Winter Painting and Projects

Aside

1600-pariswindowreflections-3This is a little painting I just completed to test some new acrylic texture techniques. The wall and building were painted with several layers of acrylic with a matt medium, utilizing a sponge that had just the right texture for the stone; the window reflections in contrast were done with many glazed, glossy layers.

‘Paris Window Reflections’
acrylic on aqua board
14″ x 11″

As many of you know, last fall I retired from teaching travel painting workshops in order to have more time to pursue my own painting. I decided for the winter months, a good project would be to create a photo book from the students paintings over the last 17 years. A Call for Entry was sent to all previous students. They were told they could submit a painting they had either done in one of the workshops or from a photo they had taken in one of the workshops. I was happily overwhelmed to receive over 250 images – 190 of them will be included in this book, representing all levels of artists. The photos tell the story of the wonderful times we have had traveling and painting together in France, Italy, England, Mexico, and the USA. Many traveled with me to several destinations.

My friend Anne-Marie Steele and I will be having an Art Exhibition of small, framed paintings in Argyle, Texas, near Dallas on April 24, 2016. If you or a friend would wish an Evite invitation, please send me an email to jannpollard@mac.com. More details to follow.

Myrtle Beach Sunrise

Aside

1596-myrtlebeachsunrise-2.jpg

This was painted at Myrtle Beach where we had much rain, but I managed to capture this on my camera so I could paint it indoors that day. It was painted on an Arches watercolor board, so I could add numerous, soft,  glazed layers – the only way to achieve such a glow.

Myrtle Beach Sunrise, watercolor on board, 16″ x 20″

Watercolor and Wax on Rice Paper

Aside

1595-villanobile

Villa Nobile, Cortona
watercolor, 8″ x 10″ image
Playing with wax and watercolor again on rice paper. Much planning is required to paint this way. You divide your composition in 5 values, then paint and wax each time. Eventually, you have a wax-coated paper that you have no idea what it will look like until you iron it and remove the wax. The technique definitely keeps you loose!

AN EVENING OF ART and WINE – October 30

Aside

AN EVENING OF ART & WINE! Friday, October 30 at the Palisades Country Club in Charlotte. If you can come, it is free entry and open to non-members, but please remember to RSVP to the club so they can make preparations – no later than Tuesday, October 27. RSVP to Cindy or Bethany at 704-504-0099 or cindys@thepalisadescc.com. Thank you! A small sample of some of the paintings is below.

SAVE THE DATE!! Art and Wine Exhibition – October 30, 2015

Aside

SAVE THE DATE! October 30, 4 – 8 pm, You are invited to a special Art & Wine Exhibition at the Palisades Country Club, Grand Palisades Pkwy, Charlotte.. Resident artists, Jann Pollard and Anne-Marie Steele present Original Paintings of the Palisades, Charlotte, Europe and much more. Paintings priced for gift-giving and silent auction of some with partial proceeds to charity. Light Hors D’oeuvres and wine sampling from local wine distributors. Wine bottles available to purchase. Please RSVP to Cindy or Bethany at 704-504-0099 or cindys@thepalisades.com by October 27 so they will know how much to prepare. Bring friends!

If you cannot come, Jann can send you a Painting pdf of the exhibit. Send to jannpollard@mac.com.

Tuscany Painting

Aside

Be sure to check the photos from the trip to Lake Como, Venice and Tuscany on this site: http://jannstravels.com/travel-blog/. It has been non-stop painting stimulus and so very much fun. Having my daughter with me to share some painting and touring time has been quite special. We even got to celebrate her birthday in Cortona. Lina had made a wonderful cake.