Plein Air Class Thursdays Mornings, 9am to noon Join us to paint in and around Alamosa this Fall.
Oct.19th - we are heading to Monte Vista to see Susan McCullough's Miniature Show at the Farm House Studio.Meet at the Rec Center at 9am- to carpool.
We will not be painting
- but we could be thinking about shopping. Tuesdays Evenings, 6:30-9:30pm Tuesday evenings will be ALL studio. Our focus this session is on color and value, color mixing and broken color. Join us to brush up on your skills. Plein Air Schedule This site will show the Thursday PleinAir location every week. If you have any questions email me thru this site , or call the Alamosa Family Recreation Center at 719-589-2105.
Taos Fall Arts 2017
Saturday, September 23rd, 5 to 7 pm Wilder Nightingale Fine Art presents "Sanctuary In Solace", featuring the artists represented by Wilder Nightingale Fine Art in Taos. Join us for the reception and take in Taos as it celebrates Autumn and the ARTs.
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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 "Solitude is the furnace of transformation." - Henri Nouwen
"Do not try to do extraordinary things, but ordinary things with intensity." - Emily Carr