I just love painting flowers. There was a time I used to think they were so boring a subject. How things change! Please tell me if you like this one. I sure do. It is an original oil on quality archival canvas panel measuring 16"x20".
Art tidbit: Your style is the way you talk in paint. (Robert Henri)
The Arizona Plein Air Painters State Park art show at the Tubac Presidio & the Art show at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale is going on now. Also, I have been accepted into the 2010 Nomadas Del Arte show in Amarillo, Texas, where artist paint from six western states! I have a feeling this will be a busy year, including finishing my studio!! Right now it is a somewhat make-shift mess. Egads!
Hopefully, I am making progress as an artist, bit by bit....or shall I say, brush stroke by brush stroke! This one measures 14"x11" on quality, archival canvas board. Sign up as a "follower" and be the first to view the latest works!
Art tidbit: Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. (Mahatma Gandhi
Kurt Anderson's workshop last week was challenging and fun. I really enjoyed painting this flower arrangement! I highly recommend artists sign up for classes by other very respected instructors at: http://www.tucsonartacademy.com/
Art tidbit: The right to err, which means the freedom to try experiments, is the universal condition of all progress. (Mahatma Gandhi)
That's Kurt's demo painting at his workshop last week put on by the newly formed Tucson Art Academy. See his work at: WWW.KURTANDERSON.NET
Stay tuned for some samples I worked on in his class. Great workshop!
Art Tidbit: Making art is 90% seeing and 10% stroking. When watching professional demo-doers, the seeing part often comes in the blink of an eye. Observers might conclude that pros are really talented folks. It's really just dynamic painting. (Robert Glenn)
Call me naive, but I was so suprised to see cactus covered with snow here in the desert of Tucson, Arizona! Ofcourse, I just HAD to paint it!
This measures 1o"x12" on quality, archival canvas board.
Art Tidbit: The dynamic artist improvises as she goes along. She thinks on her feet. Her eyes and her mind are constantly weighing opportunities and making judgments and adjustments. Somewhat dependent on intuition, she also has knowledge of the variety of ways each passage might be handled.
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My art has been described as “passionate and colorful”. I paint with an impressionistic/expressionistic flair on canvas with brush and or palette knife of figures, portraits, landscapes, flowers and still-life.
I particularly like painting plein-air with all of nature’s beauty.
I endeavor to give subjects meaning that surpasses their reality. Web site: WWW.GERIACOSTA.COM
Purchases: WWW.ECRATER.COM After studies in numerous art institutions, and workshops with many renowned artists such as Ted Gerschner, William Reese and John Budicin, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fullerton State University. She chose Tucson, Arizona in 2008 as the place to retire and paint full time. She is a Signature member of Whiskeytown Plein-air Painters of Northern California, an Associate member of Oil Painters of America, Tucson Plein-Air Painters Society, and Arizona Plein-Air Painters. She has shown in numerous galleries, and has won several best of shows and has clientele internationally.