MARCH IS BLOSSOM TIME IN MORAGA.
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME PAINTING THE PEAR TREES IN MORAGA.
WE WILL PAINT ONE WEEKEND OR DURING THE WEEK IF THAT WORKS BETTER FOR YOU ARTISTS. STAY TUNED--MORE DETAILS TO COME.
THIS WAS A FANTASTIC GROUP. THEY WERE ALL SO KIND, I TRULY ENJOYED THEM. WE ARE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN----IN JANUARY. WE WILL PAINT THE DARK ROCKS AND THE CRASHING WAVES OF THE COAST.
OCTOBER 17 and 18
9:00 TO 3:00
WE WILL STUDY COMPOSITION AND COLOR.
I KNOW YOU WILL LEARN A LOT.
YOU CAN EMAIL ME OR CALL ME. 925 376 5601
LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
JOIN THE FUN IN SANTA FE.
It will be a wonderful artists weekend. If you arrive on Wednesday we will go up to Ghost
Ranch and paint on Thursday, (this would be the unofficial day one). Friday will be a day
of gallery viewing, museums and an opening on Friday night.
Saturday will be more about composition, and of course painting, Sunday we will study
warm, cool, and sunny colors and of course paint. Monday we all return to our lives.
It will be a long weekend that will put you right in the center of an exciting artist
life. Let me know as soon as you can----we have plans to make!!!
Could not decide which painting to put in this ad so my graphic person created this ad. I am so glad she put them both in.
BIG NEWS------DRUM ROLL--- I will be judging the Santa Fe Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Art Show. The judge gets to have a workshop after the show--so I will be having a workshop in Santa Fe June 14 & 15. If a person wants to come early there are many activities for artists that week. There is a paint-out and opening and many other fun art things to do.
We will start in the hotel and then go outside to paint. The topics will be Edgar Paynes outdoor compositions on day one and day two will be warm, cool and sunny colors.
The cost is $200 for the two day workshop.
Come and we will have a blast.....
I am just starting to get emails to see if I will be teaching a workshop this year 2014.
If you are interested send me an email. You can do that through this web site, or email@example.com
It would not be until June because that is when it usually stops raining, if we ever get rain.
I will be painting in New Mexico this spring - summer and I hope fall. I plan on teaching a workshop the weekend of June 13, the days of the workshop will be June 14, and 15. Let me know if you are interested. I can't wait!!! Move over Georgia, we are coming.
Many many years ago I took a workshop in Nevada. There was an old lady, (not looking so old now), who also was taking the workshop. I spent some time getting to know her and she said, halo's make things look right . I really did not know what she ment then. The woman who was teaching the workshop asked me later what the lady had to say. I told her, "halo's" she concurred. So that really got me thinking, but it has taken maybe 15 to 20 years to make what she said my own. Halo's are a big deal!
I use halo's when I paint something and it looks to sharp, for example roofs, horses, people, trees. Use lost and found halo's in recessive colors that enhance the colors. Much luck!
----------Getting ready to go to market. Just sprayed these oils with Blair Retouch spray varnish. They are out on the walk way drying. The mail person never knows what she will find at my house. Tomorrow these paintings get shot, then I will take them to Carmel to Nancy Dodds Gallery see which ones she wants, put them in a frame, do the paper work, then have a glass of wine.
Art and wine such a good combo.
-------- Just a thought, if you are serious, get serious about your photo's as well. You spend so much time getting the painting right, make sure and get your work shot by a pro. If you are in the Bay Area call Almac, on Sutter and Stockton. Nancy and Don are the best, they shoot as you wait,-- in and out! Tell them I sent you. I am taking work down to Carmel on Tuesday just after I get it all shot. Then I put the images on my website. Some of you are so amazing you can do it all, not me, I get the pro do their thing.
FYI If you are in an art show and the temp is around 100, be very careful what frames
you use. I was in an art show in Napa a few years back, the temp was 100 plus and many
of my frames poped the seams.
I was in a small art show yesterday at Ruth Bancroft Garden, the temp was 105, I did not
bring frames, just a few small paintings. If the people were interested we would talk
frames. So not to worry about the small stuff, make it easy for yourself.
Most important----- have fun----
I had the amazing experience of painting Ghost Ranch area of New Mexico. I had planned to use what I thought to be about Victor Higgins palette. The only problem was the colors I studied in one of his paintings was not a landscape. But I was not daunted. I found the colors to be similar to what I had figured but many many more colors and such rich variations. Besides the challenge of a new scene - new palette- hot temps. the wind can be very strong. One day I got rained on about 5 times each time I would run for cover for about 5 min. and it would blow past me. If you decide to paint New Mexico and you are from some place else my advice is buy a case of water and keep drinking it. Draw out your scene paint it and if you are not 100% happy with it scrape it and go back the next day and try again. It takes a few tries to get the shapes and shadows. The shadows change very fast and because of the wind the clouds and sun makes changes to the scene all the time. It really is thrilling.
This painting got 3rd place in New Mexico Plein Air Painters annual competition.
I have been playing with a few colors and thought this might be a good place to talk about what I have learned. Black has always been-- and still is a big tabu. So, of course, I have been playing with ivory black. This color was on Sargent's palette. I have found that it makes wonderful colors even deeper. My good friend Taki said he uses it with yellow, yum--a real tinted yellow. I played with Prussian Blue and Ivory black---YES--- that is the color I have always loved that Sargent used===finally I found out one of of his magic tricks.
Tomorrow I go to New Mexico to paint for the first time. I am in a painting Competition, --talk about pressure. I will come back with my beret over my face but what a wonderful challenge. I will keep you posted.
If you are having trouble with color try a Triad or my favorite a Square tetrad. A square Tetrad is formed by equally spaced complementary combinations. For example the painting that I am working on now is in Orange--blue violet--cool red---cool green. You use different values of these colors.. The orange is more of a naples yellow to a deep orange brown, so yummy. I will try to post when I am done. I always learn a lot with each painting and want to try different fun things I have seen either in nature or on line.
When you are painting and feel it is done and your ready for a museum, take a photo with your phone. Put it on your computer, have a glass of wine. Hmmm. Maybe the museum needs to wait just a bit. I do this, but I usually do not have the wine, maybe I should. This is after I have looked in the mirror at the painting. That helps as well, but using your phone is the final, or almost final look. I hope this helps you in your journey. More to come.
HELLO ARTISTS. THE WORKSHOP I WILL BE TEACHING THIS FALL HAS JUST TAKEN A WONDERFUL STEP. I WILL BE SHARING WHAT I LEARN OF EDGAR PAYNE'S PALETTE. MANY OF YOU KNOW I TEACH HIS COMPOSITIONS AND AFTER SEEING HIS AMAZING SHOW IN SACRAMENTO 3 TIMES I WILL BE WORKING IN HIS PALETTE AND HOPE YOU WILL FIND WHAT I LEARN HELPFUL TO YOUR WORK. WHAT A WONDERFUL JOURNEY WE ARE ALL ON.
OH I SHOULD TELL YOU THIS IS ONE OF EDGAR PAYNES PAINTINGS NOT MINE----I WISH----CHEERS
I will be giving a lecture for Pleasant Hill Art Group, Feb. 22, 2012 at St. Marks Church in Pleasant Hill. I plan to show one of Monet's
later palettes, Whistlers palette, Van Gogh's palette and most importantly how to see what it will do. How to put the colors together to see what you have with these colors. Also some ways to think about palettes. I hope this information will help artists to play with color and experience success.
HEY ALL OF YOU WITH PAINT UNDER YOUR FINGERNAILS. I WILL BE TEACHING A WORKSHOP AGAIN THIS FALL IN CARMEL CALIFORNIA. THE DATES ARE OCTOBER 8-12. IT WILL FILL EARLY I THINK BECAUSE I AM DOING THIS WITH THE DES MOINES ART CENTER. I HAVE TAUGHT MANY WORKSHOPS FOR THEM IN IOWA AND NOW WE WILL BE PAINTING THE PACIFIC. I HAVE A SMILE ON MY FACE JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop in Des Moines is going to be a fun one. We will start Thursday night at the museum looking at the collection and learning about the compositions those artists used in landscapes. Friday and Saturday we will paint at 2 Saints Vineyard. July 14-15-16
The guy on the tractor I shot two summers ago, if anyone knows him please let me know.
JOIN US FOR COCKTAILS AND FUN CONVERSATION
AT NANCY DODDS GALLERY 7TH AND SAN CARLOS
OCT. 18 5P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.
HOPE YOU CAN COME........
This is the patio were we will discuss our work and eat our meals. Inside is a fireplace, an eating area a lovely kitchen and the 8 bedrooms that have doors that open out to the patio. It really is lovely. Across the front is the ocean.
October 18 we arrive in Carmel. We have a evening party at Nancy Dodds
Gallery. Tuesday we paint the ocean across the street from our Hacienda. Wednesday we paint Ocean Beach in Carmel by the Sea. Thursday we paint Point Lobos. Every night we will have a critic on the patio. There has to be at least eight people and no more then 16. This will be a wonderful art experience to live and breath art and beauty. Email for more information.
The way we will work meals is an easy and inexpensive way. There is a kitchen at the hacienda and a grill on the patio. Every night two artist will be responsible for one meal. Simple is great, we are not chefs. We will fix our own breakfast and pack a lunch.
All of the bedrooms open out to the patio that faces the mountain. The front faces the ocean. The ocean is across the street. We will be immersed in art, nature, and beauty just how I like it.
Hi artist, I am teaching on Wednesdays for Orinda Park and Rec. Check it out. The spring session starts APRIL 14 AND GOES TILL JUNE 23.
We will start again in October.
|This is the class I had last weekend. I hope they learned a lot and will paint with a bit more confidence plus be able to understand why a paining works or does not work. |
Hello Artists, I am going to have a wonderful two day workshop. Day one will be on Edgar Paynes Composition and day two will be on Monet's 1919 palette. Hope you can join us. The dates are Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
We will start at my house with a presentation on the 9 compositions, you will do a exercise on one of the compositions then we will go to a close location, paint a small painting using that composition. Day two we will come to my house again see and experience Monet's palette, then off to the same location as the day before, paint the same painting but this time use Monet's colors. Who say's I don't know how to have a good time! All levels welcome!!!
This is the location that St. Mary's blossom was painted. We had tried to paint a different orchard that day and it was too windy and the blossoms were not out yet. The day was sunny, then in came the clouds, it did rain just as we left. As you can see I put in only what I wanted to make a good painting. I put some of the yellow and pinks in the grass because green gets boring pretty quick. I put the ladder in because I felt this would add
something and I had seen other trees with that kind of ladder on them.
Let me know if you have any questions. Joyous painting to you.
This is a wonderful road with horses being ridden down in fact one time there was a parade with horses and riders all dressed as all kinds of creative things. But back to art, the last time I painted this scene I was working on a very small palette of Whistler. I am seeing what it does, it is my way of playing.
There will be a preserve lamorinda open space paintout on Sunday Sept. 27 on Rheem Blvd. in Moraga from 10:30 to 2. This is to draw attention to the developer who wants to put 35 houses on a very unstable hill.
T. Onoda is a "Plein-Air" California painter who has expertise in both the form and teaching the technique to students. She wishes to utilize this page to assist aspiring students in developing a love for painting and acquiring the skills necessary to capture that love on canvas.
|This is the Photograph of the workshop in September. There were about 10 students. I went over design elements, composition, color, brush strokes and much more. The students painted masterpieces and I think we all had a good day. |
|This is one more photo of the workshop at the critic at the end of the day. What a beautiful place to spend the day.|
|Most of T. Onoda's work captures the "endangered landscapes" of Northern California, the beautiful rural areas rapidly being developed to provide housing for the state's burgeoning population. As farms, forests and meadows of wild flowers are destroyed to make way for housing, Teresa is one of a small band of plein-air painters trying to put on canvas the beauty that, ironically, attracts so many to live in one of the most attractive regions in the world.|
|This is the photograph of the scene that I see often. I knew it was going to be a challenge to create the joy I had in looking at this view. I go nuts over hay bales! I was pleased when I got done because I did what I wanted to do, and that does not always happen in art.|
|This painting I painted at Viansa Vineyard. I love the way the stock part of the grape plants grow. I also enjoy the distance one can put in this painting. I try to paint this painting in all seasons for a challenge.|