Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hawaiian dreams












The oil painting with the chair is named "Therapy" and the wave is "The Big Curl". Both are oils that are now hanging with "Group Therapy" and belong to a very special client of mine...More Hawaiian paintings on fineartamerica.

Group Therapy

I just finished and delivered "Group Therapy", a 15" x 30" oil commission. This collector also has "Therapy" and "The Big Curl" original oils. Together they are a fun, therapeutic group of paintings that I enjoyed painting and even more loved getting the original inspiration from.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Art Show

Come and join the party.....I have several paintings in this show that runs from Dec 08- Feb 09

You are Cordially Invited To The Opening Reception for
Art On the Promenade
Friday, December 05, 2008
5pm - 9pm
Loveland, Colorado

The Great Frame Up and 30 local artists from Northern Colorado are putting on an art show to add a touch of color to the Holidays, and to benefit the House of Neighborly Service, a non-profit that helps families in economic crises. Come and enjoy the art, the food, and the company of some of the most talented artists in the area.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

December classes

The classes I have scheduled (for children) in December are:


Mona Lisa Portraits
Wednesday, December 3, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 4th – 8th, $18 per student

Snowman Ornaments
Thursday, Dec. 11, 4 pm – 5:30 pm
Grades 1st – 3rd, $18 per student

These classes are held at the Loveland Museum's Sequel building. For more info visit:
http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/Cultural_Services/images/2008%20Fall%20Newsletter%20Museum.pdf


I will also be teaching at the Chilson Recreation Center in Loveland:
Preschool Christmas Arts & Crafts for 3 & 4 yr olds and 4-6 yr olds on Monday mornings beginning Dec 1st (3 classes total for $15)
Call 970 962 2383 for more info...

These are fun classes that will give your child a chance to explore their artistic abilities and have some fun at the same time.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Plein air painting

Last week we had beautiful weather for plein air
painting. This scene is a mile from my home.

Monday, October 20, 2008

classes at the Loveland Museum

These are the children's classes I'm teaching for the rest of October and November at the Loveland Museum.

Cartooning

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2:30 pm – 4:30pm
Grades 1st – 3rd
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Bones in the Sky
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 4th – 7th

Watercolor Quilts
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm &
Thursday, Nov. 20, 4 – 5:30 pm
(2-day workshop)

For more information, check out:
http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/Cultural_Services/images/2008%20Fall%20Newsletter%20Museum.pdf

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Priorities"

Getting your priorities straight is what this piece is about.
With today's hectic and stressful lifestyles, take time and smell the coffee....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Josh



This is the conte crayon on paper paper portrait I drew last night at the Wilds Art Center's open studio. He was a great model!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sinopah Mt.

"Sinopah Mt" is an oil I recently finished. I was camped near Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana this summer. I got up early to plein air paint & take reference photos. The colors & reflections were spectacular.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Plein air painting


I had the pleasure of painting in an Aspen grove in Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) last week. I had fun with my oils & pallet knife; it felt more like sculpting a painting with all of the paint I used.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lincoln Gallery's Fall Show 2008


On Friday, October 9th, downtown Loveland comes alive with it's 2nd Friday art walk. I have these oil paintings entered into the Lincoln Gallery's Fall show. The opening is from 6-9pm.

Both paintings are scenes from a weekend in the Maroon Bells when the aspen trees were at their peak and over a foot of snow fell. The colors were gorgeous!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hiking through a painting


I get a big charge out of revisiting places I have painted, especially being "in" a painting I've done. I'm hiking behind my husband on a favorite hike in Rocky Mt Park just a few days ago.
"Gold Rush" is a pastel I've created from this place.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Drawing & Pastel Class for adults

Drawing into Painting: Conté
and Soft Pastels

Thursdays, October 30 & November 6, 13 6 – 8:30 pm

The watercolor class that starts next week is filling up but I am also offering a drawing & pastel class through the Loveland Museum beginning Oct 30th. Sign ups are due at least one week before the class starts. All supplies are included! Here is the link:
http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/Cultural_Services/images/2008%20Fall%20Newsletter%20Museum.pdf

This pastel is from a favorite hike of a beautiful aspen grove in Rocky Mountain National Park that I plan on hiking in the next few days. The colors should be spectacular!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Drawing Animals

I will be offering "Drawing Animals" on
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 3 pm – 4:30 pm for young artists in grades 3rd – 6th. For more information & to sign up check out the Loveland Museum's newsletter online at: (page 9)
http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/Cultural_Services/images/2008%20Fall%20Newsletter%20Museum.pdf

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Art Club Art Classes

I will be offering an Art Club on Monday afternoons in November at the Chilson Recreation Center. In each class we'll explore a different medium and project. How can you find your inner artist without some experimentation? Join me.
For more info, go to http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/parksrec/LTF08Wb/LTFall08_30.pdf

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Watercolor: Beginners class


I will be offering a basics of watercolor class at the Loveland Museum next month. All supplies are included so it's a wonderful chance to try something new without the expense of a supply list. The class will be held at the new "sequel" building next to the museum on Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 6 – 8:30 pm (register by Sept 24)
Here is the newsletter for more info:
http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/Cultural_Services/images/2008%20Fall%20Newsletter%20Museum.pdf

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chantelle

I have been attending the Tuesday night
portrait drawing sessions at Wild Lane Art Center just west of Loveland. The practice is great!
For more info check out:
http://wildsartcenter.com/

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction


The Richard Schmid auction is this Sunday, August 31st!





http://www.richardschmidauction.com/ "Zorro" by Richard Schmid

I have a painting in the auction. You can see it online at:
http://www.richardschmidauction.com/Mary%20Giacomini.html

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Almost Home"


This little 5 x 7" oil is from a scene close to my home. I'm sure the old cottonwood would have stories to tell if it could and puts on a colorful show every autumn.

Monday, August 18, 2008

"The Little Lupine Lady"


I just finished this 12 x 8" pastel which brought back fond memories from when my daughter was young and we did some plein air painting on a camping trip in Colorado.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Great Frame Up Show


This pastel painting of mine, "Age of Innocence" is one of several summer themed original paintings that will be part of a group show at the Great Frame Up in Longmont, Colorado through the month of August. The opening is Friday, August 8th from
6-9 pm. The gallery is located at:
430 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-7293

Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Paintings at the Grand Lake Art Gallery







I brought this oil painting, "Rocky Mountain Panoramic" to the Grand Lake Art Gallery (Grand Lake, Colorado-on the west entrance to Rocky Mt National Park) last week along with other new artwork. I have quite a few originals and some prints for sale there which all have a Colorado Rocky Mountain theme.
*sold

Saturday, July 26, 2008

YMCA of the Rockies workshop


I will be holding a workshop at the YMCA of the Rockies in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado on March 28 & 29, 2009. Even though is it scheduled for next year, it is something to look forward to and is not too early to reserve your space. The workshop has just been added to their website. Check it out for the class description.
The YMCA of the Rockies borders Rocky Mountain National Park and couldn't be a more inspiring place to create art.
http://www.ymcarockies.org/resources/files//PDFs/EPC/Art_in_the_Rockies_2008/Paint%20the%20Rockies%20with%20Pastels%20PDF.pdf

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction

"Montana Blues" will be in the 2008 Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction held August 31, 2008 at the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department's art auction.
http://www.rcvfd-richard-schmid-art-auction.com/Mary%20Giacomini.html

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Plein air painting

Painting Loveland’s Past : Historic Buildings and Sites
Wednesdays; August 6, 13, 20, 27, 9 am – 12 noon


Paint like the Impressionists
did – in the great outdoors.
Take some time for yourself and
join these plein air classes this
summer. Participants will paint
at a different location within
Loveland each day and learn
something new about painting
outside. Painting in a group
outside is more fun and safer.
Some watercolor experience is
recommended but not required.
Supplies are not included. A list of locations and suggested supplies will be available at the time of registration or for advance consideration.
For ages 18 and above.

http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/cultural_services/images/Summer%20newsletter%20web%201-11.pdf

Monday, July 14, 2008

Award


"Appeasing Pele" (pastel) was accepted into the 2nd 50 Paint the Parks 2008.
http://www.paintamerica.org/winners08ptp2.html
I painted this piece from visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where some Hawaiians still offer gifts to appease the Volcano goddess, Pele. This location is no longer accessible due to volcanic activity.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Award

"A Walk To Remember"was accepted into the PSNR National Pastel Extravaganza and was awarded an honorable mention. I won a Jack Richeson $100 gift certificate and picked out a beautiful set of Unison portrait pastels. Here is their newsletter about the show.....
http://www.psnr.net/Assets/newsletter%20and%20events/psnrnewsletter.pdf

Lake View before delivery...

Lake View Unveiled!

The heart titled “Lake View” was created by artist Mary Giacomini and sponsored by Columbine Health Systems. It will be placed at 1365 W. 29th St. Loveland, Colorado.
Engaging the HeARTS: Long-awaited heart-art project unveiled in Loveland

After years of planning and months of work, the Loveland: City with HeArt’s completed sculptures were unveiled Friday at Civic Center Park.
The 5-foot-tall fiberglass hearts — which follow the lead of other cities’ sculpture projects such as Chicago’s Cows on Parade — were commissioned by local sponsors and decorated by local artists.
It was a project headed by Engaging Loveland, a not-for-profit group that also heads up SummerFest in the Rockies.
Soon the symbols of the Sweetheart City will be sprinkled around Loveland for public viewing and will remain on display through December.
In February, the hearts will be auctioned off, with proceeds supporting Engaging Loveland.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=17851

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Live Interview


Here is a shot from the live interview on Denver's Fox 31 Good Day Colorado show this morning. Yes, I was nervous!

I am off to set up for the Oregon Trail Days Art Show In Gering, Nebraska which opens tonight and runs through Saturday. For more info on this invitational show, check out this website....
http://www.starherald.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19829590&BRD=484&PAG=461&dept_id=553251&rfi=6

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hearts.....

Watch Fox 31's Good Day Colorado show this Thursday July 10 for a special on the City of Loveland. I will be interviewed along with my friend Pat Saunders-White about the hearts we painted for Engaging Loveland. We will have a LIVE interview at 7AM.

I also was interviewed by our local paper about the project. It is posted at:
http://reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=17548

The BIG thing not to miss is the unveiling of the hearts on July 11 at the Foote Lagoon in Loveland with Summerfest of the Rockies. I will post a picture of my finished heart after the unveiling so as not to spoil any surprises....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Plein air painting


I was able to enjoy some watercolor plein air painting among the luscious lupines in full bloom in Northwestern Colorado last weekend. What a treat!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies 2008 National Juried Show


"A Walk To Remember" is a pastel painting of mine that was accepted into the "Pastel Extravaganza." This national, juried show of the Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies will be held in 4 different galleries within Loveland, Colorado.
The opening is Friday, June 13, 6-9pm at the following galleries in Loveland:

Independence Gallery
Art of the Rockies Gallery
both located at 440 N Lincoln Ave
Sage Moon Originals
116 W 4th St
Gallery of the Masters
343 E 7th St
*all are easily within walking distance and the opening is the same night as 2nd Friday Artwalk.

I recently joined the Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies. My webpage on their website is http://www.psnr.net/GiacominiMary.html

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Timothy's proposal

I recently finished this 12 x 16" pastel. The scene is from Central Park in New York City. My nephew proposed to his bride there and commissioned me to paint a wedding present for him to give to her.
Since I didn't have a photo of the exact moment, I used several different reference photos to compose the scene he had in mind.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Plein air Watercolor Painting Classes


I am offering two different adult watercolor classes through the Loveland Museum this summer. Both classes will meet outdoors to paint like the Impressionists did.

The first class is " Landscapes and Flowers of Loveland"
Wednesdays: June 4, 11, 18, 8:30 am– 11:30 am

"Painting Loveland’s Past : Historic Buildings and Sites"
Wednesdays; August 6, 13, 20, 27, 9 am – 12 noon

More information check out the museum's online newsletter (page 6). l We will meet at a different location in the Loveland, Colorado area with each class. I'm arranging some unique places that will inspire you.

http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/cultural_services/images/Summer%20newsletter%20web%201-11.pdf

Monday, May 19, 2008

Portrait Sessions



I've been attending the open studio portrait sessions at Wilds Art Center on Tuesday evenings. These are a couple of examples of what I do in a 3 hour portrait session with pastels.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Loveland's Reporter Herald (newspaper) front page May 10, 2008


Addison Spears of Berthoud, 7, watches as Loveland artist Mary M. Giacomini works on a pastel piece Friday night at the Lincoln Gallery in downtown Loveland. Giacomini was painting at the gallery as part of Night on the Town.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Art Walk Demo

I will be painting at the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, Colorado on Friday, May 9 from 6-9pm for Loveland's 2nd Friday Artwalk. Come out and check out this towns' talent and free entertainment for the evening.
This new oil "Secluded" is 20" x 10". The setting is from Flathead Lake in Montana. I'm looking forward to going back there this summer for more inspiration from this beautiful place.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Celebrate Earth Day!

Take a hike! This 14" x 9" pastel is painted from the Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. I have found many inspirations from this beautiful high mountain lake which is one of many hikes in the park.
*sold

Friday, April 18, 2008

Art Club (elementary) classes

My second spring session of Art Club & Art Club Jr starts April 28th at the Chilson center in Loveland, Colorado. Children ages 6-8 and 9-14 are welcome to join one of these classes where I introduce a different medium with each class. We've done acrylic, watercolor, sand painting, air dry clay, model magic, scratch board, sticky mylar, charcoal, pastel among other projects. It's a great place to experiment, meet some new friends and learn a bit more about art. For more info, check out their web page:
http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/parksrec/LTS08Wb/LTS08_3435.pdf

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just a little fun...


I've been having a bit of fun playing with old watercolor paintings and making them into one of a kind note cards. It's fun to try something different!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Art Auction

I have donated a framed print of "San Juan Capistrano" to the New Vision Charter School's art auction which will be held April 1st at 6pm. Proceeds will go to art supplies at the school.

Drawing from Loveland's Past











"Drawing from Loveland's Past" is an adult drawing class I will be teaching at the Loveland Museum May1-22 on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. This beginner to intermediate class (no experience required) will focus on drawing from the exhibits at the museum as well as an antique still life that will be set up. For a class description, check out the museum's newsletter (go to page 4) at: (keep in mind this is an encore class-new dates!)
http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/Cultural_Services/images/LMG%20newsletter%202008%20Winte

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Watercolor Class


WATERCOLOR EXPERIMENTS



With Mary Giacomini
location: Wilds Art Center
Loveland, Colorado

April 10, 2008
12:00 - 3:00pm
$25. - materials included
BEACH BREAK!
Escape to the tropics this spring break by painting watercolor scenes
from the beach. You are welcome to bring your own photo references but
there will be many to choose from at the Art Center. Since all supplies
are included it's a great chance to see if you like working with
watercolor by learning some basics & tricks of the medium. No
experience required; all levels welcome. (work at your own pace)
for more info, check out http://www.wildsartcenter.com/

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Spring Show

"Andrews Glacier" (oil) was accepted into the Artist Association of Northern Colorado's National Show for 2008. The show is held at the Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins, CO and the opening is April 5 from 5-8pm. This is a must see, prestigious show which will run through April.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Sandstone Soldier"

This image is from garden of the gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This 7.5" x 7 .5" watercolor with acrylic will be for sale at Mountain Living Studio in Manitou Springs. This piece and "Granite Guardians" are the same size and framed identically and would make a nice pair for your art collection.