Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Loveland Museum Art Classes

I have been working for the Loveland Museum since 2003 teaching art classes to adults, kids and teens.  This Fall, the museum is expanding their art classes dramatically!  I have more classes offered than ever which is good news as they often have wait lists.  Here is a sampling of what is coming.  Register here.  All are EASY with supplies included.

Autumn Leaves
Watercolor in Fall Colors
Tues, Oct 29
Layering, stencils = super easy!
Impasto Moose
Thick Impasto style with oil paint
Tues, Feb 11

Snowy Aspen Grove
Winter Watercolor paintings
Tues, Jan 21
watercolor, masking=easy
Color Recipes
Color mixing with acrylic paint
Tues, Dec 17
easy, informative





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Regional Fine Art Show 2019

Bear Berries
"Bear Berries" was accepted into the Lincoln Gallery's 2019 Regional Fine Art Show.  I had lots of fun painting this cutie in my oil painting class.  Thanks to a great reference from a good friend I was able to make this bear cub in Rocky Mountain National Park realistic. 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Pint glass painting


Fun was had at the Jessup Farm Barrel Room in Fort Collins last month for a pint glass painting class so I'm going to do it again!.  The new date is Oct 28th at 6 PM. Register here to save your spot!
The project is easy.  The people are fun and friendly and I'll help you each step of the way.  -oh and the beer is good too!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Estes Valley Plein Air

I finished a total of 10 paintings during the Estes Valley Plein Air.  The show is up at the Art Center of Estes Park until September 27.  Don't miss it!.
Roaring (oil with impasto)
"Roaring" (oil with lots of pallet knifefresh on the easel while plein air painting in Rocky Mountain National Park.

While painting at 11,320 above sea level I painted this miniature of Longs Peak from the Forest Canyon lookout in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, (oil, sold)

The shadows were striking early morning in the mountains so I painted 'Hayden's Spire'. (oil)


I had a toned warm linen panel and blocked in my purple shadows because I knew I would loose them as the time went by.


One of the categories we could paint in was a Nocturne.  I painted " Estes Glow" with a headlamp on the shore of Lake Estes. (Colorado)
The last painting I finished for Estes Valley Plein Air 2019 was 'Coffee's On' (oil with impasto) .  This sweet cabin sat above Moraine Park with a view that was nothing less than stunning.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Estes Valley Plein Air 2019

 The Estes Valley Plein Air Event has begun!  These are the  oil paintings I've finished en plein air last week.  I will spend several days in Rocky Mountain National Park this week painting there. 
 Dates: 8/24/19-9/27/19
Opening reception (all invited) 5-8pm
Location: Art Center of Estes Park
                 517 Big Thompson Ave
                  Estes, Park, Colorado 80577
Artcenterofestes.com
970.586.5882

Plein Air Event that features artists painting in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Valley Area from August 10 - 24. There will be a Quick Draw and Auction on Saturday, August 24th from 8:30 - 12:00 and then the show opens through September 27th. 



Monday, August 12, 2019

Newsletter Summer 2019

Hello!
    I hope you are enjoying your summer!  I'm getting my 'troops' lined up for Fall and wanted to see if you're interested in joining. I'm quite honored that the majority of last Spring's students are returning.
     I am  teaching a
beginning-intermediate  oil painting class on Thursday afternoons from 2-5pm on Sept 19  and 26 that will continue each month.  I have one spot open. Learn how to paint without the nasty petroleum solvents but using traditional oils.  The cost is $70 for 2 classes or $35/class based on paying for a month at a time.   I do sometimes have drop in spots available for some of the classes.
This weekend is Loveland's big art weekend!  I am participating in Art in the Park  Saturday and Sunday.  Besides volunteering, I am sharing a booth with other Thompson Valley Art League Members.  I have framed originals  a bin full of originals and a few prints.
I made the Reporter Herald for an article about the 4th Street Gallery Experience last monthThis has been a fun opportunity to show my work with 6 her professional artists.   
Flathead Valley oil 



Finally, I am participating in the Estes Valley Plein Air 2019. Check the website for special events.  The final show is on Aug 24 at the Art Center of Estes Park.  All are invited!  I'm looking forward to painting in Rocky Mountain National Park painting the inspiring views.
Enjoy the rest of summer!
Mary
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Kauai

Heart Breakers

A New Day
These are two brand new oil paintings I recently finished that were inspired by a lovely trip to Kauai, Hawaii, this year.  They both were started and worked on during my oil painting classes.  I used a limited pallet which I believe gives the paintings more cohesion. 

I choose my primary colors based on what colors I need for the painting.  I paint a small thumbnail in black and white to get the values and composition nailed down. For 'Heart Breakers' I used my homemade Alizarin Crimson with Pyrrole Red & Quinacridone Violet, Cadmium Yellow Light, Indanthrone & Titanium White.
Next I create an under-painting in oil using my homemade Alizarin to get the values.  If I need to go darker I might add a touch of Sap Green.  On an oil primed linen surface this acts like a white erase board while it's wet.
  

 As I progress I lay the local colors down, starting with the darks. I am careful not to cover up all of the under-painting as I want to leave some of the glimmer that shows through.


These paintings are currently for sale.  

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Art in the Park 2019



Loveland, Colorado's BIG art weekend is almost here!  I'm sharing a booth with other Thompson Valley Art League members from the Lincoln Gallery August 10 & 11, 2019.  I have  framed original oils, watercolor and pastel paintings and lots of bin work for sale. Do stop by at Art in the Park in North Lake Park.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Pint Glass Painting

Coming soon!  Pint glass painting at Jessup Farm Barrel House.  Paint a pint glass to hold your favorite beer or wine. Easy, fun & step by step; you will surprise yourself.

#fortcollins #glasspainting #JessupFarm #pintglasspainting #artclassesFtCollins

Monday, June 17, 2019

4th St Gallery Experience

This summer I'm doing something different.  I'm participating with a group of 6 other professional artists from Loveland in a pop up gallery that lasts all summer (through August). Pat Saunders-White, Marc Jones, Shannon Kaye & Sally Hartshorn, Donna Gordon,  Susan Jecminek and myself will be showing our art, offering classes and doing demos.
Cooling Down
oil
  The 4th St Gallery is in downtown Loveland, Colorado across the street from the Rialto theatre.  Our business hours are Wed-Sat 11-7 & Sunday 12-4.  We are also open until 9 pm on 2nd Fridays for  Night on the town.
I am offering a wine glass painting class on July 20th from 12-6pm.  Email me for more info. I'll be doing watercolor and oil painting demos on July 11 & 14th.
See how I create a painting!  I will be 'changing' out artwork every month.  June's theme is landscapes & Colorado scenes.  Stay tuned to what I come up with for July.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Beginning Oil class

Color charts; what can be accomplished with compliments and white.

Learning to make greens and grays with the primary colors

 Underpainting in a warm color
I started a new solvent free beginning oil painting class on Thursday afternoons from 2-5. I cover color experiments, composition, atmospheric perspective, under painting, different styles, techniques & materials.   I have a few spot available. If you'd like to learn more about how to oil paint without the dangerous petroleum solvents, contact me!