Monday, February 4, 2013

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.