Retreat day out in the country (updated)

Judy Coverdale and Jo Myers-Walker with their watercolor paintings at the Coverdales' farm home

(Photo courtesy of Mike Coverdale)

Update:  Due to positive response, we added another retreat day at the Coverdales’! Email me ( if you’d like to join us on Saturday, July 15.

When I was in central Iowa recently, I was seeing my daughter’s family but also teaching at the farm home of Judy and Mike Coverdale. Judy and I spent two days painting and we came up with the idea to offer watercolor retreats at their home near Nevada, Iowa.

The Coverdales have a beautiful setting to paint, out in the country with a creek, trees and gardens. We can focus a bit on drawing and composition and move into painting. Bring along your ideas and photos and we will help you paint them.

Right now we are planning two separate Saturday retreats (updated):  we had one on May 6, and another one is coming up on July 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The cost is $35.00 per student including a simple soup lunch. I will bring one sheet of 140 lb. watercolor paper for each person and a few supplies for new painters. Others can bring their own watercolor supplies. Mike suggests I inform folks that there are a couple of cats in the house, in case that is a concern.

Join us for a playful day of watercolor! There is room for a maximum of 10 people for each workshop. Send me an email ( if you’d like to join in.

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