Congratulations to Rick DeLanty who received the Purchase Award from Patron Ziqiong Lu for the best plein air painting at the CPAP Roundtable and Paintout that took place on January 9, 2016.
Rick captured the light perfectly on a rather gray day and was able to catch the hints of sunlight that tried to illuminate this scene through the stubborn cloud cover.…
Added by Director, Signature Services on February 13, 2016 at 3:34pm —
Congratulations to the winners of the Art of the West Awards granted as part of our 2015 Juried Competition.
The artwork of our 2015 Signature Members was submitted to Art of the West Magazine and the selections were made by Editor Allan Duerr. Please join us in congratulating the award winners:
- Timon Sloane, Award of Excellence
- Larry Cannon, Rick Guidice and Edward Duarde, Awards of Distinction
- Chris Adessa, Tom Hughes, Inna Cherneykina,…
Added by Director, Signature Services on January 11, 2016 at 7:31am —
Please join us in welcoming our newest Signature Members:
Added by Director, Signature Services on January 1, 2016 at 9:24am —
Added by Gary Holland on December 29, 2015 at 3:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Elena Roché on December 16, 2015 at 10:35am —
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 10:00pm —
Painting in series is enormously educational as well as fun. Note: This series was assembled in a flip-book format using Wix.com. 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 —
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:34pm —
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: http://hollandgallery.com/PDF/International-Artist-Gary-Holland-sm.pdf…
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:30pm —
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"… Continue
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm —
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 —
Congratulations and welcome to our newest Signature Members
Join us in giving them a hearty welcome!
Added by Director, Signature Services on December 7, 2015 at 7:00am —
“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 —
This early November morning I headed down the road to a location nearby: Penny Road. This is one of my favorite morning views of Rochemont Rock. Back lit by the rising sun, this sandstone formation and the surrounding chaparral look very inviting for a plein air painter. Once again it was a Santa Ana condition with very crisp and clear air. This is the time when the morning colors are strong and contrasting. …
Added by Elena Roché on November 30, 2015 at 7:27pm —
Allied Artists' members and non-members alike came to Peter Strauss Ranch for en plein air painting on November 14. I had a wonderful time with my friends at this paint-out. Among them were active artist members: pastel artist Bruce Trentham, oil painters Robert Scopinich, Carole Garland, Patty O'Hearn and watercolorist Larry Deeds.
Added by Elena Roché on November 30, 2015 at 7:22pm —
Dynamic Observation Continue
By Ed Bertolet
What on earth is dynamic observation? I have coined that phrase to get your attention and to remind you that the way you see your subject is…
Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 30, 2015 at 10:25am —
Try using a Single Brush to do a painting.
By Ed Bertolet
Using a single brush to do a painting will do two things for you... it will keep your work loose by preventing you…
Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 29, 2015 at 6:05pm —
Join us in welcoming our newest Signature Members and Signature Envoys! These members have survived the jury process and completed all prerequisites required to become full Signature Members or Signature Envoys. Signature Envoys are non-residents who have made significant contributions to our organization and/or have contributed significant artwork depicting the beautiful State of California. Please join us in welcoming them and showing your support for their… Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on November 27, 2015 at 9:00am —
Too often we make the job of painting a picture much more difficult than it needs to be. Mainly because we lack the patience and discipline to establish a good start and jump directly into painting detail way before we ought to. Maybe this is because we think if we can nail down a detail, we can build the rest of the painting around it. There are so many things to consider we feel overwhelmed and think this bit… Continue
Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 25, 2015 at 4:30pm —
The Snake, mixed media, by Eleanor West Pendergrass…
Added by Lori Putnam on November 24, 2015 at 10:00am —