From: Ramona Dooley http://paintingswithaheartbeat.com/
“One of my favorite flowers is the lovely, graceful and wonderfully fragrant Peony and four years ago I planted them in my garden. Two summers ago, I did a plein air still life painting using my garden peonies. I arranged them in a blue vase and placed cherries on the table. “PEONIES AND CHERRIES” won an award in 2014 and sold at the exhibit!
“PEONIES IN MY GARDEN” is the first large (24 x 24) plein air painting I have done and it was completed in one sitting. When I paint plein air (away from home), I use one of my lightweight easels and store my panels in carriers. When I paint plein air at home (usually of my gardens), I use my French easel. The French easel is heavier but sturdier. Choosing a large canvas to work on was a challenge and I had to paint very quickly to complete this painting in one sitting.
I went into a trance staring at these beautiful peonies – each flower was different; each flower played a special part and their scent filled the air with sweet perfume. There I was on stage – a conductor in front of a major symphony – and the symphony was playing “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and yes, there were quite a few bumblebees.”
Join David and Pam Lussier in painting the tiny village of Willington CT at the height of the fall season. Watch a painting demonstration from start to finish and then work on your own painting with advice and encouragement from David & Pam. During the demonstration, David will explain his complete thought process in helpful and understandable steps. David will explain his unique five color palette and share his color ideas. Composition ideas will be discussed and how light affects objects outdoors. Students will learn how to use simple complementary color palettes effectively.
Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd, Willington CT 06279
Cost: $400 Class size is limited to 12 students.
Over 50 artists converged on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail to create plein air masterpieces in just 4 hours. Artworks were then auctioned off via silent bid to benefit the Museum and artists.
Located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (WildlifeArt.org)
Julian (Style 4800) [pictured below and above left] and Benton (Style 4900) offer fresh options for both the plein air and studio painters. Julian includes design cues well suited for a variety of subjects, including western landscapes and still life. Both are available now in a variety of sizes. Julian is also available in a dark finish (Style 4840). Please call for availability and pricing. Smaller sizes are on sale for 20% off until 9/21/15.
The Labor Day weekend is upon us, and as the long hot Summer is nearly over… we are offering substantial saving on all of our picture frames – ready-made and custom sizes! As of Tuesday, September 1st – THERE IS NO MINUMUM ORDER TO SAVE 20%. Most product pages include discount prices. Email or call us for more information.
Over 15 years ago this company began as a simple idea that has grown into what is is today. We started with just four frames, and now we offer over 100 picture frame styles, including over 30 hand carved designs.
We’ve brought together our best designs from our Plein Air, Western and Impressionist lines to create one resource for artists, collectors and museums. We look forward to adding new styles and finishes.