Mcguinn Gallery Re-opens as part of 1st Fridays

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First Friday Opening Reception
February 3rd, 5 - 8pm
February 3 - March 31

I am excited to be a part of this great little gallery located at 2482 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg.  Esther Guinn, attorney, has a gallery space in front of her law office. She has just re-opened the space as part of 1st Friday in Lynchburg.

I will have some new abstract work on display along with Bridgette DeCicco and her "BridgetteBlocks", small colorful artworks painted on wood blocks.

Central Virginia Design House 2016

I was invited to participate in this year's Central Virginia Design House at 1418 Harrison Street.  Studio h Home's Elizabeth Harrington asked me to choose some oil and cold wax abstracts to hang in the entry and upstairs hallways, coordinating my artwork with her choice of interiors and Persian rugs for the spaces.

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Elizabeth also invited artist Kevin Chadwick whose artwork although different than mine, the colors and styles complimented each other.

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Each room was designed by a different interior designer  who chose the vendors and artists that they wanted to complete their spaces.

I created some pieces in a blue, orange and gold color palette.  Elizabeth also used several of my more traditional pieces to work in the space.

 

Exquisite Corpse Exhibit at the Nelson Gallery

nelson galleryI will be one of 12 artists in the Nelson Gallery “Exquisite Corpse” exhibit.
Join us April 1st, First Friday 5-7 pm
Opening Reception  

Nelson Gallery has invited a dozen artists
to render a figure in three parts.
Each section will be created on a 12” x 12” canvas.
Every 15 minutes the canvases will be shuffled resulting in new whimsical creatures.

Also on exhibit will be new work by member artists. 

Susan Harb, Dorothy Blackwell, Jan Boer, Deborah Baird, Laure Lubin-Stevens, John Winfrey and Barbara Crawford

Paint Out Lynchburg – 1st Annual

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The Lynchburg Art Club is sponsoring their 1st annual Paint Out Lynchburg!  I will be participating in this 3-day event held April 29, 30 and May 1 in various locations around the James River Arts & Cultural District.  We will have over 40 artists painting around town so come out and watch them paint your favorite scenes!  I will be giving a plein air demo on Saturday morning, April 30, 9am at the corner of 5th Street and Main Street.

If you are an artist interested in participating, click here for more information and to register.

 

Oil & Palette Knife Workshop – March 2016

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Students from my last workshop – Sherry Pope, Kathy Busch, and Betsy Jones

I will be teaching another one-day Oil & Palette Knife workshop at the Lynchburg Art Club on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

12 student limit – we currently have 11 people registered, space for 1 more!

This workshop will include a demo to illustrate my technique for painting with oil and palette knives. It will also include a 50-stroke exercise and hands on practice with some individual instruction. I will provide each student with a 12×16 gesso board and a palette knife (size T19).

I will demonstrate this technique using oil, but acrylic can also be used. This workshop is intended for those who have some experience with painting in oil. No palette knife experience is necessary.

PLEASE BRING:
Your usual oil painting supplies – oil paints, palette and any palette knives you already have.
A roll of paper towels
Additional gesso board or canvas, preferably larger than 6×6.
A photo of a landscape, cityscape or whatever you enjoy painting.

Cindy WILL PROVIDE:
One palette knife (size T19), 12×16 Ampersand 1/8″ gesso board, still life set-ups

Please bring your own bag lunch.

You may register at the Lynchburg Art Club or mail your payment to:
Lynchburg Art Club
1011 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Notation: Cindy Vener Palette Knife Workshop

For more info or questions, contact me on my website or click here to go to the Lynchburg Art Club’s website.

Oil & Palette Knife Workshop

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I will be teaching a one-day Oil & Palette Knife workshop at the Lynchburg Art Club on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

This workshop will include a demo to illustrate my technique for painting with oil and palette knives. It will also include a 50-stroke exercise and hands on practice with some individual instruction. I will provide each student with a 10×10 gesso board and a palette knife (size T15).

I will demonstrate this technique using oil, but acrylic can also be used. This workshop is intended for those who have some experience with painting in oil. No palette knife experience is necessary.

PLEASE BRING:
Your usual oil painting supplies – oil paints, palette and any palette knives you already have.
A roll of paper towels
Additional gesso board or canvas, preferably larger than 6×6.

Cindy WILL PROVIDE:
One palette knife (size T15), 10×10 gesso board, still life set-ups

Please bring your own bag lunch.

You may register at the Lynchburg Art Club or mail your payment to:
Lynchburg Art Club
1011 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Notation: Cindy Vener Palette Knife Workshop

For more info or questions, contact me on my website or click here to go to the Lynchburg Art Club’s website.

 

Another Paint n’ Sip Class

I am getting ready to teach another Paint n’ Sip class for our Timberlake Garden Club.  We had an inspiration piece that one of our members wanted to paint so I took that and created my own version of it so I could replicate it for the class.

Below are the steps I took to create this, thinking it might help the group to see the step by step process first before we meet.  This is a mixed media piece using acrylic paints,  paper applied with gel medium and stamps.

Here is the inspiration piece I started from.
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So, I sketched in the floral still life and started by applying strips of patterened paper brushed with gel medium on the back and pressed onto the paper.  Press it down gently and brush the front of the paper with gel medium.  It will dry in a couple minutes.
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Once it is farily dry, I started applying light, transparent layers of color with acrylic paint and water.  The thinner the color, the more transparent it will be. Applying the transparent color over the paper, lets the patterns show through the paint and adds a nice affect.
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I continued to add more paint layers by applying more transparent acrylic colors with water.  I also added more patterened  paper for some of the blossoms to give it more interest.

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As I layer more paint, I start to add white mixed with other colors.  White is opaque so it softens and obscures some of what is below it.  I also mixed colors to apply to the canvas with some patterened stamps.  I brush the paint onto the stamp and press it onto the canvas.  Since acrylic paint drys so quickly if you don’t get too thick with the paint, you can keep layering over top until you get the look the want.

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Voila!  The final piece!  I will post more photos after our class.  My plan is to demonstrate the techniques and see what they come up with.  I will post pictures after our class !

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