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This is actually my Vet’s clinic…I was caring for my pack of dogs and you know I always have my camera.

This is also the way in which I instruct my students on “blocking in” …once again look at the shapes and their color and the lines.
I find this takes away a huge amount of stress in “covering the blank canvas” …that huge or even a small white canvas can still cause a lot of anxiety as to where to start…block in your painting or drawing and get the canvas covered up.
Next tend to your the details and onto a finished work.

For my blooming photography student class… I just always tell them to look through the viewfinder until you see a painting.
A good way to learn how to frame shots is to walk around your house or outside with a piece of paper with a square cut out of the center, hold it up so you can only see through the square, you can make several sheets cut with different size and shape of the square…and turn in a complete circle, you’ll be surprised what you see!
…this helps you see in groupings, the rule of thirds and just pleasent pictures to look at!
An excellent way to develope “The Artist’s Eye”

My Art and Photography Studio is located in
Mesquite, Nevada.

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blue, desert, green, orange, cactus, bergstrom

I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    I love the bright colors they use in the SW. This is stunning, Susan!! xo

  • Yes, you see a little of these colors in Colorado but I don’t know maybe it is just the sun here in the desert that make these colors work! Thanks Lori!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanabout 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous, and I absolutely love your sage advice to your students, as well as the rest of us. I’m teaching myself to paint and this instruction I will take to heart!

  • Then you need to plan a weekend Art-Retreat here in the desert…I am setting up the little one bedroom Casa as part studio and part B&B…I am putting together two day and three day packages.. I have several people interested..it would be only one person at a time…intense art classes and my undivided attention…fun and frolic and great food at the buffets in the evenings in town!
    Would love to have the opportunity to teach you how to paint!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Catherine Mardix
    Catherine Mardixabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful…very colorful…too bad you don’t have a studio in NYC!

  • Yes…now that would be an adventure!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    What an amazing combination of colors, the cacti seems to just embrace it.

  • I was just sitting in my car waiting for them to open and looked up and saw what I look at everytime I come…but for some reason I saw it this time…I have more that I will download later…Thanks Byron!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • bigg
    biggabout 5 years ago

    WOW. that’s colorful

  • That’s the Southwest…since the landscape can be brown and sand…we have to doll up everything else with lots of color!!! Thanks george!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • MyheART
    MyheARTabout 5 years ago

    cool…love the colors here:)

  • Thanks my friend…appreciate your viewing!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • bigg
    biggabout 5 years ago

    One day I’M gonna make it out that way . I want to see the ghost towns . Steve and myself want to spend the night in Tombstone.

  • Well I always have comp. rooms at the local resorts and Mesquite is a nice stop over before you hit Vegas!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanabout 5 years ago

    Really?? Wow, Oh Susan that would be phenomenal!…But I must warn you, I am really green at painting. What you are suggesting sounds so incredible, and something that I am not only highly interested in, but in dire need of! Please drop me a bmail with the particulars or email me personally at lightwalker29@aol.com!!

  • I sure will…This would be tooooo cool and you would have a blast even though I would work you to death! I’ll e-mail to your private address… Awesome!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    I never see this in C/S. I did see a house today that had the courtyard like you were talking about. I wish we had more of the SW type of homes. xo

  • A big reason why I wanted to move to the southwest…the building styles and colors of the southwest!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, colorful capture! You must be a really great teacher!

  • Thanks…I am starting 2-day and 3-day art retereats here this summer…totally private, one person at a time…converting the little Casa out back into half studio and half B&B!!!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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