Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Hope Valley Fall Color Workshop

Posted on August 29, 2016
Filed Under South Tahoe Art Scene

Autumn Glow Lady JillLady Jill is at it again.

She’ll be painting en plein air (that’s outside) at 7,000 feet at Hope Valley during her multi-day workshop based out of Sorensen’s Resort.

Lady Jill’s painting philosophy is based on her love of nature – being there as one, allowing the world to go by. She almost never puts people in her paintings, as she wishes the viewer to be the only one there.

Lady Jill Mueller begins each class with a demonstration explaining her techniques, color choices, values and composition. Locations vary and will include the enchanting Hope, Faith and Charity valleys, Carson Pass, Woods Lake, and others.

There will be a class critique with plenty of daily one-on-one help. Jill will demonstrate her transparent watercolor techniques with emphasis on capturing drama with values. Towards the end of the week she will explain and show finishing paintings.

Please note that all classes are held plein-air ( in the field ) so students need to have some experience painting in the field. Beginners are welcome, but realize that you will be painting outdoors, which isn’t the easiest. You will however, gain a great deal of painting information working alongside Jill.

To register and for more info, contact Lady Jill at 775-849-7769 or

About Lady Jill:

Lady Jill was born in 1944 in Los Angeles, California. From an early age she was influenced by her mother, also an artist and the art community of Laguna Beach. She took every art course throughout her early schooling years, and then went on to major in art at several southern California colleges. During these years she was awarded a scholarship to the Laguna Art School.

As she grew up, Jill was always drawn to the peacefulness of being in nature. Moving away from southern California in 1971 allowed her to explore the Sierra Nevada mountains that she grew to love. In 1983 Lady Jill moved from California to the eastern Sierra, to live in Nevada close to the great, rugged mountains.

Tahoe Culture Lady JillIn 1980 she began to teach watercolor both to private students and during plain air watercolor workshops throughout the eastern Sierra. In 1993 she had her first class at Blackcraig Castle in Scotland and has been teaching there once or twice a summer since. Annually she teaches in Virginia City, Nevada and Rock Creek and Hope Valley, California. Occasionally she offers classes at her studio.

So many of Lady Jill’s paintings have found themselves on city home walls. “I feel blessed with the knowledge that so many have my life’s work to enjoy and pass on to their loved ones”.

Featured painting by Lady Jill:  Autumn Glow/Hope Valley

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