Oregon High Desert Painting Workshop
October 7 – 10

(arrive by supper Fri. Oct. 6; paint four days; depart Wed. Oct. 11)
Diamond, Oregon (Harney County)


This four-day workshop will explore on-site landscape painting (en plein air) in the heart of Oregon's stunningly beautiful sagebrush desert. The workshop will focus on creating the feeling of expansive, even limitless, space through the development of subtle color relationships and the abstraction of the observed physical forms – buttes, valleys, mountains, plains and sky. The painting group will work out of Diamond in Harney County, the gateway to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Steens Mountain, Catlow Rim and the Alvord Desert. Selected painting sites include McCoy Valley, Diamond Craters and the Frenchglen area. Lodging and meals – scrumptious meals - at the Diamond Hotel.

In October, the air will be a little cooler, the colors have Fall in them, and dawn comes a little later.

$420 for 4 days of painting. A non-refundable deposit of $100 will hold your place in the workshop. I’ll send along more information upon receipt of your deposit. Please email me for more information, or call me at 503-201-2556. The tuition does not include lodging or meals – Please reserve a room right away at 541-493-1898