I’ll be hosting a workshop through Arts Benicia in my traditional Craftsman style this weekend, April 27-28, 2013. Sign up through Arts Benicia.org > Classes. Scroll down to Plein Air Workshop, Traditional.
My Painting, “California and Broadway”, 14″ x 11″, Oil, received First Place from the judge, artist Will Maller, and the 2012 Paint Burlingame. I was attracted to the scene by the splash of light on the corner cafe at the foot of town, graced by the beautiful tree at left.
I had the good fortune to win First Place, Artists’ Choice, and Third Place People’s Choice for my paintings, “Niles Creek View”, 16″ x 12″, Oil, at this years’s Fremont Art Assoc. Paintout in September, 2012.
Four-Day Carmel Workshop offered by the Artist:
Come paint with us in beautiful Carmel, California, in the best-weather fall season, among the graceful cypress trees, rocky coast and surf beckoning artists for over a century. Mark Monsarrat will lead the way with his proven method of building beautiful, Craftsman-style paintings from his thumbnail sketch, through painting in layers and chains, and all using his limited Newtonian palette. Discover the Zen of gazing and the principle of VSF to make your paintings sing.
Dates (your choice—weekdays, weekend, or both): Thurs.-Sun., October 18-21, 2012
Choose the days that work for you, as many as you like, just $95 per day (at least two days recommended; all four for most learning). Hosted by Galerie-Julianne, we’ll meet at the gallery and head out to paint (staying inside in case of rain). Contact the artist directly to reserve—Email: MarkMonsarrat@sbcglobal.net; or by Phone : 415-824-8819 (PST).
See the time-lapse video: http://youtu.be/r_WKN8aocqU
My unique demo re-working old paintings (Sept. 5, 2012, Burlingame) proved both instructive and suspenseful. First I applied solvent and medium over the entire painting (pictured in previous post), reviving the darks and providing for wet-in-wet. People were aghast as I then slathered fresh, harmonizing dark paint over my old piece, then introduced the lights, transforming the painting into a powerful statement reminiscent of 19th century American Romantic master George Inness. Judge for yourself–compare the re-worked painting with the original just below it, and let me know what you think. http://youtu.be/r_WKN8aocqU
This Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012, I’m holding my first-ever Special Demo: “Fixing Your Paintings”…for those unfinished, problem pieces we all have. I’ll be sharing my secrets on how to “fix” old paintings, as I re-work mine shown above (I’ll also help audience members plan fixes to theirs). My demo is at the Lions Hall, next to the recreation center, 990 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA, 7:00pm. Admission is free; we’d love to see you there!
The place was packed with art admirers, art, artists, and buyers. ~70 artists with 50 pieces each (I’ll do the math for us) that’s about 3500 artworks! I saw old friends and made new ones. Be sure to check it out, the drive there is beautiful along the coast, especially with our fall weather.
I’ve uploaded all my 50 images to my website, but check out another two right here, 6″ x 6″ Yamhill Barn,
and Half Moon Bay Pickers (can you see the farm workers?)…