Our focus this session is on wildlife in the landscape.
Thursday Mornings, 9:00am to Noon
Starting March 8th
Our focus will be drawing animals.
Class info or registration: Email me thru this site , or call the Alamosa Family Recreation Center at 719-589-2105.
Upcoming in 2018
San Luis Valley Painters show
"On the Wing" - a Spring show featuring paintings of birds and wildlife - All of March 2018 in the Milagros Coffee House Gallery at the corner of State and Main Streets in Alamosa, Colorado. Join us for a party to celebrate. We will also VOTE for the BEST in SHOW painting on Sunday, March 18th at 1:30 pm. There will be refreshments.
Plein Air Workshop, Ghost Ranch NM
July 15th -21st at Ghost Ranch,
the setting made famous by Georgia O'keefe.
Learn to paint more confidently in the landscape while enjoying one of the most beautiful areas of the southwest.
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