Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Figure Drawing Tuesdays

We are working on short poses from 2 minutes to 20 minutes in our Tuesday evening figure drawing open studio session here at the studio. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hard-working students practicing their drawing skills

My hard-working and dedicated students in my Foundations of Drawing class are making amazing progress in their drawing skills.
And all my students get to enjoy the best popcorn in town!

POP UP Fridays--short and long poses with great model!

We did two poses in the morning and one long pose in the afternoon during POP up Friday.  I love having Mr. Planes of the Head as our reference when working on head studies of the model.  I'm using acrylic; Trude is doing some fantastic mixed media pieces.  Lots of fun!
10 am - 1 pm =  2 or 3 poses
1:15 pm - 4:15 pm = one long pose

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Intro to Plein Air Painting workshop with Philippe Gandiol

Introduction to "Plein Air" painting



Location: Patris Studio Gallery

3460 2nd avenue

Sacramento California 95817

United States

This workshop for all skill levels is an introduction to plein air painting with oils. The first day will take place indoors. I 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. I will start with another demonstration and then you will be able to apply what you learned in a "plein air " environment.
For complete workshop information and enrollment, contact: Philippe Gandiol 530-758-5088 - pgandiol@yahoo.com.

click here for materials list

Contact Information:

Philippe Gandiol / Patris

pgandiol@yahoo.com / artist_patris@yahoo.com

530-758-5088 / 916-397-8958

Monday, February 11, 2013

California Art Club meeting tonight

27 California Art Clubs from our Chapter came from all over Northern California for the meeting tonight.  It was great to see such enthusiasm, great ideas for paint outs, art opportunities, and upcoming events.  We had a nice dinner and great time networking and visiting with our artist cohorts from Davis to Placerville to Nevada City and everywhere in between.
It was wonderful to have Urania with us to critique and share her wealth of knowledge and professional artistic thoughts and  ideas regarding the paintings that chapter members brought in for her to see and critique. She gave a very thoughtful and helpful critique and I learned alot just by listening to her.  Thank you everyone for being part of this meeting!

A fantastic 2nd Saturday!

Artists of all ages make art during our 2nd Saturday session with our lovely model in this "Katy Perry Valentine" Vignette
John, James, and Sunshine provide fabulous live music for our evening jam session.  Absolutely some of the best musicians in town!   Thanks everyone.

Monday, February 4, 2013