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Learning to see
I recently returned from travelling to find a pile of mail gems, many from readers of these letters. One was a gift of a small paperback postmarked Crescent Pond, New Hampshire. I crawled into bed and into a list of timeless painting tips ordered by importance, the essentials highlighted and supported with first-hand insights from old and modern masters....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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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
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