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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style April 28 & 29 – Open for Adults

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New Oil Painting Workshop for Adults now open for registration! April 28-29, 2017; Grapevine Texas;
Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for 2 exciting days of oil painting! Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy.

She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting.
We will discuss…(click for more information)

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Adults

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style…new workshop open for Adults! March 17-18, 2017; Grapevine, Texas:

Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for 2 exciting days of oil painting! Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy.

She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by…(click for more information)

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Adults

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Chris Brandley:

Join me for 2 exciting days of oil painting!  Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

  I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy.

I will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting.

We will discuss color mixing…(click for more information).

Price: $250.00

Location: The Rec of Grapevine

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Oil Painting Workshop for Adults: “Let’s Paint Italy” right here in Texas!

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Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.


Location: The Rec; Grapevine Texas; 9:30a.m.-4p.m.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you…(click for more information and to register)

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Let’s Paint Italy! (Right here in Texas) with Chris Bandley Jan. 27-28

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Impressionistic Oil painting workshop for Adults; January 27-28. 2017

I’ve just returned from a trip to Italy and want to bring my inspiration to you! Let’s Paint Italy!

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy…(click for more information and to register!)

 

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Let’s Paint Italy! Oil Painting Workshop in Grapevine, Texas

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January 27 & 28, 2017

Chris Brandley

Join me for this fun, 2 day workshop where we will paint Impressionistically in the Alla Prima (wet into wet) style. I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and looser brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. *Gift certificates are available on my website if you’d like to give someone special something they won’t forget! Click here for more information and to register.

 

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Reflections . . .

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I recently had the pleasure of viewing the current art exhibition at the Kimball Art Museum, Monet: The Early Years.  The exhibition includes paintings that concentrate on the first phase of Claude Monet’s illustrative career.  The young genius was well on his way in artistic development and imagination as is evident by the caliber of the paintings.

I was most captivated with Monet’s paintings of water and reflections given my own enjoyment of capturing reflections with my camera.  Monet’s obsession with the painting of water and reflections was apparent by his keen ability to capture its many changing effects and moods.  Something I can truly appreciate as the slightest change in your camera position or the wind on the surface of the water can produce a profound change in your image.

I would like to believe Monet would have appreciated the photograph that you see.  It is a reflection of a stone building on a meandering stream.  Captured during a partly sunny morning using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikon 300mm f4 Phase Fresnel lens.  Exposure was f10 @1/25 second; which was slow enough to allow the ripples on the water to create the intent I desired.

Randy Ziegler Photography http://www.randyziegler.com/

Randy also offers photo tours and classes in photography, fine art photography and stock photography.

 

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Let’s Paint Italy! (Right here in Texas); Impressionistic Oil painting workshop for Adults; Nov. 11-12

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I have just returned from Italy with lots of inspiration for you! In this 2 day workshop I will demonstrate a step by step painting, teach methods on how to paint more loosely with beautiful, clean color. We will discuss composition, light, elements of design, use of color and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. Demo session, one on one easel time, plus a fun exercise to loosen up!

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! Click here for more information and to register.

 

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Oil Painting Workshop: “Let’s Paint Italy!” Nov. 11 & 12

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Location: The Rec; Grapevine Texas, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Price: $250.00

I will soon be in Italy taking lots of pictures, so that we can paint Italy together right here in Texas!

The 2 day workshop  will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

  I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced!

For more information and to register, click here. For more about the artist, see http://chrisbrandley.com/

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Impressionistic Oil Painting Workshop for Adults with Chris Brandley

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9/23/2016 – 9/24/2016

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! it is designed to help you take your painting to the next level. For more information, go to Chris Brandley Fine Art

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Oil Painting Workshop with Chris Brandley for Adults

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This workshop takes place in the beautiful, historic town of Grapevine, Texas September 23 & 24, 2016.

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! For more information and to register, click here.

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Oil Painting Workshop for Adults with Chris Brandley

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This workshop takes place in the beautiful, historic town of Grapevine, Texas September 16 & 17, 2016.

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! For more information and to register, click here.

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Painting in Oils with Chris Brandley; May 13-14 in Grapevine, Texas

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NEW Oil Painting Workshop just added! Coming up May 13-14 in Grapevine, Texas; and I’ve added an option if you are hesitant about buying a whole set of oil paints!

Check it out!
http://www.brandleygallery.com/workshopregistration.htm

Time:  9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

Place:  The REC of Grapevine
1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, TX76051

*Stage Room*

Cost:  $250.00

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“Reflections of Joy” Solo Exhibition by Chris Brandley

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“Reflections of Joy” Solo Exhibition featuring impressionistic oil paintings byChris Brandley will be on display at the Palace Arts Center in Grapevine, Texas from April 1st – April 29th. 300 South Main Street; Grapevine Tx 76051
www.BrandleyGallery.com
*FREE – open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and during other special events.

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Impressionistic Oil Painting Workshop with Chris Brandley

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Oil Painting Workshop for Adults

Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2016

Time:  9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

Place:  The REC of Grapevine
1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, TX76051

*Stage Room*

Cost:  $250.00

Email: brandley@charter.net
Phone: 817-455-9087
Website: http://www.brandleygallery.com

*Course Description:

This Oil painting workshop takes place at the new state of the art,  multi-generational center, “The REC”, right off main street in Historic Grapevine. The room we will be in has big windows surrounded by beautiful, inspiring scenery.

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

  I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. 

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! it is designed to help you take your painting to the next level.

*There are plenty of nearby restaurants, or bring your lunch and eat in the beautiful courtyard outside the classroom!

Click HERE for information and to register!

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Impressionistic Oil Painting Workshop with Chris Brandley

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Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2016

Time:  9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

Place:  The REC of Grapevine
1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, TX76051

*Stage Room*

Cost:  $250.00

http://www.brandleygallery.com/ Email: brandley@charter.net
Phone: 817-455-9087

Course Description:

This Oil painting workshop takes place at the new state of the art,  multi-generational center, “The REC”, right off main street in Historic Grapevine. The room we will be in has big windows surrounded by beautiful, inspiring scenery.

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

  I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. 

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! it is designed to help you take your painting to the next level.

*There are plenty of nearby restaurants, or bring your lunch and eat in the beautiful courtyard outside the classroom!

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Lecture on Caillebotte this Friday at the Kimbell

 Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait, 1888--89, oil on canvas. Private collection


Gustave Caillebotte, Self-Portrait, 1888–89, oil on canvas. Private collection

Who Is Caillebotte?
Special Friday Evening Lecture
Friday, January 22, 2016 6 p.m.
Piano Pavilion Auditorium
FREE
Mary Morton, curator and head of the department of French paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington
The Impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte fell out of the public eye and is still little known today. This talk addresses the questions about his mysterious life raised by the powerful paintings in the exhibition on view at the Kimbell.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Impressionistic Oil Painting with Chris Brandley starting January 11th!

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January 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1st

1:00-4:00 pm

*$260/ 4 week session; Supplies required.

*Course Description: I will provide the picture/set up that we will paint from together in a step by step demonstration. Bring your own photo (can be in print, on laptop, or other device) for individual painting, and one on one easel time. We will focus on oil painting technique, composition, light and color, and how to keep the color from getting muddy! Students will learn to see “impressionistically”, and explore the ability to”suggest” rather than “render” the subject. Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! it is designed to help you take your painting to the next level. The last day will be dedicated to working on your painting of choice. It will be your chance to get any help on something you are working on or that you’d like to start. Classes are located at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Register HERE

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Matthew Alexander Exhibit at Alan Barnes Fine Art

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World renowned British impressionist Matthew Alexander will be exhibiting at Alan Barnes Fine Art from November 20- December 18. Alexander is one of the leading Impressionist painters in British 20th Century Art.  Born to be a painter, his father was a painter – his brother is a painter and the conversation in the family seldom strayed from the continual struggle that ensues the creative process.  Alexander’s paintings are timeless yet modern making him one of the most sought after impressionist artists today.  Alexander’s exhibits at the Royal Academy London, the British Institution as well as the Royal Society of British Artists have been preludes to his continuous sell out shows on London’s Cork Street.
Light on the Landscape is a special collection of small oil paintings that speak of sunlight; sunlight when it breaks through clouds, and shadows where they congregate, painted especially for this Dallas exhibition.  Alan Barnes Fine Art is the sole representative of Alexander’s work in the United States.
Alan Barnes Fine Art http://www.alanbarnesfineart.com/
3906 Lemmon Ave Suite 222 Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 828-1311

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Impressionistic Oil Painting with Chris Brandley

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This adult course will include paint along demos, step by step instruction, and one on one easel time. I will provide the objects and reference photo for the paint along demos. Bring your own additional photos of your favorite subjects.

We will focus on oil painting technique, composition, light, brilliant color, and how to keep the color from getting muddy!

Students will learn to see “Impressionistically”, and will explore the ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting, from beginners to advanced! It is designed to help you take your painting to the next level.

Session 1 is October 6th, 13th and 20th; Session 2 is November 3rd, 10th, and 17th. *(Tuesday classes)

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Classes are held at Elm Street Studio; 139 South Elm Street; Keller Tx 76248

 

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Michael Holter Workshop: Watercolor Impressionism Sept. 22-24

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Michael Holter
972.965.2078
michael@michaelholter.com
www.michaelholter.com

DALLAS WORKSHOP
Watercolor Impressionism:
Faces and Places

9/22/2015 – 9/24/2015
The Artists’ Showplace — Dallas

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In this workshop you will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of people. You will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating portraits and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

Many watercolorists have an aversion to painting people. Special attention will be paid to the steps Michael uses to paint his award-winning figurative paintings. By the end of the workshop you will feel confident that you too can complete successful paintings.

And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

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Dutch Art Gallery Presents: Her Impressions Featuring Original Oils By Artist Ellie Taylor August 22

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80+ Works of Exaggerated Color and
Bold Impressionistic Strokes

“The question asked often is how long did it take you to paint that painting? The answer is a lifetime, which is how long I have been painting.” Artist Ellie Taylor.

View a variety of original oils on canvas of places, still life and figures by Ellie Taylor. This exhibit will showcase the largest quantity of original works by a single artist. We will be happy to give you a sneak preview before the opening reception.At the opening reception at 3pm, we will have the pleasure to hear from the Artist Ellie Taylor of her background, inspirations and to give us an overview of the variety of impressions featured. She will also be available to autograph her 2014 published book, Celebration of Texas Paintings.

Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Dutch Art Gallery
10233 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238
For additional information or directions please contact us: (214) 348-7350
Art Viewing 9:30am to 5pm | Reception 3pm to 5pm
– All artwork will be available for purchase. –

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At the Kimbell: Family Festival and Faces of Impressionism

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Family Festival: Incredible Impressionists
Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This free afternoon event for all ages features creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. Children’s films made possible by the Lone Star Film Society. Promotional support provided by American Airlines and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Free; no reservations required. Admission will be free for the special exhibition Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay all day.

Questions? Please contact the education assistant at 817-332-8451, ext. 351, or email edassist@kimbellmuseum.org. The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792 https://www.kimbellart.org

October 19, 2014 to January 25, 2015
On view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion
Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture­­—Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir—will be represented in depth. Among the approximately 70 masterworks on loan will be Cézanne’s Portrait of Gustave Geffroy and Woman with a Coffee Pot; Degas’s Self-Portrait with Evariste de Valernes and L’Absinthe; and Renoir’s Portrait of Claude Monet and Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano.

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