Sunday, March 27, 2016

latest paintings from my classes and workshops

I had a fantastic group of students in my workshop for the Delaware Valley Art League last week! I led them through three paintings in one day, and they learned to paint various types of seascapes and landscapes. We cover a lot of lessons in my workshop, including properties and uses of supplies and materials, drawing, perspective, composition, color theory, temperatures, values, color mixing, brushwork, and more. We finished up with a floral painting to show how these lessons apply to different subjects. 

Fontainebleau Pier, 12x16 watercolor, $125.

Sunflower demo for DVAL, 12x9 watercolor, $95.
 I'm thrilled to be teaching a workshop at Cheap Joe's facility in Boone, North Carolina in 2018! Joe sent me some samples to play with in advance of my workshop, and I'm loving the colors! I added the colors to my palette at my workshop for the Delaware Valley Art League, and I'll very happy with the quality and depth of the pigments. I've used the wonderful Kilimanjaro paper before, and had actually just recently run out of it -- so this gift was quite timely! Many years ago I got a set of the American Journey Quinacridone watercolors for a workshop review, and I still use them as my "go to" set of Quinacridone colors. These new additions that Joe sent to me will round out my palette quite nicely! I used them in the painting of the sunflower, and you can see how bright and saturated they are -- excellent quality paints!
Sparkling white Kilimanjaro paper and a triad of American Journey watercolors from my new bff Joe Miller of Cheap Joe's Art Supplies. 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Alternative Class available!

Much to my dismay, the Community Arts Center has canceled my Spring semester watercolor painting class. They are asking students who have already registered for my class to take a different class, instead. Don't despair! You can sign up for my classes in my art studio in Kennett Square!  4-week long classes start on the first Tuesday of the month, 1:15pm to 4pm. $137. Email or message me to register! 
Rusty Love, 14x20 watercolor $295

Annie Strack Art Studio, Kennett Square, PA

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Monday, March 14, 2016

classes, demos, and workshops!

I've got a couple of weeks free between teaching courses at the Community Arts Center, and I'm using that time to do some demos and workshops. My next class starts March 28 and runs for six weeks. There's only a couple of spaces left, so if you want in, you need to register right now. My classes and workshops always sell out early, so if you wait until the last minute you will never get in.

Here's a few of my recent demo paintings. Some of these are from my recent classes at the Community Arts Center, and some are from my demo last week for the Delaware Valley Art League. I'll be back at the DVAL this week to teach a workshop, so maybe I'll see you there!
Trunk Beach, 14x20 watercolor $125. 

Foggy Beach, 12x16 watercolor $125.

Sunset, 12x16 watercolor $115.

Sunset Beach, 12x16 watercolor $125.

Aluminum Skiffs, 14x20 watercolor $195.

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