Thursday, January 31, 2013

POP UP Friday tomorrow!

Patris working on a one-hour acrylic sketch during POP UP Friday.  Some people draw, some paint, some watercolor--it's just a great day to make art.                                                
10 - 1  = 3 one hour poses
1:15 - 4:15  = one long pose
join one or both sessions or set your own time to come!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Michael Siegel Still Life Workshop Day 1

Amazing demo on our first day of the workshop.
Michael begins his painting process.  He is a fabulous teacher and explains everything so clearly.
After 3 hours, we've watched an umber-gray canvas turned into a beautiful painting of light and shadow. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sign up for the Michael Siegel Demo

Michael Siegel Oil Painting Demo
Friday, January 25, 2013
10 am – 1 pm

You are invited to a still-life painting demo by Los Angeles-based modern master Michael Siegel

 Michael’s exquisite brush work and luscious color combined with his dramatic use of a "chiaroscuro" (or "light-and-shadow") approach allow him to create powerful and moving paintings. 

 Patris Studio and Gallery         3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento CA

Reserve your spot today!  Call Patris at (916) 397-8958.  Space is limited.

 Visit his website at

Intro to Plein Air Painting workshop

Introduction to "Plein Air" painting

Philippe Gandiol - Biography
I'm looking forward to having my good friend Philippe Gandiol

come to Oak Park and teach this workshop.
Location: Patris Studio Gallery
3460 2nd avenue
Sacramento California 95817
This workshop is an introduction to plein air painting with oils. The first day will take place indoors in Patris' spacious studio. Philippe will go through the materials to be used when painting outdoors, followed by a demonstration illustrating the different steps and aspects leading to a successful painting: composition, simplification, values,  edges, light and color.  The following day will take place outdoors (weather permitting) where you will be able to apply what you learned the day before in a "plein air " environment. Drawing skills and some painting experience is recommended.

Open Studio Still Life Session #2 - concept: reflected light

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm --come anytime
Bring your art materials and let's begin by looking at how master artists used reflected light in their artwork.

Next we will work on a still life set up that incorporates reflected light and challenge ourselves to see and interpret through paint the different properties of light and shadow. There will be several angles and options to choose from--work on one painting or do multiple studies.
In this example, you can see how the light bounces from the surface into the shadow on the ball, which we refer to as reflected light.

NOTE:  This may also be done in black and white, charcoal, pencil, or any other medium. It's good practice in any medium!

So rather than struggling alone in our studios, let's get together and look at master artist references and to each other for some ideas on how we might capture the essence of the still life set up.
After 5:00 pm, we just might head up the block to Old Soul for some beverages of choice or small bites.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

POP UP Friday Jan 17

Lots of space, a great model, friendly artists all waiting for you tomorrow for POP UP Friday.  Come for one session, two sessions or customize your own 3-hour block.  How cool is that!!!!!
10 am - 1 pm = 3 poses  1:15 - 4:15 = one long pose.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Creativity and Community

An inspirational model, friendly artists, great art energy in a large and spacious studio gallery--Make Art!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A 2nd Saturday Poem by Mr. M, our poet in residence

Our Poet in Residence Mr. M reads a poem he wrote about our 2nd Saturday Art Walk.  His art is the written word that he shares.
1)  The Patris Gallery                    2)  Artists of any
    is an awesome                              caliber are called
    space.  Any artists                        "equal" and "friend".
    can find                                        All are loved
    his or her                                      greatly and
    cosmic place.                              without end.

3)  Petite Bobbie                          4)  Blending, melding
    Powell works                                and fusing, her
    in charcoal                                  simple paper
    on paper                                      comes to life,
    with vast soul.                              almost mystically

5)  Kindly Sally Gruber                  6)  Stately Kay Chesboro,
      paints with oil,                              her medium is
      carefully choosing                        acryilic.  The souls
      the blending of                              of the acrylic and
      colors. It is a                                brilliant artist
      loving toil.                                    fuse as one.

7)  Veteran artist,                          8)  Two Nubian sisters,
    Dave Peterson,                            Aliyah and Joy,
    fuses expo                                  use colored
    markers with                                pencils and paper.
    water colors                                They gossip,
    for his vision                                they giggle as
    of the gathering.                          little girls do.

9)  Michael Mithchell                  10)  Pencil and charcoal
    and hisdaughter                          fuse to create
    Autumn work                              the vision of
    side by side.                              David King.
    Autumn in pencil.                        He's the royal
    Michael in                                  master of his
    water color.                                artistic domain.

11)  Lovely Laura,                      12)  Larissa, Sam
      a dear sweet                            and Clark are
      lady, is the                                the Reggae band.
      model. She                              Larissa is flute.
      wears fur                                  Sam is percussion.
      trimmed clothes                        Clark is keyboard.
      and reads letters.                      They are great.

13)  A young Zulu                      14)  Patris is busy,
      arrives on a                                flitting hither
      skateboard.                                and yon, putting
      He is Paris                                things in their
      Johnson.  His                            place.  She is
      medium is                                  flusterd!  She'd
      pencil and pad.                          rather paint!

15)  I am Marty,                        16) My dad, Ed,
      Patris' humble                          came to
      poet.  My art                            support me.
      is words.  Close                      I only hope
      your eyes and                          my reading didn't
      visualize what                          disappoint
      I have written.                          the gathering.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

POP UP FRIDAY Jan 11 Long pose and short poses!

Long pose head study and a 60 minute acrylic sketch from POP UP
Join us for POP UP Friday tomorrow
Long pose from 10 am - 1 pm
3 Short Situational Poses from 1:15 - 4:15

  • Join us for a session of your choice
  • Join us for both sessions of working from our wonderful model
  • Customize your own 3-hour block and arrive at your own time

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Painters Paradise--calling all artists!

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 Register now for Painters Paradise
Join us for a fun-filled Urban Paint Out and Street Festival on Sunday April 21.  Classic cars, live models, colorful vendor booths, historic buildings and new architecture provide a visual field of endless possibilities for plein air panting.  Vendor booths also available for a great price.  In May, the Patris Studio and Art Gallery will host an exhibition featuring the work created and inspired from Painters Paradise--so get ready to paint, paint, paint and then exhibit your urban masterpieces in May in the gallery!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hatha Yoga with Jan in the Gallery starts Feb 6!

Make your new year resolution to enrich your body, soul, and spirit!  We've got something special for you.....Yoga in the Gallery!

Hatha Yoga with Jan at
Patris Studio & Art Gallery

Yoga Class Days/Times:
Wednesdays at 8:00-9:00 AM

Yoga Class Fees: $10 per drop in class.

Enjoy a 1 hour equilibrium inducing Hatha Yoga Class which focuses on truly holding and focusing on each pose one at a time.  Poses flow from standing to sitting to supine. Class ends with a relaxing Shavasana.

Classes are structured to appeal to those who enjoy doing Hatha Yoga at all levels from beginning to advanced; including variations on poses.

Please bring your own mat.  If desired you can bring your own blanket, props,
and water bottle to quench your thirst.

Bio: Jan is a Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher; certified through Sivananda Yoga in India.
She has been teaching public and private Hatha Yoga for 10+ years. She has taught
in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento.  She has also taught
at demos, workshops, events and retreats.

Namaste...Jan's Yoga @

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Open Studio Still Life: Concept--White

Our set up.
Using "White" as our concept, 7 artists who attended the Open Studio Still Life Session created artwork from the variety of white subject matter.  "A very wonderful way to spend the afternoon," was the resounding comment.
This is the painting by Patris created during the session. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Michael Siegel Still Life Workshop--a few spots left!

You can send in the full registration or deposit to Patris to hold your spot in this amazing workshop.  Michael Siegel is an amazing teacher who will help you reach new levels in your oil painting skills.