Flowers of Giverny – Virtual.Interactive Escapade Workshop with French Escapade


Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops

(V.I.E.W.)

with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy

“Paint Live from your home with Evelyn and fellow artists”


July 27 and 28th

Two sessions 3 hours each

with follow up with Evelyn as wished

1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

$178.00

Click on this V.I.E.W. link for full information

and send an email to

contact@frenchescapade.com

to sign up


Let’s go to Giverny and paint flowers and reflections! I know many of you have visited those gorgeous gardens and strolled through the grounds. Perhaps another year we will go back. In the meantime, we will use our imaginations and imagine the scents, feel the breezes and engross ourselves in the sights of this beautiful place.

After searching through my photographs, I chose the wisteria that tumbles over the bridge into that magical pond with its water lilies. Reflections, soft edges, there is a wealth of watercolor techniques to be explored in this scene.

Rather than copying one photo, I am composing a painting from three different photographs, which I frequently do, and I will send a photo of the completed painting to you, along with a sketch as soon as you register.

This is one of two color studies that I am doing in preparation. I do these to decide what palette I think will best express the idea that I have for the painting. As you know from seeing photographs and especially Monet’s paintings, it is a riot of color, and so a decision must be made!

This is not a finished painting, obviously, but it will show you the kind of subject that we will be painting. We’ll do an impressionist interpretation that I hope you will enjoy.

Please read the workshop description here.



An exploration of one possible color palette

Here is a link to the full description that is on the French Escapade website.

The supply list will be send out as soon as you register. I encourage you to sign up early if you want to attend, as it will give you time to get any supplies that you may not have. Everyone reports delays in getting shipment of pigments or paper.


Here are a few images that show how I paint reflections and flowers of different kinds. My goal is always to have them look “alive”, organic and luminous. I am excited about painting the wisteria. I can almost see just how they will look as they fall towards the pond, with the bridge showing through in places.,

I do think it is important to be able to visualize your painting before you even begin. Perhaps my color study and these photos will get your imagination flowing!


A detail of a large painting of a lily pond.


Two flowers – two concepts, one realistic and one very much a wet in wet application. We will be using some of both techniques in our painting of the wisteria and lily blossoms at Giverny.


 

Remember, just send an email to contact@frenchescapade.com to register for the workshop.

In case you may be apprehensive about the practical side of signing on for an online workshop, put your mind at rest. There will be a 30 minute group test prior to your online painting session to make sure you are comfortable using the application.

You will receive an email with a link to the meeting, which will be on July 23 at 7:00 pm. EDT.

Hope you and your families are keeping safe.

I will be very happy to see you at our July workshop in Giverny!

Happy Painting!

Evelyn

Evelyn Dunphy Studio

596 Fosters Point Road

West Bath, ME 04530

www.evelyndunphy.com

207-443-5045 (home)

207-449-7057 (cell)

PIPAF in ISOLATION Exhibition and Awards Coming Up! JUNE 25-JULY 8

https://parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/exhibition/

Watch out for some bonus clips before the exhibition is up on our website by June 25th. https://parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/exhibition/

Vote for your favourite pieces when the exhibition opens up on our Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/parrsborocreative/

LUCIE MICHEL WORKSHOP early bird registration June 30th


Lucie Michel is a wonderful artist and a delightful woman, living in Montreal, her work is vibrant and really stunning! She has been a teacher for many years and has a wide range of experience. For this workshop she intends to focus on the idea of simplifying the landscape, using large brushes and collage …. she wants to encourage us to go big! We will mostly work with acrylic paint and although she doesn’t actually use pastels herself, she has said that mixed media is definitely a good idea. The collage aspect would mostly come from us creating our own paper, using a few different techniques, one of which would include using the Gelli printing pad. Here is a link to her website.
https://luciemichel.ca/


For further information:

Linda Wright <lindawright@seasidehighspeed.com>

(902)295-2726

Greg Dickie, Land & Sea at The Bread Gallery


The Bread Gallery is now open for the season, featuring a collection of paintings by Greg Dickie, inspired by the Maritime landscape and the bold colours that can be found in nature.

To see the entire Land & Sea collection by Greg Dickie, stop by the gallery Tuesday through Saturday between 8 and 5, or on Sunday from 10 until 4. Please respect social distancing, our COVID rules are posted on the door.

The Bread Gallery

7778 Highway 14, Brooklyn, Hants County

(902) 757-3377

Greg Dickie’s love for the sea has been lifelong and comes both from growing up in coastal towns and cities and spending time on the water.

As a marine and landscape painter working in oils, Greg’s landscapes are drawn from local scenes around Nova Scotia. They are based, in part, on years of hiking and canoeing in Nova Scotia’s back country, time spent in the Annapolis Valley and an almost life long love of works by Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven. In his work he strives to capture that particular mood found in a vanishing way of life centered around quiet fishing villages or the open sea.

His work is in private collections throughout Canada, in the US, Europe and as far afield as Hong Kong.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBreadGallery/

 

Please join us for our 5th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 28


Please join us for our 5th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 28 to see a selection of artwork by Adriane Jacquard Art, Chocolate Lake Studio, Elizabeth Cole Artworks, and Green Monster Brushstrokes along with our guest artists Karine Lahaie Artist and RRoth Art All artwork will be available for purchase.

Please RSVP to the Facebook Event: Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 5th Online Art Show and Sale at https://www.facebook.com/events/3108844125819706/.

See Artwork by Andrea Pottyondy in Fall River, NS on Saturday, June 20

Come on by and see my summer studio “The Hildegard” on Saturday, June 20th between 5pm-8pm but feel free to come earlier. I may be creating art or maybe just puttering around! Address: 31 Newport Drive, Fall River, Nova Scotia.

Please respect self distancing….thank you!

~ Andrea Pottyondy

http://www.artarage.com/

 

MARITIME PAINTED SALTBOX FINE ART GALLERY is OPEN SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS (11am. – 4pm)

MARITIME PAINTED SALTBOX FINE ART GALLERY WILL OPEN SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS (11am. – 4pm) THROUGH THE MONTH OF JUNE. ALL OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT, PLEASE.

WE HAVE HAND SANITIZER, GLOVES, MASKS AND DISTANCING POSTERS AND WE ASK ALL VISITORS TO OUR GALLERY TO ABIDE BY ALL HEALTH PROTOCOLS. WE ARE ASKING ALL VISITORS TO PROVIDE US WITH A CONTACT TELEPHONE OR EMAIL ADDRESS. DESPITE ALL THIS WE WANT YOU TO ENJOY YOUR EXPERIENCE AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE. THIS IS A LIMITED OPENING FOR OUR 22ND SEASON. WE HOPE SOON TO OPEN DAILY.

TO CONTACT US: EMAIL: saltbox@eastlink.ca or by telephone (902) 693-1544. https://www.paintedsaltbox.com