Monday, March 27, 2017


 "Reverie", oil on linen/panel, 6x6 inches SOLD

"Lindsay", Work-in-progress, oil on linen 

The paintings above show my various processes and what we'll be focusing on in  my workshops  ... building shapes and sculpting with paint. And having fun!


Oil & Acrylic Painting Workshop
“Painting The Clothed Figure from Life – In the Interior”

* Saturday & * Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017  
         10am - 4:00 pm each day
* Fri Night Demo: 6:00 – 8:30 June 16 (included)
Demo open to everyone ($25)

$225 + shared model fee $25

Note: all demonstrations will be done in oil
Email: to register

Impact Picture Framing Studio
4034 – 7th Street S.E.
Calgary, AB 403-243-2000

This workshop is for you …  if you have an interest in experiencing the “joy” of putting brushmarks on canvas  … without labouring over drawing and measuring.

In this two-day, simplified, exciting but challenging milieu, you will be guided through the process of painting the clothed figure from life - in a simulated interior setting.


to read more about this workshop ..


 ~Casa Buena Art Retreat~

From their website:
"Casa Buena Art Retreat between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, Mexico is a calm and beautiful place to relax, rejuvenate and explore your creative energy.

The colorful villages, pristine beaches, tropical jungles, and the sounds and smells of daily life take you right into the heart of authentic rural Mexico. Fishermen, tortilla makers, street sweepers, donkeys, and bicycles, all add to the colorful animated village life."

About My Workshop:

A painting magically reaches out and pulls you across the room for a closer look.

How or why does that happen?

It's often a simple subject, yet a painting can be so captivating, it just doesn't let go ... mysteriously drawing you to look closer.

This 4-Day workshop will touch on all the
"Simple Ideas" that Bobbi emphasizes throughout her teaching: " logical ideas " ... the nuts and bolts necessary to build a strong, beautiful painting. Ideas that help take the mystery out of painting and add the magic you are seeking.

Please contact me for further details. more about this workshop at Casa Buena Art Retreat

 "Casa Buena", painting studies of some beautiful images for my upcoming workshop in Mexico. 
"Rome", pencil, watercolour, pen & ink
"Venice", pencil, watercolour, pen & ink

Recently I've renewed my love of watercolours and combined it with drawing with pencil and pen & ink.  Artists call these "Postcards" and it's a perfect way to go when you want to travel light.  These were painted for my watercolour and acrylic classes from photos from our trip.  We'll be exploring these little gems from life while relaxing in the beautiful Mexican sunshine!

Please contact me for information ... and visit Casa Buena's website for more.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Workshop!

"Brenda", from a life session
8x10 oil on panel, SOLD

For all you figurative painters!   I'm teaming up with one of my favourite models (Brenda) for my next workshop - "Painting the Clothed Figure from Life - In the Interior".

I will be demonstrating in oil but acrylic painters are welcome. Some experience - Advanced.  

Please stay tuned for all the details which I'll post here and on my website (Workshop Link).

In the meantime, feel free to contact me for details at bobbi at bobbidunlop dot com.