Sunday, September 13, 2015

Announcing Fundamentals of Painting Classes with Randy Blasquez

Fundamentals of Painting 
with Randy Blasquez.


Price: $45.00 per class

Workshop Dates:
Tuesdays 11/10/2015 – 12/1/2015
Class dates are Tuesdays, November 10th, 17th & 24th, and December 1st

Location: 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA, 95817

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

This class runs for four weeks from
10am to 2pm in the Patris Studio.
The focus will be on the importance of simplification in painting. After you have signed up for the class via e-mail, Randy will send more details and a supply list. Bring an easy snack or lunch.

CONTACT INFORMATION and registration:

Contact: Randy
Phone: 916-952-7914

Friday, September 11, 2015

David Shevlino Figure Painting Workshops in California!

David Shevlino 
Alla prima figure painting: 
This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  

On the first day there will be demonstration;  then the class will paint from the model.  Students will learn to interpret and simplify the figure by starting with large, overall basic shapes, then moving to smaller forms.  Next comes a simple block in of light and dark tones, then mid tones.

By learning to simplify form, values and color, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness.

This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

Where: Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817

Workshop #1  October 15 – 18, 2015  
Tuition: $500 + $40 model fee

Workshop #2 October 20 – 22, 2015
Tuition:  $440 and includes model fee

Registration: Contact Patris at to register and send in a $250 deposit to hold your space. Checks made payable to Patris and sent to studio address.   Balance of workshop tuition to be paid 3 weeks prior to workshop.

David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the U.S.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods.
“My exposure to art began as a teenager growing up in NJ near NYC.  I began making trips to art museums in NYC when I was 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting. As a youth I found myself especially drawn to the old masters. Those early trips to the museum instilled in me a love of craft and a sense of where painting comes from.”

David Shevlino Fine Art

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Capitol Artist Studio Tour September 19 and 20

Established by the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento in 2006 as the Capital Artists Studio Tour (CAST), Sac Open Studios is the largest nonjuried art event in Sacramento. Sac Open Studios brings over 10,000 visitors from all over Sacramento to local artist studios to learn about and purchase art being made in the region.

Stop by Patris Studio and Gallery as part of the tour! 
click here to download PDF guide to all the studios on the tour

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Special Celebrity Portrait Model Rob Stewart

For our Monday afternoon open studio session, we were honored to have local celebrity Rob Stewart, from Channel 6 "Rob on the Road" program.  

Here we are from the model's point of view!
Cassatt, my art dog, wanted to pose with Rob also!

Here are our works in progress!  Everyone had a great time and Rob Stewart was such a delight and wonderful artist model!
Here's a link to my friend Bruce Hancock's blog about our wonderful afternoon with Rob Stewart posing as our artist model 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Art Dogs, Artist Models at the Studio

My studio dog Cassatt posing with our celebrity model Rob Stewart  (from Channel 6 Rob on the Road prgoram) for our Monday afternoon open studio session. 
Peanut's turn to model with Rob Stewart. 
Here's Peanut posing with our lovely model for one of our Friday outdoor poses. 
Here's a wonderful piece of artwork by Thomas Starnes starring Peanut the Art (Model) Dog! 
Here's Peanut and Cassatt taking a little break.
. I affectionately call them my little employees.   Okay. so I really love my dogs.