Monday, September 30, 2013

A fantastic workshop last weekend with Michael Siegel.

Michael Siegel began the workshop with a wonderful demo of a still life.  He explained what makes a good still life with even deeper concepts than just making a nice painting. 

He is an amazing teacher and throughout the 3-hour demo, he would illustrate different concepts and ideas on his painting, explaining and clarifying many higher level ideas that only only gets to hear from a master artist.

Here is the painting I worked on during the workshop.  I hope I can remember everything I learned! 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Michael Siegel Workshop Sept 25-27 --space still available

Michael will open up his demo to the general public on Friday morning from 10 am - 1 pm.  Demo price is $60.  This will be another amazing workshop and if you can find a way to clear your schedule, it's worth every minute to study under this master artist. 
Michael Siegel is by far one of the best teachers I ever had the privilege of studying with.  Come join us this coming weekend!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Paint and Sip: A whole lot of Koi Joy flowing tonight at Paint an...

Paint and Sip: A whole lot of Koi Joy flowing tonight at Paint an...: Everyone getting into creative zone.  We provide all brushes, canvases, paints, beverages, etc. Rachel Cate leads the Paint and Sip --...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip this Friday--get your Koi on

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip this Friday--get your Koi on: Join us for another Paint and Sip are event this Friday.  We provide all materials, canvas, step-by-step instruction.  We're serving u...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip September 20--check it out!

Paint and Sip: Paint and Sip September 20--check it out!: We provide all materials, step-by-step instruction, beverages and munchies.  You provide the fun. Mark your calendar for September 20 and ...

Teach Paint Travel: Class Demonstration

Teach Paint Travel: Class Demonstration: Today I'm changing strategy a bit. I started this piece last week in my oil painting class as a demonstration to show my student...

Randy Blasquez is an amazing teacher and her students continue to learn and grow in their artist development.  We are fortunate to have high quality teachers like Randy teaching here at the studi. 

Paint and Sip art party this Friday. Reserve your spot!

visit Paint and Sip for more information and reservations
No experience needed. Just pick up a brush, follow Rachel Cate with her step by step instruction, enjoy some beverages and friendly convo, get in the game. It's a fun, unique, and a creative way to let your inner artist child emerge.

We provide all materials, brushes, paint, etc.  You provide the fun.  Reserve your spot and join us this Friday.  Perfect for girls night out, date night, office party- you name the group, we got it covered for you.

Announcing rescheduled Fongwei Liu Portrait and Clothed Figure Workshop: Nov 22-24

Fongwei will help you improve handling value, edge, and color in painting portraits and figures. He will stress how to achieve specific painting effects by properly applying paints and medium.  He will introduce his painting concepts to establish a general framework to guide the entire painting process.

30 to 60 minutes lectures and 2 to 3 hours demonstrations will be done the first two mornings, followed by students’ practicing concepts taught. Group or one-on-one critique will be provided as well during the workshop.

Fongwei Liu

Portrait and clothed figure

-Beginner to Advanced Level

Date: November 22-24, 2013

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
(12pm to 1:00pm lunch break)

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

Tuition: $360 (3 days) + model fee

Contact: Patris at

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Speed Studies Class at the studio

Speed Studies class with Abigail Van Cannon on Thursdays noon to 4 pm.  Last week we did still life set ups.  This week we will work from the model.  Abbie is a great teacher and helps us get our brushes moving!  No time to dilly dally in this  class. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A very fun, creative evening at the studio

Enjoying live music in the studio with friends, family and neighbors. 
Creativity and artistic expression are shared in many ways at the studio.  Thanks to our musician friends for providing an evening of fantastic music and to everyone who came out to enjoy it.  Next time the group comes to play, I'm grabbing my sketch book--make art! be art! buy art!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Reserve your spot for this upcoming Oil Painting workshop in Sacramento

Study with master artist Michael Siegel and find out how to take your painting skills to the next level. He is an amazing teacher and I always learn so much, get so inspired, and so excited about painting when I study with him.  He is by far one of the best teachers I have ever had.  Don't miss out--sign up today! A $100 deposit holds your spot.

New Monday Morning Figure Drawing session starts Sept. 9

ANNOUNCING: a new Monday Morning Figure Drawing session at the studio.  Starts Sept. 9

.  Kick off your week with some serious figure drawing practice.  Bring whatever medium you'd like to use. We have plenty of easels, lots of space, fresh coffee brewing for you and free on street parking!
Mondays (starts 9/9/13)
9 am - 12 noon
$10 per session
short poses to longer poses