Monday, April 24, 2017

Oil Painting Class Project

In my Intermediate Oil Painting Classes, students normally work on individual  projects, consistent with their personal artistic goals.

Carol Catt
Sometimes we do a class project from my demonstration to study a specific skill, technique, or painting approach.  

Carolyn Gallegos
These are a few of the oil studies from a project designed to help students paint faster and more freely.  We also emphasized the variety of colors in the shadow of the adobe wall.

Andy Millar
Nancy Hubbard

It's fun to see how each painting is different as it reflects the personality of the artist, although all were painted from the same reference.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Oil Painting Class

Cliff Austin Fine Art Studio in Littleton
I'm happy to announce my new oil painting class at Cliff Austin's Fine Art Studio in Littleton.  

Classes are ongoing for Intermediate to Advanced students, Tuesdays, 1-4 pm. An email to me is all it takes if you're interested! 

For details, click on the Private Classes tab at the top of this page.

Beginners:  I have classes for you, too, at Arapahoe Community College (non credit - you don't have to enroll in the college). Check out the ACC Painting Classes tab at the top of this blog.  I hope to see you there soon!

Friday, May 13, 2016

One-day Outdoor Painting Workshop 2016

Outdoor Painting Workshop

Saturday, June 11, 2016,  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For Class Description and details, click on the Oil Painting Workshops tab at the top of this page.  
To register, simply email me.  I will send you the location, supply list, directions, and tips along with your confirmation.  Class size is limited.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Portraits and Custom Oil Painting Commissions

Plan now to give a very special gift to someone you love.  I'm currently booking portrait and custom oil painting commissions for 2016.  You will want to allow 3-4 months for your painting, depending on my portrait schedule and backlog.  Earlier bookings get priority.

If you have a special occasion, anniversary, birthday, or reunion coming up, an original oil painting is a perfect gift to commemorate your event.

Explore your idea with a simple phone call or email.  No pressure or obligation ever.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Some of my artist friends and I have a custom of choosing a single word to summarize our goals for the new year, rather than creating a list of resolutions.  My word for this year is BALANCE. Last year was out of balance, due to my father's hospice and passing, as well as other challenges.  To restore and maintain balance, I need consistent PEP:  Prayer, Exercise, and Painting! Everything else flows out of these when I succeed in making these the priority.

What's your word for the year?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Another Art Student Winner, ACC Community Education Art Show

Congratulations to another one of my students, Rumi Engineer, also a winner in the Arapahoe Community College Community Education Art Show in May.  Rumi won 3rd place in the Painting Division with his lovely blue plate still life shown here.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Student Winner

Congratulations to my student, Brenda Bottini for winning the Second Place Award for Painting in the ACC Community Education Art Show in May.  Brenda writes:

"I enjoy Valorie's class and have taken it six times. Each session I feel more confident and have more fun. She is very helpful and we know to be patient with ourselves as it is a progression of learning and takes time. Well worth the investment to cultivate artistic skills and friends."

Note:  Many students attend my 6-week classes several times.  This allows them to continue from where they left off before, without repeating exercises already completed.