Monday, December 5, 2011

Hello all----The holiday season is upon us & so is my

Holiday Open House and Studio Sale
This Saturday and Sunday , December 10th & 11th, 12 noon until 6 pm!!!
Ej Glaser will entertain us with his great guitar and vocals on Saturday-----
Sunday , neighbors Kathryn & Trigg Render will play their lovely tunes while we all enjoy the sunny (predicted) December afternoon in the country .........and talk about art, beauty, life, nature, food, etc, etc, etc

I am finishing up a 20 x 60 studio painting based on this plein air piece of the Hay Ranks of the Summer of 2011 !!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Upcoming Events

Catch me this weekend November 12th and 13th at the Shaw Nature Reserve Show, Sat 10 to 5 , Sun 10 to 4 , It is held at the Dana Brown Center, for more information call 636-451-3512 or go to

Tuesday, Nov 15th , Lyon School Studio monthly figure study group----10 am until 4 pm

Gesture study! Talented and beautiful musician Gloria Attoun will be our model----bring your lunch or something to share and we'll paint, draw, talk art and enjoy Gloria's music !!

You'll find me in St Louis at the John Burroughs School Unique Boutique, November 19th and 20th , 10 am to 4 pm, call me for more details or to let me know you will stop by my booth! Wonderful show of art and fine craft!

Save the Date!!!!!!!! Lyon School Holiday Studio Sale and Open house is scheduled for Sat and Sun , Dec 10th and 11th, 12 noon until 6 pm both days-----If you have not been to our wonderful historic one room schoolhouse in Berger Mo then NOW is the time----and if you have been you know what a beautiful place this is ---so you'll want to come back----see my New Work------
and enjoy the music , food and festivities! peace and love all ----julie

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Studio Sale and Open House

Hello All

Don't miss my Summer Studio Sale and Open House!!!!Sat and Sun , June 25th and 26th, 2011.
12 noon until 6 pm ------4588 Lyon School Rd, Berger, Mo 63014 573-834-5064

There will be MUCH NEW AND BEAUTIFUL ART!!! Music , food, scenery, our 1868 limestone one room schoolhouse----which is both my studio and our home-----all are welcome!!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

More----Plein air

This Painting won both the Old Orchard Business District Award and the Opal Award for best floral depiction in the single day plein air event held May 7th in Webster Groves Mo!

Plein Air awards!!!

I had such a wonderful art filled time participating in the Augusta Plein air event ! painting and talking art with comrades: Mike, Janeo, Gloria, Stephen, Dan, Paul, Zak, Rita, Josh , Michele, Susan , Deb et al !!!!! I won the Sunset paint ---that image will be posted at a later date! and produced about a dozen nice pieces---including this sweet wild phlox piece----

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lyon School Spring Plein Air Event

Hello all---------Spring has officially arrived----- aaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so it's time for:

Lyon School Studio Spring Plein Air Event & Open Studio

April 16th & 17th, 2011 ---Lyon School Studio, 4588 Lyon School Rd, Berger, Mo 63014

Artists and art appreciators are invited!!!!!

Join me at my home/studio, sunrise to sunset, to paint, sketch, watch,
shop at the artist's easels, or just enjoy the beautiful countryside!!

Saturday Plein air Workshop, 8 am until 4 pm taught by Julie Wiegand
Fee for workshop $75. 00 (includes lunch--handcrafted by me)

All are welcome to come for one or both days----------------------- Free Event
(Fee applies to Workshop only)
For more information & Sign up : 573-834-5064 or

directions to Lyon School: 65 miles from from St Louis: Hwy 44 West to the Hwy 100 exit towards Washington, Mo, continue through Washington to New Haven , Continue 9 miles past New Haven to Hwy V V (go left) 1 mile to Lyon School Rd (go Right) 1 mile to property on left.
Be advised there is road construction in our area . I will post an alternative route if neceassary.

Supply list for plein air workshop:
Portable easel
panels or canvases (variable sizes from 8 x 10 to 16 x 20 ----4-6)
suggested palette: ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, lemon yellow, orange, titanium white
(i prefer that you use a limited palette such as this in the workshop)
I use linseed oil as a medium and odorless min spirits to clean my brushes
large brim hat /lightweight neutral colored shirt to cover up if sunny
mud boots ---if it's been raining!

If working in a water medium for workshop plan to use a similar palette.

I plan to do a demo 1st thing ---then i will ask you to do one 20 minute underpainting ---if that is successful---you spend 1 hour finishing that piece and then get to a new one----massing, color/value observation and execution , and putting energy and spirit into your work will be discussed.