Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oil Painters of America

More exciting news.  Apple Harvest was accepted into the Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America Exhibition being held in Orleans, Mass. Sept.17.  I will be posting four or five new paintings that I have in the pipeline as soon as I put on the finishing touches.  Hard work everyday is paying off.

Monday, July 11, 2011

5 Day Workshop

I am pleased to announce a 5-day workshop to be held at my studio in Port Orange, Florida, October 17-21, 2011.  Mark your calendars and make your plans now!

Port Orange is a small community just a few miles south of Daytona Beach and about 5 miles from white, sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.  The workshop opens with a meet-and-greet Sunday evening for early arrivals. Q&A's and open discussions scheduled workshop evenings for those wanting a little more info. Lunch is provided each workshop day, with coffee and tea available anytime during the workshop hours.

The focus of the workshop is painting the still life incorporating the indirect method and techniques of the old masters.  Demonstrations and lectures will be given each morning focusing on a skill(s) needed for each day's work.  My workshop features a small group setting of no more than eight students so that I can give one-on-one instruction to better meet your individual needs.  Some painting experience is required. You will be provided with a printed manual with information to cut down on note taking during class.  More information on the curriculum is forthcoming.

Please join me for this great opportunity learning to paint in the indirect method and spend time in a unique and historic area of Florida.  One evening will be spent at Cracker Creek on a wine cruise down the waters of Spruce Creek.  Check out their website here.

Lodging is available within three miles of my studio, as well as, ample motels on the beach which is approximately five miles away. The Daytona International Airport is just ten mile from the studio.   Contact me for information at artist@dbelmquist.com .

Workshop Fee:  $500
A deposit of $150 holds your place; remainder of fee due by Oct 1.  No refunds after Oct. 12, 2011.

Early Bird Special!
Register before August 31, 2011 and pay only $450 (a 10% discount)!

Travel and Lodging:  Workshop participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. Port Orange is located about 10 miles south of Daytona Beach, so the Daytona airport is the closest. Lots of lodging alternatives from B&Bs to reasonably priced chain hotels are available within the greater Halifax area and just a few miles from the studio. Lodging suggestions are provided in your registration packet. Limited transportation assistance is also available upon request; call the studio for details.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oil Painters of America

It's been a few weeks since my last post.  My only excuse is that I have been behind the easel painting, painting, painting.  My goal is to increase my portfolio which means painting daily up to eight hours a day.  Almost forgot to share information about the National Oil Painters of America's exhibition at the Devon Gallery  in Couer' d Alene, Idaho.  Check out all the great paintings being shown this month.
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