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A subscriber wrote, “Success as an artist to me is when you go to sleep your last thoughts are about creating. When you wake up in the morning your first thoughts are about creating. It comes from the gut, from your insides.”
They say that if you wake up in the morning looking for a cigarette, you’re addicted. Quite a few creators — not all — fit the profile described. Further, it seems there’s often a relationship between our feelings of success and some sort of addictive behavior. But unlike other habits that may threaten health and happiness, this condition might just be good for you....Read On
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Upcoming Art Shows
37th International Exhibition The San Diego Watercolor Society The 37th International Exhibition will highlight its talented members as well as National and International participants in…
Sep 24, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017 - Federation of Canadian Artists Plein Air Retreat
This is a chance to escape from the rest of the world for a week where all you have to think about is Plein Air painting, a 60,000 acre horse ranch, and chats and laughs with fellow Plein Air enthusiasts next to a fire pit. This is an opportunity for artists to learn from some of the best in the field, including Gaye Adams, Doug Levitt, Janice Robertson and Mike Svob. They will all be joining us for the entire week to help artists really work their craft in a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment, and truly grow as an artist. It’s bound to be a valuable and rewarding experience. There’s also canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, log cabins to sleep in and fresh home cooked meals to eat… can’t get much better than that!
Cost: Varies based on accommodations (ranges from $1,475+GST to $1,925+GST)
Registration: Please call 604.681.2744 or visit us in the FCA Gallery at 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver BC V6H 4B7
Location: The historic Flying U Ranch, on the banks of Green Lake, north of Kamloops (N Green Lake Rd, 70 Mile House, BC V0K 2K0)
For more information, visit http://www.fcaretreat.com/
Oct 6, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017 - Oil Painting in the Russian Impressionist Tradition with Cheri Christensen
This workshop will focus on creating a painting with the relative use of color, value, temperature and intensity. You will learn how to interpret this while painting from photos. I will work with each artist one on one so any skill level is welcome, and students may choose any subject matter they wish. I will also do two demos one with brush and the other palette knife.
If you are interested in the workshop you can sign up on my website or contact me directly at email@example.com This class will be limited in size so reserve your place soon. Here’s the link for more info on my website: Workshop 2017 Cheri Christensen
Oct 22, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017 - Still Life workshop in France
Join painter Janette Hayhoe in the Loire Valley, France to develop your painting skills at this week long workshop dedicated to painting still life while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the French countryside.
The focus will be on improving foundation skills through demonstrations, exercises and one on one instruction. All this is complemented by the renowned Circle of Misse hospitality, learning more about our gorgeous region of France and truly relaxing.
Go to www.circleofmisse.com for more information.
Mar 21, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018 - The Power of Paint; Creating the WOW factor in your paintings with Dutch artist Carole Boggemann Peirson
Week-long workshop in gorgeous paradise retreat between Puerto Vallarta & Mazatlan, Mexico for beginning and intermediate students in oils (or acrylics with experience). You will learn how to create a painting with beautiful light that captures viewers’ attention and keeps them fascinated. Small group size guarantees personal attention.
While you’re busy creating art and exploring, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will ensure that your stay is memorable. Outstanding accommodations, food, and field trips will satisfy your desire for both comfort and adventure. Spouses are welcome!
For more info, visit: http://www.casabuenaartretreat.com/Retreat_Carol.htm or contact Carole at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 001-757-678-3340 (EST).
Apr 7, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018 - Travel Sketching with Watercolours in Italy
Highlights: See all 6 Mosaic’d churches in Ravenna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Visit & sketch the places where Michelangelo sketched in the late 1490’s in Bologna; Wander the house where Renaissance artist Rafael’s grew up; Tour the castle that inspired a chapter in Dante’s Divine Comedy; Paint while watching the sunset over a cliff-top castle; Ride a bicycle along the beach to a Roman Bridge built in 10AD that is still in use today!; Sketch alongside Canadian artist Joanne Hastie & experience how the Italian countryside inspires her art.
Included: 7 nights accommodations, 7 gourmet breakfasts, 7 gourmet dinners (wine included) at Hotel Belvedere in Riccione; transportation to and from Riccione to each location; watercolor sketchbook, plein-air starter kit (watercolor), ink pen, eraser
$3325 CAD per person
Click here to learn more.