My painting "Summer Days" just won an Award of Excellence at the Middletown Art Group 2015 Member Show. And it SOLD tonight!
I'll be teaching and doing Demos in 3 locations in the next few weeks. A 2-day workshop at Mohonk Mountain House, a Plein Air Demo at the Bull House in Montgomery, with the WRS, and an indoor Demo for the Pike's County Art & Crafts group. Please check below for details!
1 - ARTIST'S INSPIRATION at MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Tuesday, May 26,
Watercolor Explosion for Beginners. Learning the basics with Lana Privitera
10:00 – Noon - Part I
If you’d love to paint watercolors but can’t draw well, this mini workshop is for you. For this project you won’t need drawing skills. Get ready to enjoy yourself while learning some basic watercolor techniques. Let’s see which one you like best: Wet-on-wet, or Wet-on-dry with some little Lost & Found edges on the side!
2:00 -4:00 - Part II
Mrs. Privitera will guide you step by step through another little project, focusing this time on a few other techniques needed to recreate realistic-looking objects with watercolors. To make things even easier for you, we’ll work in small scale, so you can take home some precious little jewel at the end of the day.
9:00 pm - Lecture/Demo
How-to-fix a “Blah” Watercolor with Lana Privitera - Among other subjects, Mrs. Privitera will discuss and demonstrate how to fix or erase most common blunders in watercolors with some of her favorite tools: masking liquid, bristle brushes and… Pointillism. She will also give you tips that will help you “see” full scales of values and color in real life as well as in your photos or in your paintings.
Wednesday, May 27
Realistic Watercolors for the Detail-Oriented Art Aficionado, with Lana Privitera
10:00 – Noon - Part I
Would you like to paint more vibrant watercolors? Are your paintings looking too “bland” and in need of more contrast and detail? Mrs. privitera will give you tips on color mixing and on mastering textures with watercolors while you create beautiful vignettes of rock and wood walls, skies and, of course, Mohonk lake.
2:00- 4:00 -Part II
We’ll keep working on refining your values and we’ll add realism to you little pieces by using the Dry Brush technique and by softening some hard edges. You’ll be able to take home some very nice little masterpieces!
2 - PLEIN-AIR DEMO with the Wallkill River School of Art
Location: the Bull Stone House, near Montgomery, NY
Date: May 31, 9-12. For details, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-You must enroll and pay a small fee to be able to attend
3 - INDOOR DEMO with the Pike's County Art & Crafts group
Location: Milford, PA
Date: June 7
- You must be a member of this Art group or come as a guest of a member.
Lana Privitera is back in the Art world after a 10-year hiatus. She's currently working on a new series of watercolors of Still Lifes that will be unveiled in this website as they "come out of the oven".