Sunday, May 27, 2018

Summer 2018 Art Classes

Art classes Summer 2018   Mary Giacomini
OIL:    Monet series; learn to see the way Monet did
#1 June 21 (Thurs) 9-12,   Home studio, Copy a Monet or be inspired to paint a painting in his style (9 x 12 or smaller)

#2 June 28 (Thurs) 9-12, Sweetheart Winery plein air.  Create a painting of your choice with the morning light.  Critique at 12pm on their patio with wine & snacks (not included in price) Since the winery does not open until noon, bathrooms available at Sandys Conoco or Devil’s Backbone trailhead.

#3 July 12 (Thurs) 5-8pm ***, Sweetheart Winery plein air. Recreate painting from class #2 in evening light to learn to see the difference time of day makes.  Meet at 4:15 for a glass of wine.
***watercolor class is welcome, also pastelists

WATERCOLOR: Sketchbook journaling

#4 June 13, 9-12 home studio  Learn to capture small, quick paintings with small watercolors in a watercolor sketchbook

#5 June 27 (Wed), 5-8pm, Sweetheart Winery plein air.  Sit by the Big Thompson river with a glass of wine to capture the scenery.  This is great practice for bringing along a sketchbook on vacation.  Meet at 4:15 for wine on the patio (wine not included in price)

I also teach classes through the Loveland Museum & have open spots in some but not all classes.

 June 11th Sweetheart Winery wine glass painting class (tropical theme). $40

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Spring Glow

I recently finished painting "Spring Glow", an original oil painting.  I painted this as a demo in my oil painting class when our project theme was 'acrylic under painting'.  When you play with complimentary layered colors, you will get a glow in your paintings.  I was skeptical about putting the yellow under the sky but it worked out better than I had hoped.
I found this scene near Kalispell, Montana in the Flathead Valley.  This scene is of Peter's Ridge.  I spent a cold, rainy day in June but when the sun cleared, the fresh snow on the Swan Mountains and the end of day sunlit  pine trees inspired me. "Spring Glow" is available for purchase.
Under painting with complimentary colors

Spring Glow
16 x 20"
My inspiration of Peter's Ridge in the Swan Mountains of Montana.
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