OPEN STUDIO – April 5, 2014

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Fall Maples

Fall Maples

If you are in the Palisades area, Charlotte, NC please drop by for an OPEN STUDIO I am having, along with my artist friend, Anne-Marie Steele on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10 AM to 5 PM. And one time only, a 30% donation of purchase will be given to cancer (Livestrong.org) in your name. You can preview a sample of paintings that will be available on www.jannpollard.com/openstudio.  If you cannot come, but might be interested, please contact jannpollard@mac.com. Images shown are ‘Fall Maples’ by Jann and ‘Charleston’ by Anne-Marie Steele.

Charleston

Charleston

Finalist in Artist Studio Contest

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I didn’t win but I was a finalist in the Artist Studio contest by Professional Artist Magazine, Most Organized Category, 27th –  out of 250! I entered on a whim. Cool!  My studio is the 17th image on the page if you click below. Then, click the thumbnail for full view and my comments. It’s also fun to see other studios. Great publicity, too, of course. Now, to paint.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.801814989834854.1073741843.176575849025441&type=1

Italy Painting Holidays – September, 2014

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PAINTING IN ITALY – AMALFI AND SICILY

This is a reminder that the two Italian workshops for next September, 2014 need to be committed with a deposit before the end of January ‘if’ you want to take advantage of Raffaele’s offer of a 5% discount.  He offers this discount because of the reserve commitment he must make to the hotels. Please check his Booking and Cancellations on his website:
AMALFIhttp://www.tuscanyintheframe.com/amalfi.htm
SICILYhttp://www.tuscanyintheframe.com/sicily.htm
Rafaele’s prices are quite reasonable, he is great fun and most everything is included but airfare.  All you have to do is talk art, paint and be immersed in the local culture! Lemons, wine, olive oil and all the gems of Italy await you!

Check out photos of past workshops on these links:

http://jannstravels.com/amalfi-coast-italy/

http://jannstravels.com/italy/sicily-italy/

Please contact Jann at jannpollard@mac.com (or 704-910-6422) with your questions.

Filoli Instructors and their Students Exhibition

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back-of-house‘Filoli Instructors and their Students’ Exhibition
Tuesday, February 11 through Sunday, March 30, 2014

Filoli is fortunate to have many talented and knowledgeable instructors that teach a wide variety of subjects including art and decorative art classes to an enthusiastic student body. This exhibit will feature works by our instructors and their students in the Visitor and Education Center. Enjoy the display, learn about our education programs and let Filoli be the inspiration for your next work of art. The picturesque surroundings of Filoli make a wonderful venue for art and artists, providing inspiration and a range of valuable resources. Don’t miss this great exhibit with Filoli’s seasonal reopening.

Happy New Year 2014!

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1538-themorningafterHappy New Year 2014!  I hope you are all staying warm in this chilly weather, wherever you may be.  I just finished this watercolor, 29″ x 21″, titled ‘Morning After the Snow’. It was ‘magic’ for a very short time in the South. The painting was a big challenge as it needed LOTS of negative painting to ‘save those whites’. You do not use white in watercolor, but save the white of the paper and must paint the negative space behind it. Once you lose them, you also lose the freshness of the  white paper.