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Deliberate subtraction

Recently, I quietly conducted a personal experiment in streamlining my art life. Like a big purge, after almost three decades of living a philosophy of multi-tracking, flexibility and expansiveness, I narrowed the scope and range of my activities to see if it would intensify what was most creatively meaningful and satisfying. The process came with terror, guilt and a fear of loss and failure....Read On

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  • Aug 19, 2019 to Aug 26, 2019 - Watermedia Workshop in Greece with G. Politis AWS, RI

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    Discover the majestic island of Santorini with George Politis AWS, SDWS, RI. Small and large format, painting in watercolour and other watermedia like watercolour pencils, acrylic inks and collage, learning techniques and how to see and find a subject (often far from the obvious). Boost the creativity by new inspirational ideas, winning techniques for an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Pure watercolour to mixed watermedia, realistic to abstract painting. All inclusive (course, hotel, all 3 meals per day, transportation in Santorini during the workshop).  Up to 12 artists, all levels accepted. anliv28@yahoo.gr

     

    www.georgepolitis.gr/w1.htm

  • Aug 26, 2019 to Aug 30, 2019 - Abstracting the Figure

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    Have you ever wanted to take the essence of the figure and present it in a way that is sensual and thought provoking? When you are abstracting the figure you don’t have to worry about anatomy but are more concerned about shapes, value and color.

     

    Held at Gwen Fox’s private Art Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico.  Her 100-year-old adobe home is the perfect environment to inspire and renew your creativity.

     

    There will be private critiques that empower, glorious breakthroughs while basking in a safe environment in which to grow as an artist.

     

    This workshop will fill fast. Limited to 10 artists. Each artist will have their own table.

    https://gwenfox.com/

  • Aug 31, 2019 to Sep 5, 2019 - Art Retreat in Killarney Ontario

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    Six days in the Near North of Ontario Canada. Killarney and the La Cloche Mountains were a favourite location the Group of Seven visited to paint. Rugged, with granite cliffs thrusting hundreds of feet out of the water. Northern forest, islands, bald rocks and only accessible by boat. We travel to most locations on a sturdy pontoon boat. Whether it’s setting up on a rock face, a low lying island, or sitting at the base of a waterfall, every view is worth capturing. You stay in rustic cabins, each with its own cooking facilities. There is a large room we can paint in if the weather turns against us. Your instructor is Keith Thirgood who has been teaching adults to paint for 12 years. He will show you a step by step approach to painting en plein air, which makes capturing a scene easier than you might have thought possible. He’ll also teach Modern Colour Theory with a limited palette, which makes colour mixing easy.

    For more information, visit www.wilsonstreetstudios.com.

  • Sep 9, 2019 to Sep 13, 2019 - Cold Wax, Collage and Mark Making

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    The use of cold wax merging with collage material reveals a rich surface filled with depth.  Learning when and how to add your personal marks enhances the painting while telling a story.

     

    Held at Gwen Fox’s private Art Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico. Her 100-year-old adobe home is the perfect environment to inspire and renew your creativity.

     

    There will be private critiques that empower, glorious breakthroughs while basking in a safe environment in which to grow as an artist.

     

    This workshop will fill fast. Limited to 10 artists. Each artist will have their own table.

     

    https://gwenfox.com/

  • Sep 23, 2019 to Sep 27, 2019 - Visual Abstraction…Translating Everyday Images Into Stunning Abstract Designs

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    Never be without a design from which to create an abstract painting. Taking images you see on your daily walk, while shopping or in your home… dissecting them into shapes and value to produce abstract paintings that sell.

     

    Held at Gwen Fox’s private Art Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico.  Her 100-year-old adobe home is the perfect environment to inspire and renew your creativity.

     

    There will be private critiques that empower, glorious breakthroughs while basking in a safe environment in which to grow as an artist.

     

    This workshop will fill fast.  Limited to 10 artists.  Each artist will have their own table.

     

    https://gwenfox.com/

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