Monday, December 17, 2012

Above all- Peace on Earth

Nymph Lake
"Nymph Lake" is  a short hike from Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.   I spotted this scene when snowshoeing in the area.  This original pastel is currently available for purchase.
You can see more of my artwork online:
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



Friday, October 19, 2012

Stepping up for Art and Wine

Longs Peak

Rocky Mountain High
These two framed canvas giclee's, "Longs Peak" and "Rocky Mountain High" are both in a silent auction event tonight.  Both scenes are from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  Loveland's Rotary club is holding a fundraiser called "Stepping up for Art and Wine"  to benefit Stepping Stones, an  Adult Day Care Program. A percentage of sales will go to the program.
You can see more of my artwork online:
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
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Falling Leaves

The next adult class I'm teaching at the Loveland Museum Gallery is Falling Leaves.  This is an easy watercolor project learning how to apply glazes to create depth. You will finish at least one painting using this method-and have fun doing it. No experience required and all supplies included.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Classes at the Loveland Museum Gallery

I'm teaching several classes at the Loveland Museum Gallery this fall. The next one up is Monet's Haystacks. This class is for Kindergarden through Fifth grades. We'll use acrylic paint on canvas boards and learn how to paint Monet's Impressionistic Haystacks.

The next week I'll teach Permission to Play With Your Food for the same age groups. We'll use Model Magic to make tiny little  food sculptures.  The Loveland Museum Gallery's classes are a great way to introduce you or your child to art. All supplies are included.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oil Painting Classes

McGregor Ranch Oil (sold)
I teach beginning and intermediate oil painting classes out of my home  art studio in West Loveland, Colorado.  The classes are limited to 5 students to ensure lots of private instruction. Here is my schedule for fall 2012.  You can contact me for openings.

October 11 & 18  Impressionistic landscapes
    We'll work in the style of the French impressionists; using dabs of complimentary colors to make your painting vibrant.  Pick your own landscape/photo or use one that I will supply.   The technique works for any subject matter.
Oct 25 & Nov 1   Harvest with Antiques
    We'll work on composition and paint a still life using fall produce with  fun antiques.  If you have anything you'd like to ad, that would be great.
Nov 8    Can this painting be saved?
     Bring your old oil or acrylic (yes oil can go on top of acrylic but not the other way around) painting/s  you are "stuck" on & we'll see if it can be salvaged. Nothing ventured, nothing gained :)  If you have nothing old, start something new of your choice...or finish up paintings from   other classes
Nov 15  Pallet knife painting
    Bring the subject of your choice (simple is better) & we'll swirl thick paint (bring Res n gel to be liberal) like Van Gogh
Nov 29  & Dec 6  Snow Scenes
    We'll paint winter scenes; (you may want to use to make a Christmas card-I'll show you how)
Dec 13 & 20   Miniatures
    We'll paint small (good excuse to get out those tiny brushes & futz) scenes to keep or  they would make marvelous gifts.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Loveland Art Studio Tour 2012

Endurance
This brand new oil painting  of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado along with many other originals, prints and cards will be for sale at the Loveland Art Studio Tour.  The 2012 tour is on October 13 & 14.  Over 40 Loveland, Colorado artists open their art studios to the public one weekend a year. Check out the talent this community is proud of.
You can see more of my artwork online:
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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dancing on the Keyboards

"Dancing on the Keyboards"
This new oil painting was inspired by a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.  We were on our way to Mills Lake with a gorgeous view of Longs Peak. Right before we got to the high alpine lake there was a perfect reflection of Longs and the Keyboard of the Winds.  This original oil painting is for sale, inquire for availability. Prints and cards can be ordered through Fine Art America.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shavasana

Shavasana
I recently finished "Shavasana" which is an original oil painting on panel.  The scene is of a peaceful, remote lake in Ontario, Canada.  I got up early to capture the perfect stillness of the water with the mist rising with the sun.  The canoe is waiting for someone to break the reflection and paddle around the lake.  
This painting is for sale; please inquire for current availability. 
You can see more of my artwork online:
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




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Birds in Pastel class

Join me for "Birds in Pastel"-an easy 2 hour art class at the Loveland Museum Gallery on September 7, 2012. More info

You can see more of my artwork online:
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, August 23, 2012

Oil Painting Classes

I am starting a new session of beginning/intermediate oil painting classes on September 6, 2012.  Classes will run on Thursday mornings from 9-12am at my studio in West Loveland, Colorado. In September I am offering classes on the 6th, 13th & 20th.  Classes are small with a maximum of 5 to ensure lots of attention.  I will cover the basics along with  color experiments, composition, value, underpainting, styles, techniques and more.  I am a strong believer in drawing  to develop your skills-which we will do with paint.  The class cost is $27/class or $75 for all 3 in September. If you would like to try oils but do not have the supplies,  I can "outfit" you for the class for $5/class. Please email me at marygiacomini.com or phone 970.613.1258.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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



Friday, August 10, 2012

FASTFRAME-Greeley

Cool Ride
This oil painting, "Cool Ride" along with several other original paintings and giclees are currently on display at FASTFRAME- Greeley, Colorado.  They invited me to be their featured artist for the month of August 2012.  The theme for this show is Peaceful Places.  I also brought a variety of mountain and forest landscapes inspired by the Rocky Mountains.  Check out their store and my Colorado art.


You can see more of my artwork online:
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, August 9, 2012

Painting at the Foote Lagoon

Capturing the Light
I will be painting at the Foote Lagoon during the Loveland concert series August 9, 2012 starting at 5:30pm.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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, August 1, 2012

SWAY benefit

Days Gone By
I have several original paintings, giclees and digital prints available for purchase at SWAY this coming Saturday in Loveland, Colorado.  The silent auction, dance and concert benefit a variety of charities in the area which  Support Women And Youth (SWAY).

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Featured Artist at FASTFRAME-Greeley

Tranquility
This oil painting, "Tranquility" along with several other original paintings and giclees are currently on display at FASTFRAME- Greeley, Colorado.  They invited me to be their featured artist for the month of August 2012.  The theme for this show is Peaceful Places.  I brought a variety of mountain and forest landscapes inspired by the Rocky Mountains.  Check out their store and my Colorado art.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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


Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Art Camp 2012

Summer Art Camp
If your child enjoys art and the days of summer are getting a bit long, consider enrolling them in Summer Art. We will experiment with different art materials and start a new project with each class. Painting with acrylics, watercolor, sand and creating a collage are some of the possibilities. Aprons are provided, but wearing old clothes is recommended. A $10 supply fee is payable to the
instructor at the first class. Location: Chilson Center
Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Day Date Time Fee Class #
Age: 6-8 Min/Max: 5/8
M,W 7/30-8/8 1:15-2:30P
Age: 9-13 Min/Max: 5/9
M,W 7/30-8/8 3:00-5:00P

Into the Sunset

Into the Sunset
Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Friday, August 17, 1 – 3 pm

In this mixed media class, create a dramatic tropical sunset with vibrant watercolor, then paint silhouetted palm trees on top with acrylic. All levels welcome. 

Check out the Loveland Museum Gallery's webpage for more information.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Art Classes for Teens

Teen Thursdays: Art Exploration
Learn a new form of art to create fun and fabulous projects. Pre-registration is required. Please register at least one week prior to each class.

All classes are held from
1 – 3 pm
ages 12 and older
Check out the Loveland Museum Gallery's website to register.

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July 19 
Starry Nights ~ Create your own Van Gogh inspired art work

August 2
Impressionistic Painting ~ Be inspired by famous Impressionists

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Art for ages 2-6


Toddler Tuesday

Visit the Museum each month and let your young artist explore the world of art. A parent must stay with the child during the session.

Pre-registration is required. Please register at least one week prior to each class.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

All classes are held
10:30 – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 6 with an adult

Go the Loveland Museum Gallery's webpage to register
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July 17
Colorful Painting

August 7
Tropical Fish

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fresh Florals

Coffee Pot Petunias
Fresh Florals
Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Friday, July 20, 1 – 3 pm

Learn to create fresh, colorful flowers with watercolor. Go with the flow and have some fun; no experience necessary.For more information visit the Loveland Museum Gallery.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Draw, Paint, Create!

There are a few spots left in my Teen Art Camp next week. Call the Loveland Museum to register.


Draw, Paint, Create

Tuesday – ThursdayFor Vincent by Mary Giacomini
July 10 – 12

11 am – 3 pm
Grades 7 – 12
Instructor: Mary Giacomini
$75 ($60 Museum Member)

Teens! Employ the right side of your brain to create masterpieces you didn’t think possible. Learn to draw realistically and paint passionately. Use a wide variety of art mediums including charcoal, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. Projects will vary each day.



Monday, July 2, 2012

New paintings to The Grand Lake Gallery

Nymph Lake
I brought a new set of paintings to The Grand Lake Art Gallery in Grand Lake, Colorado this week. This painting, "Nymph Lake" is a 24" x 18" original pastel that is for sale there.  With a record breaking hot summer I thought looking at some fresh snow might be refreshing.  Nymph Lake is a short hike in Rocky Mountain National Park with a beautiful view of Longs Peak and the Keyboard of the Winds.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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, May 30, 2012

Walking With Dad

Walking with Dad
This new pastel painting, " Walking With Dad" is a newly finished commission.  My client described how she remembers going for hikes in the Black Hills Canyon (South Dakota) with her sister as a child.  The sisters wanted to this painting created for their Dad.  She sent a few references pictures but nothing with the family hiking.  After lots of research and sketching I came up with this composition.  The painting is sold but prints are available through Fine Art America.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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


Monday, May 21, 2012

Meditation

Meditation
This is a brand new pastel painting for 2012.  "Meditation" is 7.5" high x 18" wide with soft pastel on Wallis paper.   The scene is from a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado at Bierstadt Lake, a short but steep hike to this pristine alpine lake. Snow was falling at even higher elevations that day in autumn. When you reach a beautiful spot in the wilderness, it's good to take some time to meditate. This painting currently is for sale.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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, April 18, 2012

Oil painting classes

"My Space" 24" x 18" oil
I am starting a new session of oil painting classes May 10, 2012 in my studio west of Loveland, Colorado. This class is for beginning to intermediate students to learn oil painting skills. We will cover technique, color mixing, composition, value,  and style while working from life and photos. The classes are geared to what the students want to learn. The class size is limited to 5 so you will get plenty of individual attention for maximum benefit. In May I will have classes scheduled for  May 10, 17, 24 & 31st and will continue into the summer.  You are welcome to choose which dates work for you. Please message me for more details including cost and supplies.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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


Wild Man

"Wild Man"
I painted "Wild Man" in a 3 hour session in January 2012. I like the  intuitive loose brushstrokes I achieved .  This is an 14" x 11" original oil painting painted alla prima.

You can see more of my artwork online:
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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

new paintings to Mt Living Studio

Spring Unleashed (watercolor)

Finding Peace (oil)
I brought new paintings to  Mountain Living Studio in Manitou Springs, Colorado this week.  These two original paintings along with several others are now available for sale through Mountain Living Studio. You can see all the paintings online on 
You can see more of my artwork online:

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

Friday, April 6, 2012

Van Gogh's Expressionism

For Vincent (pastel)
On April 12, 2012 I will be teaching a painting class:  Acrylic: Van Gogh Expressionism.  There is much to learn from the Art Masters of the past.  The class is held at the Loveland Museum Gallery and is for teens.  All supplies are included and no experience is necessary.

You can see more of my artwork online:

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

Monday, April 2, 2012

O'Keeffe's Flowers

Flowers for Georgia (pastel)
The next adult class I will be teaching at the Loveland Museum Gallery is "O’Keeffe’s Flowers" on Thursday, April 19, 3 pm – 6 pm (2012).   In this class you will work with pastels on a full sheet of Cansen pastel paper recreating a Georgia O'Keeffee floral painting. All supplies are included and experience isn't necessary. To register contact the Loveland Museum Gallery.

You can see more of my artwork online:

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, March 29, 2012

Press release: Fort Namaqua

There is an article about me painting one of the transformer boxes in the Loveland Reporter Herald published recently: http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_20236998/transformer-box-art-project-returns-loveland-map
The transformer box I completed in August 2011 is located at the intersection of 1st and Madison Streets in Loveland, Colorado.
You can see more of my artwork online:

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, March 22, 2012

Western Skies

Big Valley (pastel) sold
I will be teaching a pastel class "Western Skies" at the Loveland Museum Gallery (Loveland, Colorado)  on March 29, 2012 from 3-6pm.  There are a few spots left if you'd like to join the class. All supplies are included and no experience is necessary. It's a great time to experiment with pastels. This class will be focused on painting clouds and skies loosely with pastel. To register contact the Loveland Museum Gallery.
You can see more of my artwork online:

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fast Frame Greeley

"Tree Yoga"

"Cool Ride"

"Rocky Mountain High"
The owners of Fast Frame in Greeley, Colorado contacted me recently about selling my cards in their frame shop.  They bought a wide variety of my notecards including the images above and are now  a new retail outlet for my art cards. I have favorite images of original paintings of mine reproduced on cards.  Check out their beautiful store.
I have more artwork online:

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