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!

Lavender Impasto

Lavender Impasto 16 x 20" oil
I had more than a little fun creating this new oil painting.  I was inspired by a Van Gogh workshop taught by Dena Peterson this winter.  I started with Van Gogh thick strokes of paint but turned them into pallet knife swirls.  The oil paint is quite thick with impasto.   I found this scene just outside of Glennwood Springs, Colorado last year and knew I would have to paint it.  I fell in love with the lavender, the view of the Roaring Fork Valley and Mt. Sopris.
This painting was recently accepted into the Lincoln Gallery's 2019 National Show.  The art opening is May 10th from 6-9.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi there;
Wishing you all a healthy, happy & creative new 2019!  Thanks to those of you who visited me at the studio tour.

 I am  starting a beginning oil class on Thursday afternoon from 2-5pm on Feb 21, 28 & March 7.  Learn how to paint without the nasty petroleum solvents but using traditional oils.  The cost is $105 for 3 classes & $120 if you'd like me to supply materials for these classes. If I have several students who would like to continue with this, I will.

  I have one spot left in my intermediate/advanced  oil class on Thursday mornings.   I would  also be happy to put anyone on the waiting list for my Wed watercolor  class.  The wait list is shrinking!  Classes are $35.  I do sometimes have drop in spots available.

"Recharge" made the postcard for the Lincoln Gallery's Champagne & Chocolate celebration/show Feb 8th.  Come & see why Loveland is the best place to celebrate Love for Valentine's.


I was asked to jury "Art from the Heart", a Greeley Art Association show open to all.  Check out the show  at the Mari Michener Gallery inside the University of Northern Colorado Michener Library.

On February 26th I'm teaching my first class at DIY creations located at the Outlets of Loveland.  Bring a 4" photo of your pet & I'll show you how to easily trace the picture onto a pet treat jar.  Even those with no painting experience are happy with the results.  
 For those who would like a wine glass party with just your friends, I am booking home parties.  I have a minimum of 6 students.  For $40 you each get 2 custom glasses to paint, materials &  instruction.  If you get 8 or more guests, the hostess is free.  Email  me at art@marygiacomini.com  for more info.
Enjoy this (so far) mild winter.

Mary

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019 Art Classes at the Loveland Museum

Here are the art classes I will be teaching this Winter & Spring at the Loveland Museum Gallery.
Register online: 
https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/programs-events/art-classes/adult-art-classes/

Tropical SunsetTuesday, January 15
Escape to the beach by creating a colorful sunset over the ocean and acrylic palette knife palm trees in the foreground.  


Color!
Tuesday, January 22
Learn how to create color charts and mix primary colors to make cool, warm and grayed colors to use in your acrylic painting. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Getting It Into Perspective
Tuesday, February 19
Understand how to draw houses and buildings in perspective. Bring an 8” x 10” photo of a building for reference. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Purple Underpainting in Watercolor
Tuesday, March 5
Paint beautiful yellow flowers with depth using transparent watercolors techniquesInstructor: Mary Giacomini
In the Woods
Tuesday, March 26
With this watercolor project, you will learn to use mask to paint a forest of springtime aspen trees. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Get to the Point
Tuesday, April 16
Learn to paint with dots of acrylic in the style of the impressionist Georges Seurat. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Oil Painting Class; without the toxic solvents

I am offering a brand new oil painting class in my studio (just west of Loveland, Colorado) on February 21, 28 & March  7th, 2019.  We will meet from 2-5 PM Thursday afternoons.  I will cover the basics of oil painting, color mixing, underpainting and how to safely use traditional oil paints.
The cost is $105 with your own supplies (given at registration) or $120 all supplies included.  My classes are small (Max 6) so you will get plenty of attention. This is your opportunity to give oil painting a trial run!  If enough students want to continue after the 3 class intro, we will.
Learn about color; get to know your paints and create a cohesive pallet for each painting.

Learn about color mixing, values and grays.

Learn how to compose and create an underpainting

"Impending" (oil) -demo finished in class
Contact me for more info


See more of my art and inquire about available paintings at MaryGiacomini.com

Mary M Giacomini's Artwork                   



Order prints, products & cards!
Instagram; mmgiac