I am so thrilled to have this incredible opportunity to paint with you in the culturally rich area of Tuscany! We will not only capture the feeling of this gorgeous environment in paint, but also experience the food, wine and history of this region.
Join me for 10 amazing days in Beautiful Tuscany , we will explore some of the fundamentals of painting in oils, working with landscapes, the figure, and still lifes. What better way to capture the true essence of Italy than bringing people into our experience.
During each painting session, I will begin with a demo and then assist students with their paintings and provide advice. So many different subjects will allow us to approach our paintings from many aspects, from the initial strokes to the final painting. No matter what background you have with oil paints, I will assist in teaching you at your comfort level. What better place to capture memories than painting in Tuscany!
We will truly make memories together!!!
From courtroom artist to fashion illustrator and everything in between, I have always held a great passion for the figure. An ongoing reflection on people and their emotions, my subject matter reflects my love for figurative work and the challenge of realistic portraiture. Working predominantly in painting mediums, I aim to push beyond realism and capture resonant moments in time. The paintings pursue figures from the pasts, showing both their moods and contexts. Three years ago, I made the decision to pursue this love for painting full time. Since then, numerous galleries, including the Salmagundi Club, Rehs Gallery, Abend Gallery, and the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, have exhibited my paintings, as well as magazines, such as Fine Art Connoisseur and Artists Magazine. In addition, my work also received recognition as a finalist in the ARC, from Portrait Society of America, and, most recently, as just one of ten chosen for Outstanding Artists over 60. While seemingly simple momentary presences, ephemeral figures, nonetheless, still have the ability to make lasting, even shaping, impressions. Through my work, I strive to understand these figures and their ephemerality and to share that understanding with others.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in drawing and painting after an intensive study in Europe and additional training in New York. My various career paths have challenged me with alternative contexts for figurative artistry, and in a variety of mediums, including graphite, pastels, Prismacolor, and oils. I continue to teach fine art classes and lessons during the week. Please join me for this wonderful experience in Tuscany!
For 10 days, we will explore some of the fundamentals of painting in oils, working with landscapes, the figure, and still lifes. During each painting session, I will begin with a demo and then assist students with their paintings and provide advice. A variety of subjects will allow us to approach our paintings from a variety of aspects, from the initial lines to the final painting. No matter what background students have with oil paints, I will assist them in learning techniques and how to incorporate those techniques in paintings.
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- Instruction by Barbara
- Excusion to most beautiful corners of Tuscany
- Specialy selected activities
- Accomodation in Villa Selva
- Private Villa Chef