SEVEN WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

Below are the watercolor paintings just completed of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center.

Beginning in November 2016 these originals, prints and notecards will be available in the VAULT DESIGN STORE at the A + D Center.

Stop by and check them out!

Drive up Window

Drive up Window

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Side Facing North Palm Canyon

Side Facing North Palm Canyon

Door Near Drive up Window

Door Near Drive up Window

Front Entrance with Palm Trees

Front Entrance with Palm Trees

Corner North Palm Canyon and Baristo

Corner North Palm Canyon and Baristo

Looking West Toward the Mountains   For more information on the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center go to this website https://www.psmuseum.org/architecture-design-center/

Looking West Toward the Mountains

 

For more information on the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center go to this website https://www.psmuseum.org/architecture-design-center/

MODERNISM TOUR IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

I recently had the opportunity to tour homes built the the late sixties and designed by architect Robert Rummer in the Oak Hills area around Portland.  Having been a part of the Modernism Week activities in Palm Springs it was fun to be touring with umbrellas instead of sunglasses!

 

I was really interested to see how the open spaces and integration of outside to inside worked in a world with a very different climate.  Where in the desert there is lots of sunlight and white and bright colors I found the wood interiors of the homes in Oregon to add a warmth that I don't always feel in the homes in Palm Springs. 

Also, the designs all included an atrium or indoor/outdoor area at the entry way.  

Altogether a fun and refreshing change from tours in the southwest!

Altogether a fun and refreshing change from tours in the southwest!

AUGUST 2016 ART GROOVE

What began in 2007 as a way to allow a few adults to enjoy a week in the  forest while engaging in art has become an amazing experience not just for the campers but for the instructors as well. 

 

Starting with Life Drawing and building on drawing and painting skills throughout the day, campers developed and strengthened their skills as artists and made many new friends.

Some campers returned for each of the 10 years I have been involved.  Stepping aside to devote more time to my own work, I know I will miss the friendships I have made and the fun of each new camp. This year included Life Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, Photography and Mixed Media printing and book arts.  It was truly the best camp ever!  

Some campers returned for each of the 10 years I have been involved.  Stepping aside to devote more time to my own work, I know I will miss the friendships I have made and the fun of each new camp.

This year included Life Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, Photography and Mixed Media printing and book arts.  It was truly the best camp ever!

 

Future camps will be lead by Debra Mumm, the art goddess of Venus Studios in Palm Desert.  For more information about Art Groove, Camp de Benneville Pines or Debra Mumm and Venus Studios, please click on the links below: Camp de Benneville Pines      www.uucamp.org Debra Ann Mumm   www.venusstudiosllc.com      

Future camps will be lead by Debra Mumm, the art goddess of Venus Studios in Palm Desert. 

For more information about Art Groove, Camp de Benneville Pines or Debra Mumm and Venus Studios, please click on the links below:

Camp de Benneville Pines      www.uucamp.org

Debra Ann Mumm   www.venusstudiosllc.com