Monday, December 26, 2011

Backlit Drama


I painted this nude oil painting alla prima in last Tuesday's live modeling session with friends.   I really love painting nude female back poses with strong lighting.  The draped cloth added to the drama.  This 12" x 9" oil is for sale, please inquire about availability.
Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)
MGiacominiart.blogspot.com


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tropical paintings at the Suite Spa

Visions in Merlot (oil)

Day Dreams (oil)

Bird of Paradise (watercolor)

Maui Gold (pastel)
These original tropical themed paintings are currently for sale. They will be at  the Suite Spa in Loveland, Colorado for the open house scheduled December 15, 2011 from 4-8pm. For more information check out their Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Suite-Spa/130592773637294
Other online places to view my art:
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)
 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Art Classes

I am teaching two different Christmas themed art classes at the Loveland Museum 
this month.  Check out the link for more information.
Holiday Ornaments
grades 2 – 5
Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Create keepsake ornaments using model magic and embellishments. 

Psychedelic Snowflakes
grades 7 – 12
Wednesday, December 14
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Cut and create unique snowflake designs out of a special absorbent paper, then paint them with brilliant liquid watercolors to make the most funky snowflakes ever!
 

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)
MGiacominiart.blogspot.com


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kids being kids: at the beach

Age of Innocence (sold)

Oh Brother! (sold)

California Dream'n (sold)
All three of these children playing at the beach paintings are pastels.  I wanted to capture not just the serenity of the beach but the playfulness that kids bring out in it.  I enjoy painting things that make me feel good and take me back to places I'd like to be.

Other online places to view my art:
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Romantic Paintings

Into the Sunset (n/a)
Soul Mates (n/a)

The Proposal (n/a)
These three paintings were done for some very romantic couples.  The top sunset painting (oil) was in Aruba.  The couple had their picture taken walking into the sunset along the beach.  She didn't know he was going to propose.   "Soul Mates" is an oil I completed for my son and his new wife for their wedding.   We were on a hike in Colorado together when I took the reference photo.  The bottom painting, "The Proposal" (pastel) was the most difficult.  He wanted to recreate his romantic marriage proposal of them in New York City's Central Park.  I had bits and pieces of information to go by but no good reference photo.  This painting was given by the groom to the bride the night before their wedding.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Monochromatic Nude Oils

Jubilant
Earth
Intent: Steve
Ashley Rae
Carrie
These monochromatic oil paintings were all done using Transparent Oxide Red with maybe a touch of Sap Green added in the last nude modeling session.  The paintings were done alla prima in a 3 hour session using both female and male nudes.  I find that when I paint with just one color or two I get back in touch with value and start seeing the light and shadow more clearly.  To find out if a painting is available (they were at the date of this post) you can contact me and we can set it up with pay pal.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)
MGiacominiart.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gesture Drawing




These are 3-5 minute  Gesture drawings I've done of some beautiful nude female backsDrawing this fast really makes you react and not think your drawing to death.  There is truly no better way to improve your drawing skills than drawing from life

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ashley Rae




Ashley Rae is another professional model that I enjoy to paint and draw.   She usually poses in the nude for our weekly group.   She is awesome at getting right back into the perfect pose each time.  She is truly long and lovely.  These are some  charcoal and pastel drawings (the second is a monochromatic oil) I have done of her over the years.  All images were done alla prima in one 3 hour session.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Corsair Wench"

"Corsair Wench"
I admit, I had to google the name of a pirate's girlfriend and this is what I came up with.  Allie posed for our weekly figure and  portrait drawing and painting group. I didn't get to finish the pastel, but I rather like the unfinished look.  The focus is the pirate hat and expression.  This pastel drawing on canson pastel paper is available for purchase.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Steve: Male nude model

Steve: oil

Steve: charcoal pencil
I also paint & draw male models.   Steve  is another excellent model who posed nude. He has a serious gaze which I felt I captured in these images.  The top piece is a monochromatic oil painting. I used only Transparent Oxide Red with maybe just a touch of Viridian in the last session.  Although I love color it's good to force yourself to paint using just value. Both images were created alla prima in one 3 hour session.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Classic (nude) back poses

Classic Back Pose
Trish
Earth (it really is her name)
Ashley Rae
I don't know why I'm attracted to paint the nude female back.  I've always admired Ingres: Grand Odalisque and maybe it reminds me of that beautiful classic painting.  The top four paintings were done in oil, the bottom is a pastel.  Sometimes I work on a painting with only one color: Transparent Oxide Red.  Working with just value is a great way to train your eye to see it.   All were done alla prima in a 3 hour session.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tarena

Egyptian goddess (pastel)

Fallen (pastel)

Tarena of Athens (oil)

Beauty (oil)

Dangerous (charcoal)

Ready for Burning Man

Tarena (pastel)

Over the last four years of weekly painting or drawing models in costumed or nude poses, I've definitely had some favorite models.   Tarena is one of them.  These are some of the paintings and drawings I've done from her very creative costumes.  She also is excellent at getting back into a pose perfectly and sits still.  All of these were done alla prima (one session) except for Tarena of Athens in which she posed for us two sessions in a row. To find out if a piece is still for sale, contact me.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Trish

Trish

Trish:  Nude Back Pose

Trish: Blue eyes
These are a few examples of one of our regular models on my uninstructed painting evenings with artist friends.  We paint costumed models and nudes once a week.   Trish has been an awesome and versitile model for us. The top two nude poses were done in oil. The bottom is pastel.  All three were done alla prima. By painting in one session the painting is fresher and more spontaneous.  These original paintings are for sale, to inquire for current availability, please contact me. 

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Royalty

Royalty 
I painted "Royalty" in a 3 hour long pose (with breaks) in a uninstructed live model painting night.  This 14" x 11" original oil painting has lots of impasto and bold strokes. Our model was costumed to look quite distinguished with just a yellow shear drape that looked like an elegant gown.  This painting is currently for sale, you can contact me for more details.
Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nerves from Gold

Nerves from Gold
This oil painting is a product my Tuesday night uninstructed painting sessions that I attend. Our model was dressed as a business man from the early 1900's and his expression was priceless.  This 12" x 9" original oil was painted alla prima and is for sale. Please contact me for more information .

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rabbit Ears Pass painting

Rabbit Ears Pass
This is another little plein air oil painting (9.5" x 5") I painted in September 2011.  I went with a group of art friends to a beautiful home in North Park, Colorado for a few days of plein air painting.  This scene of Rabbit  Ears Pass (Routt National Forest) was right outside the front door which is among a healthy Aspen grove.  I painted "Rabbit Ears Pass" in morning light and finished it one sitting (alla prima)  This paintings is currently available for sale.  Please contact me for details.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Summit Lake

Summit Lake
This is one of several plein air oil paintings I painted this fall.  "Summit Lake" is on the the top of Buffalo Pass in Routt National Forest near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  The alpine lake was calm, the forest quiet and the air pristine. This original oil painting on canvas  is 10" x 6" and is available for purchase. Please contact me for current status.

Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Introduction to Oil Painting

Last Light
I am teaching an Introduction to Oil  Painting class Nov 10 & 17, 2011 from 9-12AM in my studio in West Loveland. Continuing painting in Oils and Pastels will be offered in December 2011. For more information, please contact me.



Other online places to view my art:
Mary M Giacomini's Artwork 
Facebook page (open to the public)
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
artforconservation.com  

(limited edition canvas giclees)

(some of my artwork on various products)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Autumn Art for Tots

Finger Painting at the Chilson Center
Three times a year I offer art classes for the youngest generation: 3-6 year olds.  Classes are held at the Chilson Recreation Center in Loveland, Colorado. The next set of classes start next week.  To download the PDF file of the  2011 Leisure Times brochure, click here. To register online.

Autumn Art for Tots
Come and play with art materials that will bring out
the budding artist in your 3-4 year old. We'll finger
paint, sculpt with model magic, glue and more - all
with an autumn theme. Each class will be a mini art
lesson and utilize a different medium. We provide
aprons. It can get messy, so wear old clothes. Parents
are welcome to stay, but not required. A $5 supply fee
is due to the instructor at class. Min/Max: 4/8
Location: Chilson Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Age: 3-4
Day Date Time Fee Class #
M 11/7-11/28 9:15-10:00A $28 457053-1

Art for 4-6 Year Olds
For Pre-K, Kindergartners and Homeschoolers, this
class will let your 4-6 yr old experiment with a variety
of art materials while learning more about art. We'll
try different types of paint, sculpt, glue, cut and more.
Using fine motor skills, a different autumn themed
project will be explored each week. It's best to wear
old clothes, though we provide aprons. Parents are
welcome to stay, but not required. A $5 supply is due
to the instructor at class. Min/Max: 4/8 Location:
Chilson Ctr. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Age: 4-6
Day Date Time Fee Class #
M 11/7-11/28 10:30-11:30A $34 457052-1

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Impressionism class

I am teaching  an "Impressionism" class at the Loveland Museum Gallery Wednesday, Nov 2 for 3rd-6th grades. More details .   
I have painted a variety of Impressionistic landscapes over the years.  This pastel is sold but other prints can be purchased through fine art america.