A new session of Oil Painting Classes started this week and we have work to show off. Carol Watson was busy in the interim. The center landscape was a collaborative effort with Carol and her grand daughter.
Taste of Creede Quick Draw 1 pm - Sunday, May 26th In front of the Quiller Gallery, Downtown Creede, CO Auction immediately following 3rd Friday ArtWalk in Manitou Coni will be featured artist Friday evening June 21st TracyMiller Gallery 16 Ruxton, Manitou, CO 719. 650-0827
One Day Painting WORKSHOP
Coni will be teaching painting on Saturday, June 22, 10am - 3pm,$75 TracyMiller Gallery 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou, CO Limited class size. Call 719. 650-0827 for registration information.
New Alamosa CLASSES
8 week, Adult Painting Session Tuesday Evenings 6:30 to 9pm - starting on April 30 at the Alamosa Recreation Center Studio. Thursday Mornings 9 to noon - starting on May 2 at the Alamosa Recreation Center Studio. Call Rec Center, 589-2105 for info or registration.
WEBSITE See new work and upcoming events for 2013, go to ConiGrant.com
Purchase Inquiries: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is 'plein air painting'? - Scroll down on the right and read a bit.
What the heck is "plein air"? ....as opposed to fancy air? NOooooo. Encyclopedia Britannica says this, "in its strictest sense, the practice of painting landscape pictures out-of-door; more loosely, the achievement of an intense impression of the open air (French: plein air) in a landscape painting." Well, there you have it. Not fancy, or as mysterious as it sounds; and not pronounced "plain" as in Spain; but pleh-n, as in plenty. Oui!
The San Luis Valley Painting group is a loose association of painters affiliated with Coni's Painting Class. If you would like info about the group, or Classes, contact Coni Grant through her Website at www.CONIGRANT.com or click on the painting above to get directly to the website.
"When you go out to paint try to forget what object you have before you - a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact colour and shape, until it emerges as your own naive impression of the scene before you." - Claude Monet
"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself." - Miles Davis