Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Trees and Flowers show at the R Gallery in Boulder

 "Up North" is a 16" x 8" original oil painting currently showing at the R Gallery in Boulder, Colorado.  This scene was inspired by a lake in NW Ontario near Wabakimi Provincial Park.  I was inspired by the movement in Van Gogh's paintings and the lavender colors of Monet's. The scene is a smoky sunrise with lots of pallet knife and impasto.



#Lavender #peacefulplaces #northwoods #solitude


Sunday, September 5, 2021

The good news is I have lots of fun adult classes offered at the Loveland Museum Gallery this season.  Register for them here: https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/programs-events/art-classes/adult-art-classes/

These are all 3 hour classes with all supplies included.

Autumn’s Bounty
Tuesday, September 7, 1-4 pm

As we mimic the style of Charles Reid, paint a loose Autumn still life with watercolor. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Oils for Beginners
Monday, September 13, 1-4 pm

Try out this medium in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as you learn basic techniques. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Painting Trees
Tuesday, October 19, 1-4 pm

Learn a variety of methods for painting trees in watercolor. References are provided, but you are welcome to bring some along. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Beautiful Birds
Tuesday, October 26, 1-4 pm

Create small bird paintings by using pastels on sanded paper. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Fresh Color
Wednesday, November 10, 1-4 pm

Using a watercolor and masking fluid technique developed by the instructor, create a watercolor landscape with fresh areas of pure color. Bring along a simple reference, or use one provided. Instructed by Mary Giacomini 

Impasto Sunflowers
Tuesday, November 16, 1-4 pm

Using palette knives and lots of acrylic paint, create Van Gogh-styled sunflowers. Instructed by Mary Giacomini 

Tuscan Cyprus
Tuesday, November 30, 1-4 pm

In this easy oil painting class, learn how to paint the rolling hills and Cyprus trees of Tuscany with palette knives and swirling strokes of color. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Snowy Aspens
Tuesday, December 7, 1-4 pm

Paint an easy wintry scene with watercolors. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

I am also offering these Progressive Classes.  These classes give you more time to work on your project as they are two sessions long and a discount because you will bring your own materials.  Intended for those with a little experience with the medium.
to register

Progressive Oils: Painting Like Schmid

Wednesdays, September 8 and 15, 1-4 pm

Learn more about the style of the late artist, Richard Schmid, as we look at monochromatic underpainting, realistic center of interest, and loose, thick strokes of paint. Bring your own references or use ones provided. Some previous experience required. Instructed by Mary Giacomini


Progressive Oils: Aerial Perspective

Wednesdays, October 20 & 27, 1-4 pm

Learn to paint atmosphere to get the depth you want in your oil paintings.  Bring a reference landscape photo. Some previous experience required.

Instructed by Mary Giacomini