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Updated 12/15/08

Calendar - What I'm up to!

(Most Recent and Future Dates listed First)

Ongoing: Daily Paintings

August 2009

Workshop in Sebastopol, California, Color Boot Camp three days in mid-August.

February 2009

February 14-16 Three Day Color Boot Camp in Riverside, California at Elin's Studio

Workshop is FULL, sign up for the wait list. $195 (under "Workshops" on the left)

January 2009

Plein Air Artists of Riverside Paint Out

September 2008

Plans underway for the California workshops in 2009!

August 2008

August 4-8, Color Boot Camp Workshop in Acadia National Park, Maine. I'm returning for yet another year of wonderful painting opportunities. August in Acadia is FANTASTIC. Sign up and find out more here!

May 2008

May 4-9, Color Boot Camp Workshop in Dawsonville, Georgia. FULL

May 11-16, Color Boot Camp Workshop in Dawsonville, Georgia. FULL

March 2008

March 15-18, Workshop in Riverside, California, at Elin's Studio. FULL

March 30, One-Day Workshop "Introduction to the Color System" Fallbrook, California.

February 2008

February 14-17, Workshop in Riverside, California, at Elin's Studio. FULL

January 2008

January 12-19 PAAR (Plein Air Artists of Riverside) Paint Out. My Quick Draw painting featured in my blog for the end of January won First Place!

November 2007

November 1-4 PAAR (Plein Air Artists of Riverside) Paint Out.

November 13 - Demonstration at 7 pm, Corona Art Association, Corona, California. Contact Jill Jones (email) (or call 951 898-9554)

October 2007

Paint the Aspens in Show Low and Pinetop/Lakeside, Arizona. Dates to be announced.

September 2007

September 10 - 14 Week-long workshop in Dawsonville, Georgia. This special workshop will focus on Elin's Color System with a special emphasis on still life/florals and landscape. Workshop is sited on an historic 680 acre farm in the mountains of Georgia. Contact Elin about this workshop to see if you can get a space.

July/August 2007

Acadia National Park in Maine! July 29 through August 5 - A week-long workshop at the Acadia Workshop Center in this most gorgeous location! Please check out their web site.

June 2007

June 3 - 6 Shakertown, Kentucky, Three-day workshop at a living history museum! Fee includes lodging at a living museum and the workshop in acrylic painting and on-location painting. More information here.

May 2007

May 15 - One-day intensive workshop focusing on Elin's Color System in Murrieta, California. Contact is Pat Starck email. or Telephone 951 696-8268Cost is $55 for the entire day!

March 2007

March 3 -10 A week of painting at Grapevine Canyon Ranch with friends from the East Coast.

October 2006

"Paint the Aspens" Elin returns for a second year of painting the aspens of the White Mountains of Arizona. Click HERE to see all the fun of last year! Looks like the second week in October this year.

September 2006

Lexington, KY, TWO workshops! "Color Bootcamp" a five-day intensive workshop on Elin's color system, September 11-15. "Acrylic Painting: Every Which Way AND Loose!", Septmeber 18-22. Check the American Academy of Equine Art Website for more information and to sign up.

June 2006

I am flying to Colorado to visit and paint the Rockies at the end of this month.

May - July 2006

April 2006

The Cattlemens Western Art Show, Paso Robles, CA April 7-9. Invited again to show her work at this prestigious show, Elin will be present and demonstrating her colorful system of painting. I had to cancel this because my mom died that weekend.

Women Artists of the West Membership Show, April 27-30, Newhall, CA. Along with the other members of WAOW, Elin will have several of her larger paintings in this show.

March 2006

March 8, Demonstration in oils for the Hemet Valley Art Association. Elin will paint a snowy scene with pines and diagonal lighting.

February 2006

Demonstration "Introduction to Elin's Color System- Painting the Landscape", Hemet, California, February 8, 1:00 Win one of Elin's Daily Paintings!

One Day Intensive: Introduction to Elin's Color System "Easy Color Choices" February 18, $45 Canyon Lake Email for sign ups.

January 2006

Demonstration, Riverside Art Museum - Introduction to Elin's Color System "How to make Good Color Every Time" 6:30 p.m. Win one of Elin's Daily Paintings!

November-December 2005

Planning for the Holiday season and working on "Colorful Oil 3" taping for the newest DVD, due out in December!

October 2005

October 21 - 22 Open Studio Tour.

A long-awaited trip to Northern Arizona to paint with friends and artists of the Paint-L, gathering in Pinetop, Arizona, for a week of pleasure and paint! October 3rd through 7th.

September 2005

September 24 "Music Under the Oaks" The Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation will be hosting a musical of John Denver tunes by John Adams, and I will be donating for their fundraiser a "Day with the Painter". The winner of the silent auction will have an afternoon picnic complete with pack goat, and will be able to watch me paint a view of their choice of the Santa Rosa Plateau. Telephone bids are accepted!

Kentucky Horse Park, Workshop on Internet Marketing Skills on Friday, September 16. Contact the AAEA about reserving your space! Here's the description:

How do you get people to buy your work on line and do it yourself?  Artists are selling work from web sites, and Elin has been dealing directly with her collectors this way for years.  From advice on how to best get your money’s worth for web sites, to how to promote and maintain your images for the best presentation to sell your work, Elin will share with you her secrets for Internet promotion and sales, and how to be your own best marketer.  From how-to handouts and contact information to trustworthy web designers, Elin will give you the power and information to do it yourself.  She will also share with you the shady side of cyberspace and what to avoid as you move into this extremely profitable way of sharing your art with the world.   Packed with information, this one-day workshop will also take you on a visual journey as she utilizes technology to present the Web in real time.

This is not a technical workshop for software, although she will introduce several programs in her presentation, but is geared for artists looking to move into and market their work on the Web.

Kentucky Horse Park, Five Day Workshop, "Color Bootcamp" aka "Color in Landscape Painting with horses". September 19-23, 2005. Contact the AAEA about reserving your space! Here's the description:

Renamed “Color Boot Camp” during last year’s workshop, students finished 118 paintings in five days!  If you are struggling with color, this is the workshop for you.  Elin presents the basics of how to compose strong value designs based upon the most popular ratios of light, mid-tone and dark values. She then moves the students through her color system to depict six separate and distinct times of day, focusing on the horse in landscape.  Students paint from their own copy, logically making good color choices based upon the key aspects of landscapes in morning light, noon, afternoon and moonlight illumination. 

July 2005

July 9 is the opening day for the Santa Rosa Ecological Preserve's Foundation Art Show. I will be presenting four original paintings along with other artists, who will hang their work until September 24 in the Visitor's Center of the SRP.

Painting "Sherwood Forest" in Chico from July 20 through 23, I'll be joining 39 other plein air painters depicting the lovely Sacramento River Park in a competition for beautiful canvases as well as prize money.

March 2005

March 2-4 - Norco Western Art Show, Norco, California. Check out the recent paintings page for the work I've been doing for this regional show.

Flying to Virginia and Washington, D.C. to check out Middleburg, the galleries and painting!

January - February 2005

My Mt. San Jacinto College art classes start on January 21. I'll be teaching the oil and acrylic painting section on Friday afternoons, and one section of Art Appreciation on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Every Thursday, I'll be back painting on location, honing those brush and color skills. We have a loosely knit group starting up this year.

December 2004

Taking time out to spend with family and friends.

November 2004

November 6, Saturday from 11 to 5 pm: The Temecula Arts Council sponsors "Open Studio" tours to working artists' studio space where hopefully collectors and new buyers will see ALL of the original art that I have. One can buy tickets that gives you a map to the studios from the Temecula Arts Council, or from several businesses in the valley. You can also email me for directions to my studio.

November 17-21, Indio, California. Desert Plein Air, Elin and 41 other artists will be painting the beautiful Coachella Valley. To reserve Gala tickets, call (760) 564-1244, ext. 102 or email for more information.

October 2004

October 28, Saturday, the Reagan Library Art of the American Southwest Show.

September 2004

September 18 - Temecula Fundraiser for LEAF (Lake Elsinore Animal Friends). Elin will be present for the fundraiser for the animal shelter that serves her geographic area, donating a painting for raffle purposes, and supporting this worthwhile endeavor to save and place pets. This will be held at the Great Graphics/Bella Gallery in Temecula.

September 3-5 - Idyllwild Plein Air Event Elin will be part of a panel of speakers at Two Babes in the Woods Gallery on September 3 in the evening talking about her strategies for marketing and selling her work. On Saturday, she will be painting on location in the beautiful mountain community of Idyllwild. On Sunday, the paintings she will have done will be on display at the Two Babes in the Woods Gallery.

September 2 Demonstration for the Canyon Lake Art Association, Canyon Lake, California. One of only two demonstrations I am doing for this season, due to conflicts and committments to other shows. Painting in oils, Elin will demonstrate her color system and paint a still life or animal subject for the audience. Meeting at 7 pm, demonstration begins at 7:30 Thursday night. In the lower level of the Canyon Lake City Hall, on Railroad Canyon, across from the Main Gate.

August 2004

August 28 - Quick Draw at the Autry National Center, Museum of Western Art, Los Angeles, California, from 11:00 to 3:00 in conjunction with the 4th Annual Old West Fest, a gathering of Cowgirl Culture, Music and Poetry, celebrating cowgirs in art.

August 7 - Dazzling Desserts Art Tour I'll be the featured artist at the "Two Babes in the Woods" Gallery in Idyllwild, painting a demonstration piece for the Annual Group Show. My paintings will be on display as well, and classical guitar music. Two to 5:00 PM.

August 16 - Classes resume at Mt. San Jacinto Community College. I'll be teaching two sections, Art 100 - Art Appreciation, and Art 115/116 - Painting

July 2004

July 16 - 18 Big Bear Western Art Show, at Big Bear Lake, California. Three days of art, cowboy poetry and music in the pine mountains of California!

July 23-25 I'm flying up to San Jose to visit with two girlfriends of thirty years in a reunion. We separated after working in the same office in Frankfurt back in the mid 1970s, and have only seen each other once in all that time. While they raised kids and were married, I painted. So now their kids are up and out, and ... I'm still painting. Wonder what that means?

June 2004

June 1 - I'm honored to jury the San Diego County Fair's art show at Del Mar.

June 3 - Art at the Lake, in Canyon Lake, California. An evening of food, drink and fine art on the edge of Canyon Lake, near my home. I return to bring my best pieces to help the Canyon Lake Art Association in their fund raising with this event, and this year my African art will be prominently on display. On the Evening of June 3 at the Lodge, in Canyon Lake, Southern California. Contact me if you'd like directions.

June 11-19 - Museum of the Horse, Lexington, KY. I return to Lexington once more to teach a WORKSHOP on color for the painter as a full member of the American Academy of Equine Art. UPDATE 3/31: The workshop is full with a waiting list. Next year I may be teaching two, due to this one's popularity. Please send me your email so I can contact you for the first slots, OK?

June 22 - I return to the San Diego County Fair to paint as a demonstrating artist from 11 to 1 pm. Come by, enjoy the art exhibit, and ask me questions about the painting process. I'll be having my newest video "Color Oil Painting with an ATTITUDE" on display.

June 28 - Jury duty...

May 2004

May 7 - Verdugo Hills Art Association Demonstration. Here was an opportunity to see me do my art with a brush for this art group located in Montrose, California. I've painted an oil of an equine subject, on view here.

May 19 - My milk goat kidded. I'm not going anywhere!

April 2004

April 2-4 - Cattlemen's Western Art Show and Sale, Paso Robles, CA Eight new, never-been-shown before paintings will be presented to the public at this special, high-end show for artists featuring the western and cowboy life. I love this show because I get to paint pack horses, mules, and beautiful sunsets!

April 23-29 The Museum of the Horse, Lexington, KY. I will be an artist-in-residence at this august museum for eight days! Check the On-Line Journal of my trip.

March 2004

March 18-24 - La Quinta Arts Festival 2004. Four days of artwork and sunshine in the California desert! I'll have on display all of my horse paintings, including the ones from the book, and new work of African wildlife in oversize canvases--some four by five feet! And of course, I'll be painting while I'm there.

February 2004

February 20 - Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Demonstration. The painting from this demonstration is called "Bored" and is on the English Horses page now.

January 2004

January 18 - 25 I will once again return to the Coachella Valley to paint with the Desert Plein Air Invitational celebration, for a week in conjunction with the Bob Hope Classic! You'll find me on the golf courses, and also at the Living Desert (those African animals!) that week.

Sunday, January 25 Public sale from 10 to 4 pm at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells on the Rose Lawn. It will be a wine and cheese event, with other works from my collection.

December 2003

I'm taking a month off for holiday travel for family and working on new paintings!  Over one hundred canvases this year! I'll be working on four of the lessons for the book, too!

November 2003

Jury, North County Society of Fine Arts for Awards, Poway, Calfornia.  Elin will be judging the pieces she selected in October for awards in Poway.  Over one hundred works were selected from over 250 entries by slides.

Through March, 2004  Elin will be working on a book on painting horses in acrylic for Walter Foster Publications. Called "Horses in Acrylics" it will contain over 10 lessons on how Elin paints horses. The book will be in stores in January of 2005.

Painted Ponies of Temecula - I will be working on my design for the painted pony for the Painted Ponies project to fund the Arts in Education through January.