Wednesday, August 22, 2018

More paintings!

This is my demo painting for my class last week. We've been drawing and painting glass for three weeks, starting with plain clear glass in the first lesson, progressing to colored liquid in glass for the second lesson, and finishing up with colored glass. Students are never eager to start lessons on drawing or painting glass, but I teach methods that make it easy and fun to learn -- they always end up wanting to paint more glass!

Colored Glass, 12x9 watercolor by Annie Strack $85
Some of my students who are going with me to Provence met up for lunch at Terrain. Although all of them know me, most of them have met each other before now. The rest of my students will meet up at the airport, or after we arrive at the chalet in France. I finished packing today for my journey, and was amazed that I managed to fit all my art supplies and equipment (including all the supplies that I bring to give away to my students!) along with enough clothing to last two weeks in just one medium size suitcase. And I kept it all under 50 pounds! Yay!

Today I received an email notifying me that my painting in the Kentucky Watercolor Society's Annual Juried National Show won a top award! I don't know which award, yet. That info is top secret until the awards ceremony on September 7th. I plan on attending the reception in person, if my flight from France is not delayed.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Plein Air Painting Excursions

I've finished teaching my summer semester of art classes, and now I'm packing for my plein air workshop in Provence next week. The summer just flew by -- I don't know where the time went! My students have been learning how to draw and paint glass these last few weeks, here's a few of them with some of their recent work.

My workshop in France is plein air, but if we have a day that is too hot or raining we will set up still life subjects or models in the villa and paint indoors.

In other news, I'm thrilled to learn that my painting was juried into the Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 118th international exhibit!
Destiny Awaits, 14x20 watercoolor by Annie Strack
Many thanks to the esteemed juror, Alan Wylie! The exhibit is October through November at the Wayne Art Center.

When I get back from France, I am participating in the International Worldwide Paint Out.  This event is organized and hosted by the International Plein Air Painters, of which I am a proud Signature Member. I will be painting in the Brandywine Valley area of southeastern Pennsylvania on September 7, 8, and 9. Let me know if you want to join me! 
International Plein Air Painters is a blanket organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without the restrictions and limitations of borders or regions.
Membership is restricted to plein air painters, those serious to learn about plein air painting, and those who wish to be benefactors advancing the plein air movement.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Upcoming Juried Art Shows

Whoo hoo! I'm happy, thrilled, ecstatic, over the moon! Can you tell I'm a little more than pleased to receive the news that my painting "The Gossipers" is accepted into the Kentucky Watercolor Society's Aqueous USA 2018 Juried Show?
(The Gossipers, watercolor by Annie Strack)

I'm having a very good week -- I'm boxing up paintings to ship to two separate juried shows this week. My painting "Attitude" is juried into the Northstar Watercolor Society's 4th Annual International Juried Show in Minnesota. I'm on a roll! (I hope it lasts!)

(Attitude, watercolor by Annie Strack)

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