Monday, August 31, 2015

Paint the Poudre 2015

For the third time now, I participated in the Paint the Poudre Plein Air event.  The art is all plein air original paintings from the Poudre River, Larimer County in Northern Colorado.  The opening for this show was July 24, 2015 at Colorado State University's Morgan Library and it ran for a month.
I painted two new paintings for this show plus I showed two from last year.  I led two paintouts for the group.   I was interviewed by Christina Vessa for CSU's  school newspaper. I also had a radio interview  while painting on the Poudre River by Stacy Nick of KUNC (Colorado Public Radio) that was broadcast for a few days over the radio waves but still can be heard and seen online.


Poudre Rapids

Polished (sold during the show)

You can see more of my artwork online:
Facebook page (open to the public)

(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)  
(limited edition canvas giclees)

Fall 2015 Adult Classes at the Loveland Museum Gallery

I am teaching these classes for adults at the Loveland Museum this Fall:

Botanical Watercolor Painting
Tuesday, September 22, 1 – 4 pm
Learn to draw and paint what you see using purple underpainting and transparent watercolor paint. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Fee: $45 ($36 Museum Members)


Colorado’s Golden Aspens
Tuesday, September 29, 1 – 4 pm
Learn to create depth in your mountain landscapes by graying down your paints. Building upon a thin layer of acrylics, we’ll use large brushes and palette knives to create an autumn aspen forest in the foreground. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Sketchbook Journaling: Fall Harvest
Tuesday, October 13, 1 – 4 pm
Learn to start your own sketchbook journal with watercolor & ink. Draw inspiration from the fresh color and shapes of the seasonal bounty. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

 Falling Leaves
Tuesday, October 20, 1 – 4 pm
In this easy watercolor class, we’ll use a limited palette of transparent watercolors with leaf stencils to create a beautiful pile of leaves. No drawing required.  Instructor: Mary Giacomini

A Walk to Remember
Tuesday, October 27, 1 – 4 pm
Using pastels, we’ll create an impressionistic fall walk through an Autumn forest. Instructor: Mary Giacomini


Tuesday, November 3, 1 – 4 pm
Use a masking fluid, a limited palette, and salt to create a scene from Canyonlands National Park. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Monet’s Haystacks
Tuesday, November 10, 1 – 4 pm
Create an impressionistic version of one of Monet’s famous haystacks with pastels. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

  • Snowy, Starry Night Tuesday, December 1, 1 – 4 pm
    Create a dramatic starry night scene with watercolor. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
  • More info online.  You can register starting August 21, 2015 at 970 962-2410