Thursday, December 14, 2017

Paint N Paws

So I'm having so much fun  with my wine glass classes that I decided to teach a class on Pet Portrait painting onto a treat jar.  I take my dog to K9 Wisdom in Loveland and was asked to teach a unique painting project.  I'll show you how to make a coloring book image of your fur baby Dec 16.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Na Pali Coast Cruise

I recently finished "Na Pali Coast Cruise", a 10 x 20" original oil.  This was a commission and a surprise.  I did some photo shopping with my reference pictures to get both the couple and the beautiful Hawaiian coast of Kauai in the scene.  I enjoy painting 'figures in  a landscape' and would gladly accept commissions for a keepsake that will last a lifetime.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Solvent free oil painting classes

 In my Thursday morning oil painting classes (Loveland, Colorado) I cover a variety of material.  In this project we were studying clouds.  We started with a simple black and white value scale and painted a gray monochromatic thumbnail proportional to the canvas we planned on painting.

Learning about composition, value & underpainting
 In my classes we play with different subject matter, techniques and color theory/experiments.  My goal is to teach you how to paint on your own.  We use traditional oil paints but do not use the dangerous or even odorless solvents as I find they are just as toxic as the rest.  I will teach you to safely paint without the use of them.  I currently have one opening in my class that has a maximum of 6 students.  Contact me for more information.
Impending (10 x 20" oil)
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 2017 newsletter

I have several art events to tell you about.  My biggest show of the year is this weekend; the Loveland Art Studio  Tour  is Oct 14,15, 21 & 22 from 10-5 at my studio west of Loveland at 7700 Leslie Drive.  Once a year I open up my studio to the public where you can see my  original paintings & prints.  I also have a large inventory of unframed art priced to sell quickly. 
new pastel; Pure Joy
Friday, Oct 13th is the opening of the Regional show at the Lincoln Gallery from 6-9.  I have an oil painting that was accepted.  This local co-op gallery was recently voted as Best Gallery in Loveland & I'm proud to be represented there.
I have a painting at the Preview show for the Loveland Art Studio Tour at theLoveland Museum/Gallery.  Come & check it out during 2nd Friday Art Walk tomorrow night.
I also have an oil in the All Colorado show which opens Saturday, Oct 15th at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village.

I have a few of my Italy paintings at the Sweetheart City Winery in Loveland through the end of the year.  I also teach a monthly wine glass painting classwhich has been selling out.  As a result, I am offering wine glass painting parties for private groups.  For $40/person (minimum of 4 at my studio, 6 at your home)  I will supply 2 large wine glasses, supplies & instruction for each guest. You choose the design.   I've been having fun learning & teaching a new medium.
I teach solvent free oil painting on Thursday mornings & watercolor on Wednesday mornings. If you are interested in joining one of my classes, email me.

Hope to see you soon!                                   Mary Giacomini

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lincoln Gallery's Regional Show 2017

My Space
24 x 18"

I'm happy to announce that "My Space"  (an original oil painting) was accepted into the Regional Show at the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, Colorado. The exhibition will be shown  10/13/17 through 11/10/17 with the Artists’ Reception and Awards Presentation on 10/13/17.
Another good reason to visit the Lincoln Gallery is it was recently recognized as BEST ART GALLERY in Loveland for 2017!  Support your local artists & get inspired.

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Wine Glass Painting classes

I'm offering once a month wine glass painting classes at the new Sweetheart City Winery just west of Loveland, Colorado.  These classes have been a hit & are selling out.  Go to Eventbrite to purchase tickets.
For those  who have a private party already in mind, consider booking a 'wine glass painting party'. I can accommodate up to 8 guests.  Choose a sample for me to demonstrate or create your own.  The cost is $40 for 2 glasses, materials & instruction.  A minimum of 4 attendees is required.  Book here.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Figures in a Landscape

Pure Joy

Come and see my new pastels in my Figures in a Landscape Series at the Loveland Art Studio Tour, October 14, 15 & 21,22, 2017.  Once a year I open my studio to the public.   This free event lets you tour real artists studios.  I have a variety of original pastels, oils, watercolors and acrylic paintings for sale.  I have a large inventory of unframed original art for sale that I have created over the years.  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall newsletter 2017

 I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!  I have a couple of shows & new classes coming up.
I will be starting my home studio classes in September.  On Wednesday mornings starting Sept 6th, I teach watercolor with drawing from 9-12.  Solvent free (using traditional oils)  oil painting starts  Sept 14 and meets  Thursdays from 9-12.   We cover techniques, materials, styles & experiment with a variety of subject matter.  Classes are $30.  I am also looking for students to occasionally 'drop in' when needed.   Email or call for more information. 970.613.1258.
Something new I'm offering: Wine Glass painting.  I taught to a sold out group at the new Sweetheart Winery this month and have another scheduled Sept 18.  The winery is a brand new treasure of Loveland you don't want to miss.  You need to register for this class through this link.
I am also offering private studio wine glass painting classes.  Gather 3-7 friends & you will receive 2 glasses & materials with instruction to paint.  I have several designs to choose from -or create your own.   $40 per person
I have a few  adult classes I'm offering through the Loveland Museum Gallery. I've been teaching there 14 years!
I have two upcoming National Shows I'm excited to be part of.  Join me at the upcoming receptions.
Save the dates!  I will open up my studio to the public Oct 14-15 & Oct 21-22 for the Loveland Art Studio Tour The opening at the Loveland Museum for the tour is Sept 28 from 5-7pm (free)  Hope to see you there!
  2017 Mary Giacomini

Monday, August 14, 2017

I am proud to announce that "Joy Ride" (oil) was accepted in the 32nd Annual National Juried Fine Art & Photography Show and Sale in Louisville, Colorado.  I painted this horizontal original oil after plein air painting in Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado).  I had a perfect  Autumn day to paint outside.  Two riders on horseback literally rode through my scene and I knew I had to capture it in the studio.  

Saturday, July 29, 2017

PAAC National Show

The art of "Lake Of Fire"

Now showing in Greenwood Village

The Art of "Lake of Fire"
When:  July 17 - September 8
Where:  Greenwood Village City Hall (Lobby)
What: Come celebrate the first ever Village Read with art. The Greenwood Village Cultural Arts program is proud to present "The Art of Lake of Fire". Colorado artists have taken topics and themes from our Village Read book, "Lake of Fire" and turned them into art. From fiery landscapes to related still-lifes, come see how local artists have interpreted our one read book. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scenes of Loveland at the Lincoln Gallery

Pallet Knife Poppies
 This month at the Lincoln Gallery I'm showing some local scenes from Loveland.  "Pallet Knife Poppies" is a 20" x 16" oil with lots of impasto pallet knife painting in the orange poppies.  This was inspired by a scene on the West side of Loveland with Longs Peak and the Colorado Front Range receding in the distance.
"Oasis" is a 12" x 9" plein air oil painting of the Devil's Backbone park just outside of Loveland, Colorado.  This is a favorite hiking trail in Larimer County. The park is normally desert-like but in Spring the Cottonwood trees were showing off  their green. I had fun carving paint with my pallet knife as a result this painting has lots of impasto.
I painted this 9" x 12"  original oil painting en plein air very early in the morning at Rivers Edge Natural area in Loveland, Colorado.  The water was perfectly reflective and caught my eye. This is a popular city park with lots to offer.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Lincoln Gallery's National Show

Mesa Arch
I'm proud to announce that my watercolor, Mesa Arch was accepted into the Lincoln Gallery (Loveland, CO) National Show which opens March 31.  The opening is April 14, 2017 from 6-9 PM and the public is invited to attend.
I played with a new technique with this original watercolor.  I masked spaces and let the paint flow within each space. I wanted to keep the paint as fresh as possible so used very little to no glazing.  I also used a limited pallet which helps give the painting cohesiveness. The scene was inspired by the gorgeous view in Canyonlands National Park in Utah.  This painting is available for sale.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


The Snowfoot Waltz  Oil Sold

 Wishing you lots of love on this Valentine's Day.  Whether it's new or old love, parental or sibling, friend or lover, may you be with the one you love.  These original paintings are either sold or not for sale but I would love to create one just for you.  The top 3 paintings were used for wedding presents.  Commissions welcome.

Soul Mates Oil Sold

Into the Sunset Oil Sold

Lasting Love Pastel NFS

Grandma's Secret Graphite NFS

Oh Brother!  Pastel Sold

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 2017 newsletter

Every few months, I  send out an email of my latest art, shows and classes.  Here is the latest one.

This is an example of what I teach in my (solvent) free oil painting classes.  I taught my students how to look at composition and value first, then paint with  thinned transparent oxide red oil paint for an underpainting.  Below is the finished piece.  The inspiration was a view from Hungry Horse Reservoir in Montana.