This years PAAC show is up at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado until the end of August.
The exhibition features over 100 of the best plein air painters in the country and is not to be missed!
I am grateful to have two pieces in this fantastic show including this one:
I have two upcoming workshops in Denver, Colorado!
Whether you are a seasoned painter, or just starting out, these workshops are for you. I pride myself on keeping my class sizes small, so everyone gets a ton of individualized attention.
2 day Studio Landscape Workshop
When: March 14 and 15
(Sat and Sun) 9 – 4
Where: Abend Gallery, 2260 East Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206
Description: In thiscomprehensive two day landscape oil painting workshop we will be working with photo reference to created finished studio paintings. All areas of the process will be covered, with an emphasis on compostition and values. There will be lectures, handouts, demos, and lots of painting time and individual attention.
Open to: All levels - beginner to professional Maximum class size: 10 Cost: $195
2 day Plein air Workshop
When: May 16 and 17
(Saturday and Sunday) 9 – 4
Where: Abend Gallery, 2260 East Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206 and various rural locations near Denver
Description: In this comprehensive two day plein air workshop we will be working on location to create oil studies. All areas of the process will be covered, with a particular emphasis on composition and values. There will be lectures, handouts, demos, and lots of painting time and individual attention
For some reason Blogger sent out a 2 year old post of mine last night to my entire subscriber list. I apologize if you received it and were confused! I'm confused too, and have spent all morning trying to figure out why that occured. Hopefully it was a one-off glitch and won't happen again.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support! Jane
2/24/15 update: I figured out the problem with blogger and resolved it :)
I've been doing a lot of snow painting recently, including one very cold nocturne (night painting)! Sometimes it's so cold the water on my easel freezes. Despite people thinking I'm nuts, it is a very valuable experience. A camera just can't capture the nuances of color that a plein air study can, and I find this to be even more true of snow scenes.
Top right: Rocky Mountain National Park - painting next to a herd of Elk!
Below: Earlier in the season - you can see the fall leaves still on the trees.
"Cottonwood at dusk"10" x 8"
Oil on panel - plein air
Funny thing about this painting - I forgot my water (a big problem as I use water soluble oils), and the river was too far away. So, this entire painting was diluted with Gatorade instead of water!
It ended up being my favorite piece of the week and winning a Merit Award at the Paint the Poudre event!
I am so often asked how I quickly gained 20,000 fans on my Facebook Art Page that I decided I needed to write an article! In my experience, having a page is one of the best tools out there, and it's free!
I don't want to bore the socks off my other readers, so for those interested I've posted my article on the "Facebook Marketing" tab above - or you can just click here.