Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Remembering Charles Reid

I was saddened to learn of the death of artist Charles Reid, whose painting style I admire and whose teaching has been an inspiration. My sketchbooks tell the stories of his workshops I was fortunate to attend (one in 2010 … Continue reading

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Art in Maquoketa

Now through August 29, 2019: My artwork has returned to Maquoketa, Iowa! You can visit the Water Color Exhibit during gallery hours at Maquoketa Art Experience. I’m exhibiting along with artists Louise O’Donnell and Mayela Fonseca for this display of our … Continue reading

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Painters at the festival

Thank you to all the students stopping by to demonstrate or show enthusiasm for the Iowa Artisans Gallery and our amazing gang of painters! Above:  Some of the students who took turns demonstrating painting techniques during the recent Iowa Arts … Continue reading

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Iowa Arts Festival 2019

Update:  Iowa Arts Festival has ended for 2019. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! (Original post:) Thanks to Iowa Artisans Gallery, I will be inside during this year’s Iowa Arts Festival away from the wind, so my friends will … Continue reading

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Spring graduates

In honor of my granddaughter’s graduation I painted these scenes of Iowa Avenue in Iowa City, with Maddie and her roommates in their graduation attire. I reminded the graduates that they may remain friends forever after living together for four … Continue reading

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Octagon Shop revisited

Ames still feels like my hometown and the Octagon is where I got my start. It was great to be back, bringing paintings and prints for the Octagon Gallery Shop! The original paintings are “Backyard Chickens” (16″ x 20″) and … Continue reading

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Florida revisited

Several years ago I visited friends in Florida to soak up the atmosphere and paint three scenes of South Beach for them. I could smell the ocean, observe the people and hear a variety of languages as they passed by. … Continue reading

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Figure painting

People bring a painting alive. My classes want to put people in their landscapes, so I painted different points of view as examples. Above left, since we didn’t have a live model, as a way to teach technique I sketched … Continue reading

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New: Shop for Lila Mae’s House (sticky post)

Now you can order Creating for a Cause products online at (new address) Shop to Shelter for Lila Mae’s House! (external website) See my Creating for a Cause page for background on this special collection of notecards, scarves, and bags … Continue reading

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Joyful flowers

For a recent family wedding the groom’s brother, an event florist, created wonderful floral arrangements for the reception tables. Afterward my grandson put some in his wagon and pedaled them out to my car to take with me. My watercolor … Continue reading

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