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.
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:
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:
Please contact Jann at firstname.lastname@example.org (or 704-910-6422) with your questions.
‘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! 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.
G i v e t h e g i f t o f A R T ! ! ONLINE AUCTION!!
Don’t forget- bidding ends at midnight on December 1 – EST!!!
Snow on Daufuskie, Charlotte
Varenna, Lake Como SOLD
Ravello Vista, Amalfi, Italy SOLD
Over the years I have done many small demo and plein-air paintings and thought I would auction off a few to my readers. These items will not bring prices like Sothebys, but you might get a great deal and be able to give a nice gift of original art. Often, my plein-air paintings are favorites as they reflect the passion I was feeling about the scene at the time.
To bid on these paintings, you will:
1- Click on an image
2- In the enlarged image, scroll down and enter your bid under COMMENTS. (You may have to use your arrow keys to scroll down)
3- Only bids with increments of $25 accepted.
4- Bidding will end at midnight on December 1. (Eastern standard time)
Some may be matted or framed so please consider that in your bidding. Think of it like how a Silent Auction works. Minimum bids are shown when you click the image and scroll down a bit. Does not include the shipping. You will be notified of your successful bid. Good luck in your bidding!
For other ORIGINAL SPECIALS, click here.
I have posted two books from my most recent travels – one on PARIS and one from VILLA LE BARONE workshop in Italy. CLICK on the thumbnails below to view them. Now, I get to paint from some of the 1000 photos I took. When I travel, I take lots of photos from all directions to help me recall the setting, the light and the passion I was feeling about the scene.