December 2015 Blog Posts (10)

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Holland Apprentice Program

Added by Gary Holland on December 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Topanga Autumn, Early Morning Plein Air, part 4

We call it Dragon Rock. The gnarly sandstone formation just a short hike up Cheney Ranch Trail. If you step off the main trail and onto the footpath it will take you to the very top that resembles a big glob of dry clay and has multiple little caves and holes. Prehistoric rocks that were polished by rivers long gone are trapped in it. These rocks are the remnants of a mountain range that used to dominate the Eastern part of Arizona. High cliffs on the south side of Dragon…


Added by Elena Roché on December 16, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

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New Gallery

Just joined the Jones-Terwilliger Gallery in Carmel.

Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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Painting in Series: The Children of Haiti by Gary Holland

Painting in series is enormously educational as well as fun.  Note:  This series was assembled in a flip-book format using The link works if your computer can tolerate Flash. If not, well, maybe you can figure it out or use a friends pc?  Good luck.  

The Children of Haiti - Wix

Painting in series.

A simple process goes like this:

1.  Choose a theme, i.e. my…


Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments

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The Psychology of the Painting

The following is a reprint of an article about my approach to a painting.  I explore the psychology of the process of painting the picture. The blog system isn't liking the 2nd page, so for the full article, please see the PDF:…


Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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The Children of China

This is a short video I created that depicts my concept of painting a series of images based on a theme.  in this theme, The Children of China, my intent was to depict the spirit and subtle passion of children in the countryside in modern China.  Using an impressionist and colorist approach I place the viewer in the position of dwelling on the children, imagining what their inner world is truly about.  I choose to not overtly communicate "passion" but rather, allow the viewer to "be there"…


Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

By Ed Bertolet

Sometimes lessons about painting can come from surprising places. In this case the lesson came from a slide projector.…


Added by Edwin Bertolet on December 7, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Congratulations to Newest Signature Members, December 7, 2015

Congratulations and welcome to our newest Signature Members

Kathy O,Leary

Timon Sloane

Tatyana Fogart

Larry Cannon

Inna Cherneykina

Join us in giving them a hearty welcome!

Added by Director, Signature Services on December 7, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

“It’s Just Paint and Canvas” By Rick J. Delanty , 2015

“It’s Just Paint and Canvas”


By Rick J. Delanty


   What is the true” market value” of a painting? How does a potential collector know that a fair price is being offered? After all, the price can be negotiated…It’s not like a car, a stereo system, or a suit jacket that contains technical components and can be shopped between stores. It’s only paint and canvas, right?



Added by Rick J. Delanty on December 3, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

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