Monday, January 27, 2014

A fabulous encaustic workshop with Paco Benitez

Internationally known encaustic artist Francisco "Paco" Benitez from New Mexico began the workshop by sharing about the tradition of the encaustic medium and the Fayun Portraits of ancient times. 

Using a limited color range vary similar to the Zorn palette, he began developing this portrait painting with wax and using heat tools to manipulate the application of wax onto the board.

Students worked from a live model as they applied the encaustic approach to working from life.  It was a great workshop with a fantastic group of people determined to learn this approach.  Everyone worked so hard and expended so much energy that a well deserved break after the workshop should be mandatory!  Thank you Paco for coming to California and we look forward to having you come back again.  Thanks everyone who participated in this amazing 3-day workshop.  Make Art!!!!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Great art energy flowing today during POP UP Friday long pose model session!!

A really great long pose session today during POP UP Friday.  Such a diverse range of styles--it's so much fun to see everyone doing their own creative thing and watch the artwork develop through the short 3 hours that we have to work from the model.  Thanks everyone for making the studio such a vibrant place for art!  
see you on Friday January 31!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A super fun 2nd Saturday Art Walk at Patris Studio and Art Gallery!

Make art during the afternoon of 2nd Saturday--long pose model session with live model every 2nd Saturday from 3pm - 6 pm.  Everyone is welcome to come paint, sculpt or draw.  I just love this picture. It speaks for itself.  Enough said!

Live music every 2nd Saturday at the Studio by local, talented musicians.  Pick up one of the rhythm instruments and join in the fun! Maybe even a little dance step in there!
Always a good time with fabulous music, fun people, and great art to admire and acquire!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Abigail Van Cannon Painting Classes—new format

Abigail Van Cannon 5-week Classes

click here to read her blog post about the class and see the results from the students! 
Cost: $45 each class or buy a pack of 5 classes for $200.
 (must come to use the classes up before June 2014)
Three weeks January 9, 16, 23 –
Go Big or Go Home
This class is designed for students who have a strong grasp of painting basics and want to start or keep developing their own style and series of work. Each student will bring a 24x30 sized canvas or larger to work on throughout the 3 weeks. Each student also needs to bring a good photo reference of clip_image002what they would like to paint.
You can set up a still life in class, but remember we will be working on the same painting for 3 weeks. This photo can be anything your wanting to create into a large painting - Figurative, still life, landscape etc. This process will help students problem solve in large format, focus on finishing stages, and develop their own voice. I will be able to spend individual time with each student - helping with the process.
Feel free to email me a photo ahead of time if you'd like any suggestions for color palette and or format of canvas.
Two Weeks - Jan. 30 and Feb 6
Back to the Basics
Students will be working on a still life painting alla prima style, working to finish it in one class period. (8x10-11x14 size) This class is geared to help students with their technique, brush handling, observatioclip_image003n skills, and color usage. Its great for beginners or intermediate students who want to keep up their skills.
(I will have beginner still life and intermediate still life set up)
I will be painting along side you for those who like demos and walking around to help each of you on an individual basis.
If your a beginner who wants to take this class, please email me and I will let you know what supplies you need to bring.
Abigail VanCannon

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Qiang Huang workshop March 17 - 19

Only 5 spots left in this fabulous workshop by nationally known artist Qiang Huang.  He is an amazing artist and wonderful teacher.  He will teach a 3-day still life workshop here at the studio March 17 - 19.