Sunday, September 21, 2014

Vineyard Plein Air!

Raw Wine, 8x10 oil, $195.
I've been so busy with art shows and classes this month that I forgot to show you my recent painting! I painted this with Rembrandt Oils on an 8x10 Fredrix Canvas Panel last weekend, at Wilson Vineyard in Nottingham, Pennsylvania. I painted 3 paintings in two afternoons there, along with chatting with visitors and sampling the wines. I'll be back there later in the year, exhibiting all the paintings that I painted there en plein air this summer. Here's a tip on finding the winery -- if your GPS system can't locate the address, try typing in "Oxford" instead of "Nottingham." Both my Garmin, and the built-in GPS in my Mercedes couldn't locate the winery in Nottingham, but both worked just fine when I typed in "Oxford."

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Featured Artist for Stillman & Birn!

What a wonderful birthday suprise from Stillman & Birn! I'm thrilled to be featured on their blog for my birthday! 

"Annie Strack is an art educator and a master of marine paintings. This is Annie’s report about her drawing of the historic Rigolets Lighthouse, destroyed by Hurricaine Katrina. “I used to live in the New Orleans area, and one of the best things about living there was the diverse and numerous subjects nearby that make for interesting maritime paintings.
I was tidying my studio the other day when I came across..." Read more!  

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Painting Demonstrations with Rembrandt Oils and Arches Oil Paper!

New freebies have arrived! I'm unpacking boxes full of samples of Rembrandt Oil Colors trial sets and Arches Oil Paper that I’ll be giving away to artists at one of my upcoming painting demonstrations! Be sure to follow this page closely to find out where and when! 

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Art Tip for September!

My "Art Tip" of the month:

Don’t be afraid to use more paint. You’re going to waste a lot of paint while you’re learning, but the more you use it – the better you’ll become. I find that students generally reach the intermediate stage when they’ve completely used up an entire set of paints, regardless of how frugally they used the paint. 

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