Believe it or not ~ this exhibit is inspired by my retreat in Tuscany! The fusion of colors ~ earth tones with jewels, pastels with intense, neutrals with saturated colors ~ is a direct result of my retreat project of letting the Tuscan Lifestyle seep into my life and paintings.
Reflections in ponds, streams, marshes and creeks juxtaposed by earthy, etched details carved with palette knife into richly colored, buttery oil paint.
Nearly two years hence you can see for yourself. Tuscan Palettes saturate the paintings of my pond, right in my own backyard.
Also included in this exhibit are paintings of vineyards and dreamy Tuscan landscapes, from my backyard in Tuscany.
Whether you’ve painted before, or are simply interested in learning how it’s done, this is your opportunity to expand your knowledge and expertise.
In May twenty professional artists from Gary Pendleton’s definitive book, 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid Atlantic will come to the river to paint. Together with the community they will create the first Heart of the River Art Collection. The essential element in their success in capturing the inspiration and essence of life at the river is communication and understanding. That’s where my team of docents will play a leading role!
I invite you to join me on Friday, May 5 OR Saturday, May 6 morning for everything you need to know about plein air painting.