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 TBA

Classes on Mondays and Thursdays

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, painting wet on wet and wet on dry etc., the many ways to use your brushes, how to care for your brushes, and the sometimes confusing array of materials available on the market.  Bring your questions and prepare to have a wonderful time. Nothing compares  to the support and sharing of a friendly, instructive circle to enhance and motivate your art experience.

Check out the comments of my former students above, on this page.

 Number of artists: 6

To register, email your intent to

Fee:  $118  All materials provided including professional 140 lb. paper, professional brushes and high grade student paints.   Yours to keep: a Box of 12 Watercolor Tubes, a Pad of Professional Paper plus:

Materials to keep: 2 small palettes,  a spray  bottle, a #12 round brush, color wheel,  a kneaded eraser, and twelve colored pictures used as references

Classes are held  from 10 am to 12 pm.  


For All Levels of Experience


Dates TBD

This is Watercolor after all so knowing how to use water to paint your pictures is critical.  This class is going to tackle the water issue head on.  Let’s get the water evenly spread over the paper –yes there is a way to get this done!  And then we will have fun exploring the possibilities of spreading beautiful paints on the wet surface.  In this class we practice,

  1.  How to encourage the paints to spread and blend
  2. Which colors to use together for effectiveness
  3. Keeping the white of the paper for white for highlights and drama
  4. Glazing or layering the colors for a range of values
  5. We will build six to ten projects to gain mastery over the above outcomes and in addition, we will create a color chart to greatly expand your world of the beautiful greens of nature.

 Join a small group of adventurers risking the wild ride of  “almost out of control watercolor!

Fee for the three days and eight hours of instruction:  $72

If you are using my materials: paints, brushes, paper, add $20



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: