Desert Landscape Painting with Janis Commentz

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Desert Landscape Painting with Janis Commentz

Enjoy a sunny winter painting get-away near Joshua Tree National Park.  Janis Commentz, artist and educator, will teach a water-based  painting workshop at the Campbell House Inn B&B, located near Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, CA.  In addition to the Campbell House New England style home, this venue features a  modern studio workshop and new, yet vintage looking, cottages. This two night/3 day beginning to intermediate workshop in water-based paints (acrylic, gouache, and watercolor), will focus on composition, color mixing, how to use your phone/camera as a tool, and creating a variety of compositions.

The workshop will include demonstrations as well as group and individualized instruction to begin and develop your painting. The itinerary includes basic sketching instruction, drawing from architecture and desert plants, outdoor nature/sketch walks, small painting exercises  and beginning/developing a larger work.

January in the Mojave Desert is a lovely time of year with an average temperature in the 60's and sunshine. Winter light is especially advantageous to painters due to the long shadows and sunlight from the south. This venue offers a variety of historic buildings and desert vistas.


-Painting instruction by Janis Commentz, local artist and educator, 40 year resident of the area -

  • JUST OPENED - MORE SPOTS FOR LOCALS AT $185 WHICH INCLUDES DAYTIME INSTRUCTION ONLY.  OR STAY AT THE INN: 2  overnight accommodations (single $475; two painters sharing a room $700 ) and breakfast at the Campbell House and Cottages

-Box lunch on Wednesday

-Use of the modern workshop/classroom

-Access to the Campbell House gardens/facilities


  • Dinner Tuesday and Wednesday are on your own.
  • Participants provide art materials.
  • Distance to  Palm Springs Airport is 53 miles.


Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing
Workshop Instructors: Janis Commentz
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Art Mediums & Techniques: water-based paints (acrylic, gouache, and watercolor); plein air and in studio landscape painting
Workshop Start Date: 01/14/2020
End Date: 01/16/2020
Workshop Cost: $475 single; $700 for two painters sharing room
Ages Taught: Adults
Skill Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate
Venue Type: Other
Venue Name: Campbell House Inn B&B
Contact Person: Liz Shickler
Country / Region: USA
State: California
City: Twentynine Palms, CA
  • Desert Landscape Painting with Janis Commentz
  • Desert Landscape Painting with Janis Commentz

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