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Things to do on Korcula Island

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Things to do on Korcula Island

I thought I would borrow this blog posting from my friends at Korcula Explorer, price so that our non-painting partners can see what there is to do while their counterparts paint.  It may even sway some of those non-painting partners that are deciding whether to join us not not… read this guys!  Lots for you to do 🙂  If you have been a non-painter in the past, cheap please comment below about what you liked to do, and would suggest for future participants… 1. Eat fresh seafood As an island surrounded by some of the Mediterranean’s best waters, you can certainly enjoy some...

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Value vs Colour…… Which is more important?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Value vs Colour…… Which is more important?  By Georgia Mansur ‘Like in LIFE, if you get your values right, the rest is easy!’ First of all lets talk about VALUE ~ some artists refer to this as TONE and it can also be referred to as TONAL VALUE…. now that we have the terminology out of the way~ what does that actually mean? I understand value/tone as the relative lightness to darkness in your painting, ranging from white to black (and everything in between). Generally this can be simplified or assigned a number to indicate its lightness to darkness on a scale of 0-10 (0 = White, 10 =...

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Dealing with shadows

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Dealing with shadows

This week Ingrid Christensen is going to be our guest blogger. She writes her own blog, where you can find much more, regarding the world of oil painting. Ingrid Christensen: I’m an oil painter working in an impressionistic, loose style. My favourite subjects are people and landscapes. I’m a fanatical painter. I live and breathe paint – which is probably not too healthy – from morning till night. When I’m not painting, I’m thinking about painting or researching techniques or looking at gallery sites or blogging about painting. Ingrid joins us in 2014. Book now for her April 29-May 8th dates...

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Pastel Painting with Alan Flattmann

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Pastel Painting with Alan Flattmann

Our guest blogger this week is Alan Flattmann.  “The great challenge for Alan Flattmann is to find new ways to depict a subject that is so familiar, that if left in the hands of a lesser artist, can easily become a hackneyed cliché.  Fortunately, he is fully up to this creative challenge……. In his pastels, we are able to experience afresh the Vieux Carre, seeing it for the first time through his eyes.  Flattmann’s extraordinary skill in handling the pastel medium allows him to achieve wonderful atmospheric effects…….. Future generations will look back at...

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All Saints Day & Day of the Dead – part 2

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

All Saints Day & Day of the Dead – part 2

All Saints Day & Day of the Dead Last year I wrote this post, which gave the history of All Saint’s Day & the Day of the Dead.  This year I am here until Nov. 19th so have the opportunity to experience this tradition first hand.  What a lovely tradition it is and I have to say I was very glad to be able to experience the whole thing 🙂 On Wednesday, I picked up my Aunt Zuva and we headed to the cemetery with a bucket, detergent, a scrub brush and a broom.  All the old flowers and flower pots were removed and the grave was given a quick sweep.  Zuva started cleaning with soap and...

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Artist Q & A: Steven Hill and PanPastel

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Artist Q & A: Steven Hill and PanPastel

An interview with Steve Hill was just published on the Colorfin Corporation e-news list, cialis and features some of his latest plein air work, sickness using his favorite medium, PanPastel.  “I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed painting!”  If you have any questions for Steve, that he has not answered in this interview, please leave them in the comments below and we will pass them on to him for an answer. Steve will be teaching in Croatia Sept. 14-23, 2014 and only has 4 spots left.  Book now!   Artist Q & A: Steven Hill This month’s interview is with Steven...

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