - 1-day Plein Air workshop (all media/demo will be in oil)
June 25, 2017 (Sun)
Part of the Mountain Maryland Plein Air event happening June 19-24.
Contact: Chris Sloan,, 301-777-2787

Bainbridge Island, WA - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop (studio & plein air)
July 19, 20 & 21, 2017 (Wed/Thurs/Fri)
Winslow Art Center
278 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Contact: Martha Jordan,, 206-715-6663
(Price TBD)

Richmond, IN - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop
Aug. 17, 18 & 19, 2017 (Thurs/Fri/Sat)
Richmond Art Museum
350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana, 47374
Contact: Lance Crow,, 765-966-0256
$395/member; $450/non-member

Bend, OR - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop
Sept. 23, 24 & 25, 2017 (Sat/Sun/Mon)
SageBrushers Art Society
117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, OR  97702
Contact: Barbara Jaenicke,

Landgrove, VT - 4-day PASTEL/OIL workshop (studio with some plein air, weather permitting)
Oct. 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2017 (MonTues/Wed/Thurs)
InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn
132 Landgrove Road
Landgrove, VT  05148

Bridgewater, NJ - 3-day PASTEL/OIL workshop
Nov. 3, 4 & 5, 2017 (Fri/Sat/Sun)
York Art Studio
350 Grove St. #4, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Contact: Barbara Jaenicke,


  1. Daer Barbara Jaenicke,
    I wish you a good and successful 2017.
    Beautiful winter landscape.

    Fritz Engelhardt