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Painting workshop heads to Old West

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Join Nevada watercolorist Lady Jill Mueller for a Unionville Watercolor Workshop May 13, 14 and 15. Paint in the footsteps of Mark Twain as he discovered in Unionville, Nev., that “all that glitters is not gold.” Located about three hours from Reno, participants can either stay at the Old Pioneer Gardens B&B or they may come just for the class.

Lady Jill loves history and the Old West and this mining town takes one back to it. Two days of instruction will take place around this town of old buildings, windows, barns, and years of weathered wood.

Lady Jill, who has been painting and teaching dramatic watercolors of pristine landscapes since 1977, is represented by Heritage Gallery in Reno and Lone Tree Gallery in Minden.

The Old Pioneer Garden County Inn is located in an oasis of Northern Nevada high desert near Lovelock. The inn, dating back to 1861, is owned by Lew and Mitzi Jones, who have refurbished without compromise to its authenticity.

When not painting, participants can enjoy living rooms, a fully stocked library, a baby grand piano, tournament-size pool table and relaxing in the country kitchen with a cup of tea.

Peacefulness abounds as guests drift off to sleep listening to the calls of distant coyotes – the song of the West.

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The cost is $415 per student and includes class fee, room with private or shared bath, two dinners and two breakfasts. The fee for an extra guest non-painter sharing the same room is $175 and $320 for an extra student sharing the same room.

It is recommended that participants reserve their space as soon as possible as space is limited.

For more information and to register for the workshop contact Lady Jill at (775) 849-7769;; or