Audubon Artists 73rd Annual Exhibition
The Salmagundi Club New York
47 Fifth Ave NY, NY 10003
October 26th - November 6th, 2015
My watercolor "Winter Care Package" won the Audubon Artist Silver Medal at the 73rd Annual Exhibition.
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American artist Professional League 87th Grand National Exhibition
The Salmagundi Club New York
47 Fifth Ave NY, NY 10003
November 8th - November 21st, 2015
Lana Privitera’s watercolor "Silver Morning" will be included in the AAPL 87th Annual International Exhibition.
What a busy Summer I had! But I'm finally back and ready to update this site as soon as I can.
Realistic Watercolors for the Detail-Oriented Beginner. Learning the basics with Lana Privitera - If you’d love to paint watercolors full of color and detail, this workshop is for you. In this relaxing workshop, you won’t need drawing skills. Each day I’ll be demonstrating the different techniques needed to create basic, realistic subjects. After each of my brief Demos, you’ll have your chance to give it a try. To make things even easier for you, we’ll work in small scale, so you can take home some precious little jewel every day.
Location: WRS $140 ea. Session ($125 Members) Wednesdays 10 -12:30; Session I: June 3, 10, 17, 24. Session II: July 1, 8, 15, 22 Session III: Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 Request Material List on Registration.
Realistic Watercolors for the Detail-Oriented Intermediate student with Lana Privitera - Would you like to paint more vibrant watercolors? Are your paintings looking too “bland” or too “muddy”? Not sure how to make your subject look more 3-dimensional? Then this class is for you. During Session I we’ll work on vignettes of some popular subjects, such rocks, wood, glass reflections and skies. For Session II, which will focus on buildings, you’ll need to bring along a photo reference of your chosen subject and a mostly-completed drawing of it on the first day of class. We’ll work on creating a watercolor with a full gamut of values to reinforce the lessons learned during Session I. For our 3rd Session, the subject will be chosen by popular demand. This class is for those with at least some basic experience with watercolor techniques.
Location: WRS $140 each session ($125 Members) Mondays 10-12:30, Session I: June 1, 8, 15, 22. Session II: June 29, July 6, 13, 20 Session III: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
How-to-fix a “Blah” Watercolor with Lana Privitera - Bring your Not-Quite-so-Perfect watercolors to this Critique & Fix class, and learn how to attack and solve some of your compositional or technical problems. In this Once-a-month, three-hour session, I’ll demonstrate how to fix most common problems in watercolors with some of my favorite tricks. Learn to turn an apparently hopeless painting into something you can be proud off! This class is appropriate for the Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor artist that enjoys realistic, detailed watercolors. Bring your own supplies.
Location: WRS $45 ($40 for Members) (minimum 3) –First Thursday of the month. 3:30-6:30 pm. June 4, July 2, Aug 6, Sept 3
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.
I just won "Best in Show" in a little Art Show at the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz, NY. Great paintings, great crowd and amazing food! Great way to start the weekend!
I was fortunate to be asked to participate in this year's "Mohonk Mountain House Art Foray". I enjoyed the experience immensely!
I just got informed that my painting "Yellow Apple" won the "Elaine M. Garvin Memorial Award" at the 2015 Northeast Watercolor Society Member Show!
The show runs from February 9 - March 25, 2015 at the Orange Hall Gallery and Loft (Orange County Community College)
Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-6pm Friday,
February 13, 9am-10pm Sunday,
March 1, 2-4:30pm Saturday,
March 7, 7-10pm
March 23-25 hours are 9am-6pm
Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY
RECEPTION: Saturday, February 14, 2015 ~ 1-4:15pm
AWARDS are presented at 3:45pm
Gearing up for a busy year!
WRSA -Now that I'm officially a Represented Artist at the Wallkill River School of Art in Montgomery, NY. I'll be exploring other mediums and subjects so I can produce pieces for each of their monthly Theme Exhibits.
I'll be also teaching some Arty party at the school sometime in the near future.
CGFA - Watch also for news about my classes at the Crawford Gallery of Fine Art in Pine Bush. I'll give you the dates soon!
I still have paintings in the following Art Exhibits
- 3 pieces in display until February 8 at the Artery Gallery in Milford, PA. with the Pike County Arts & Crafts group.
- 7 paintings in the Group Show "On a Common Ground", at the Blue Hill Plaza in Pearl River, NY, until April 2015.
- 2 paintings in the CAA Winter Show at the Government Center in Pine Bush, NY
COMING UP -
- OCAC "Member's Exhibit" at the Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange in Middletown, NY. Dates: Jan 7 - Feb 6.
- WRSA - "Member's Exhibit" and also "Black & White" Hallway Theme. January
- CGFA - "Brush with History" Group Show. January.
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".