Sunday, June 2, 2013

Announcing a Summer Encaustic Workshop August 17 & 18


Announcing a new 4-week Still Life Painting Class with Abigail VanCannon

4-week Still Life Painting Class with Abigail. 
Tuesdays June 4 - 25 from 10 am - 1 pm.          $35 per session

 This class will focus on helping each student build and expand their painting skills through strong composition and design, color and brushwork techniques. 
We have several still life objects and cloth for you to use or you may bring your own objects to paint.  Abigail VanCannon holds an MFA from the Art Academy in San Francisco. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Preparing for plein air painting

A great day for a plein air painting lesson with teacher Randy Blasquez.   There is a great view right outside the studio do and lots of shade in the front.
Here Randy shows her students some techniques and approaches to use when painting outdoors on location.  This is an awesome set up and one I will definitely try out in the field.  Have a great plein air painting trip to France Randy and students!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Art plays a part in supporting the local economy

  How does the local economy benefit from an artist workshop or class at Patris Studio and Art Gallery? Every Tuesday, Randy Blasquez and her class enjoys lunch at Old Soul, one block from the studio.  It seems like all the artists coming to the studio are enjoying the coffee, the food, the adult beverages available at  Old Soul at 40 Acres, 35th and Broadway in the Triangle District of Oak Park..  

Guess where we went for our cappuccino, coffee drinks, and lunch during this plein air workshop?  Right up the block to Old Soul. Art feeds the local economy and Old Soul feeds the artists!

Fantastic Still Life Workshop with Abigail VanCannon

We had a great still life workshop this Saturday with Abigail VanCannon.  We are looking forward to having her a 4-week still life painting class this June.  More details TBA--stay tuned!
Abigail demonstrating the limited palette approach.
Everyone did a great job and learned alot from our teacher.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Michael Siegel portrait workshop--come join us!

Here is a detail from one of Michael Siegel's portraits he painted.  He is an amazing teacher and I have learned so much from him.  If you are ready to improve your portrait painting skills, then this workshop is definitely for you. We have a few spaces left in the Sacramento workshop June 14 - 16.  I am really looking forward to studying with this modern master! How about you?

Still life Study in Natural Light

Tuesday Oil Painting Class with Randy Blasquez. She had her students paint a still life set up outside the studio so they could study the natural light on their subject matter.  Great lesson!  We noticed how the cool blue hues of the sky become a lot more obvious in the light planes.