Painting with Barbara in Boquete, Panama

I offer both individual and class instruction for beginners and serious artists. For individual or class instruction   email me at to begin registration.   To pay the entire fee for the class click on the PayPal button for the appropriate class at the bottom of the page.


10% of your class fee goes to the Boquete Library Endowment Fund.

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Student Art

I am so proud of the work completed by my beginning and intermediate students.  Students quickly learn the styles and techniques of watercolor painting.  For more examples Click Here 







Next Beginner Class in April 2020

Classes on Wed. and Fri. Dates to be announced.

Join a very small circle for a unique creative experience, taught by a professional teacher and watercolor painter.  We meet in a beautiful setting at my home in Palo Alto.  

Emphasizing demonstrations and practice, this class covers the basics of what a new painter needs to know:  the elements of  composition , color choices, creating drama, various painting techniques: blending, lifting, dry brush, washes, hard and soft edges etc., the many ways to use your brushes, and the sometimes confusing array of materials available on the market.  Bring your questions and prepare to have a wonderful time.

 Number of artists: 6

To register, email your intent to

Fee:  $115  All materials provided including professional 140 lb. paper, professional brushes and high grade student paints.

Materials to keep: 2 small palettes,  a spray  bottle, a #12 round brush, color wheel, paints throughout the class, a pad of professional paper to use at home,  a kneaded eraser, and twelve colored pictures used as references. 

You will have the opportunity to buy a set of paints to use at home.

Classes are held  from 10 am to 12 pm.  

Dates of classes: Wednesdays and Fridays


Florals:  Shadows, Backgrounds, Blending, and More

Tentative Class Dates: January 20, 23, 25, 2020

We Cover Various Topics: 

  1. Mixing for the Right Shadow Color among many Possibilities
  2. Shadows and/or Backgrounds and How to Paint Them
  3.  Choosing Soft Edges or Hard Edges in the Foreground
  4.  Choosing Red Color Combos that Pop (getting away from Pink)

Introducing “Painting Tips” –  Mini Lessons

  1.  The Importance of Ultramarine Blue and How to Use it.
  2. Watercolor and Chocolate
  3. Triads or Duos vs. Singles
  4. Marshmallows and Instant Gratification

The follow-up classes are proving very popular.  Join us if you have taken any of my classes in the past.  These classes are not for beginners.

Classes are held from 10 am to 1 pm and the Fee is $72 for the three days.  I charge for class time but not for my prep time which is considerable.

Number of Artists:  6      

To register, email your intent to  

Please bring your own materials.




I provide individual instruction in my studio for interested individuals. Each session is 2 hours in length. The fee per session is $40. For more information email: