Monday, December 19, 2016

Beginning Watercolor Classes

I am starting a brand new watercolor class for beginners January 11, 2017.  Classes will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 2-5 in my studio just west of Loveland, Colorado.  I will cover all the basics to get you started painting with watercolor.  Classes cost $30/each based on a one month commitment.  You will learn about composition, color, technique, paint properties, value and more.  I generally use transparent watercolors in my paintings. For more info.

Winter & Spring 2017 adult classes at the Loveland Museum

These are the classes I am scheduled to teach at the Loveland Museum Gallery in the coming months of 2017.  Registration begins Dec 27, 2016.  I would advice signing up as soon as possible as these classes usually fill quickly. All supplies are included.

Winter Aspen Grove
Tuesday, January 24, 1 – 4 pm
With this simple masking project, use a limited watercolor palette and paint a peaceful scene in the forest.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Palette Knife Snowy Pines
Tuesday, February 7
1 – 4 pm
Experiment painting with acrylic paints and palette knives while creating a wintry forest of the mountains.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

ABCs of Drawing
Tuesday, February 21
1 – 4 pm
Learn how to draw what you see using a few tricks to engage the right side of your brain.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Fresh and Fun Florals
Tuesday, April 4
1 – 4 pm
By this time of year, we are hoping that spring has sprung! Either way, create fresh blooms in watercolors in this fun and spring-ready class.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Palette Knife Poppies
Tuesday, April 18
1 – 4 pm
Learn to paint atmospheric perspective with acrylic paint, then finish by using a palette knife to paint brilliant poppies.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Chasing Light

I was once again invited to the 4th annual  "Chasing Light" exhibition with the Plein Air Artists of Colorado group.  I paint with these talented hardy artists on some Friday mornings in Northern Colorado.  For one week we are showing our landscapes, both from plein air and studio at the Community Creative Center in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado.  Check out the art show!
Oasis Oil; plein air

Expanse: oil, plein air

Deep Forest  Oil, plein air