hi, all – I want to sell 2 wooden flat files. They aren’t gorgeous, but they work great! I just don’t need them now, and although my ‘hoarder’ side wants to keep them, I know it’s silly to do so. Please visit our facebook page for details!
Several years ago, I was at a trade show for art materials, and I stopped by the Gamblin Artist Colors booth. I explained that the plethora of mediums had me completely confused and bamboozled – what on earth were they all for?
WOW… For the next 20 + minutes, Scott treated me to a one-on-one demo, mixing various mediums… galkyd, cold wax medium, neo-megilp and more with Ultramarine Blue – (figures he would use my favorite color, as if I wasn’t enchanted enough)!
I finally threw my hands up in surrender and begged him to stop – I was saturated from all the information he had just given me – my head was exploding with possibilities!
For the rest of the day, as I walked around talking to other manufacturers and vendors, & looking at their products, listening to them sing their praises, that ultramarine blue mixed with cold wax medium kept gliding through my consciousness, coloring (no pun intended) my view about everything else I saw.
I would love for all of you to have the same experience that I did that day (although for you, we’ll put out chairs!)
Please join us on Saturday, November 5th, from 1 – 2:30pm for a SPECTACULAR demonstration all about Gamblin mediums.
We are lucky enough to have Timothy Smith, incredibly energetic and talented oil painter, sharing his extensive knowledge about these products. http://timothyrobertsmith.com/
Timothy Smith: Gamblin Oil Paint & Mediums Demonstration
Sat. November 5th, 1-2:30pm
Don’t wait, register now! Space is limited.
Register in advance by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t believe it – these two weekend flew by! We hope you had the opportunity to see some of the extraordinary talent that graces our county… If you didn’t, please stop in the gallery, and get at least a taste of what you missed! 80 of the 200 artists who participated in this year’s Tour entered a piece of their art in our 12″x12″x12″ Preview Show – and the exhibit is well worth a visit!
This wonderful show will be up through October 30th… don’t miss it!
Remember – we’re open 7 days a week…
Monday thru Friday, 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Huge thanks and kudos to the tireless staff at Arts Obispo
You folks are amazing. We appreciate you and everything you do.
The third week
of Inktober has come
and with it great works of art!
Done with a Soft Brush Pitt Pen, an anonymous artist sent in this great image titled
“Cycle of Frustration.”
Peg Allison did this imposing eagle with dip pen and watercolor. Look at those AG colors!
Nicholas of Art Central did this great image of Tom Waits with walnut ink, Rapidograh and a brush pen.
Nicholas used the same tools for this great composition of the Furies.
And great storytelling in “Self Sacrifice.”
William of Art Central used his modified Aquash brush pens to draw this unsuspecting café goer.
William did this drawing of a jukebox hero with a Technica ball point pen.
And some more Aquash work by William.
Thank you to all those that are participating!
Nick and William had to step it up this week as we were short on images.
Keep drawing! We need your images for next week!
dear friends –
it’s that time of year again – our annual “Little Treasures” show, for the months of November and December! The criteria to enter your work for this exhibit is simple – you have to have it priced to sell for $100 or less!
Keep in mind that people are looking for great gifts and stocking stuffers, so show us what you’ve got!
ALSO… Super exciting news… for the first time EVER, we will be displaying jewelry!!!!!
Please note that we have created 12″x12″ shadow box frames, which will hang on the walls like paintings, to keep jewelry secure. All jewelry MUST be displayed in these boxes. (NO exceptions). Note… We have a limited number of boxes. Please speak to Etty for additional information.
“Take-in” for this show is Wednesday, November 2nd, and Artists Reception is Friday, November 4th, from 6-8pm. (Since there is no Art After Dark in December, this is a 2-month show.)
For all information, please download this PDF: 2016-11-12-little-treasures
REMINDER – WE NEED YOUR IMAGES TO ADVERTISE! Please send us jpegs of art you know you’ll be including in the exhibit, as soon as you can – it helps us advertise, and it gives YOU great exposure! Please e-mail images to us at: email@example.com
We are SO excited to be hosting the “12x12x12 Preview Show”
The Open Studios Art Tour is an amazing opportunity to see the spaces where our local artists create their beautiful works of art. The Preview Show is a great way to plan out your tour by seeing first hand who your ‘must see’ artists are. It was our privilege to host this Kick-Off Party for this awesome event.
Here is a sneak peak at some of the art you’ll see at the Preview Show! Stop by Art Central any time during the month of October to see this wonderful exhibit… and don’t forget, you can visit more artists this weekend! Visit Arts Obispo’s website to see more examples of the creative endeavors of this year’s participants!
(Please note – some of the below pieces of art have already sold!)
We have received some great feedback and entries for the second week of inktober:
Barbara Rosenthal did this great view from the Quarry Trail with Microns, Tombows and Aquash brush pens.
Check out this detail of Rosey Rosenthal’s work in progress
“Tree of Life.” Done in ink with a dip pen.
Carol Hughes used ink, watercolor and gel pens
to create the well titled “Art Central Rocks.”
Nicholas of Art Central did this bit of gothic horror with Microns and a Pocket Brushpen.
William of Art Central did this gloomy boat ride with Aquash water pens he converted with sumi ink.
We hope that your Inktober is going strong. Keep up that momentum and don’t forget to send in your images!
We have some great workshops just around the corner!
Sign up now so you don’t miss out!!!
Introduction to oils for teens (painting the Grisaille) with Jonathan Gaetke
Saturdays, October 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 11am-1pm
Fee: $95 for 3 classes.
This class is geared toward students ages 12 to 18 years of age. Artist Jonathan Gaetke believes painting is a skill anyone can learn. Working from direct observation, students will be introduced to basic oil painting skills while learning the grisaille method. Emphasis will be placed on representational painting elements such as drawing, values, edges and composition. Demonstration, exercises and individual instruction at your easel in a fun and supportive environment will provide a solid foundation to create believable works of art in oil. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students. For registration and supply list see class link at www.jonathanfineart.com or call 805-470-9627
Introduction to oils for adults (painting the Grisaille) With Jonathan Gaetke
Saturdays, October 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2pm-4pm
Fee: $95 for 3 classes.
This class is geared towards adult students. Artist Jonathan Gaetke believes painting is a skill anyone can learn. Working from direct observation, students will be introduced to basic oil painting skills while learning the grisaille method. Emphasis will be placed on representational painting elements such as drawing, values, edges and composition. Demonstration, exercises and individual instruction at your easel in a fun and supportive environment will provide a solid foundation to create believable works of art in oil. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students. For registration and supply list see class link at www.jonathanfineart.com or call 805-470-9627
And don’t forget the other demos and workshops that are on their way!
(Click here to see more!)
Our first Inktober entries have arrived!
Don’t forget to send in your favorite Inktober creation of the week so we can post it next Sunday!
Paula Schroeder created this traditional sumi ink piece
Ferrari of Art Central created this fun lettering work with FW ink
William of Art Central used Microns and markers to draw this grump
Lets make this Inktober GREAT!!!
Send in those images!!!
We want to see your Inktober work!
*** Email us your favorite creation of the week ***
and we’ll post it in our blog… Every Sunday in Inktober!
This is a chance for our community to share and grow. Let’s see a great turnout of work!
Here are just a few artists that elevate ink:
A contemporary illustrator in France that uses both ink and scratchboard to achieve stunningly powerful works. He has most likely worked on many properties that you enjoy.
James Montgomery Flagg:
An American classic. Flagg was a premier artist in the illustration golden age of the 1940s and ’50s. Although famous for his propaganda paintings (including the creation of Uncle Sam) his pen work shows a masterful subtlety.
Kim Jung Gi:
Another contemporary artist and illustrator, Kim Jung Gi hails from South Korea and is an anomaly of nature and talent. Doing work on large scale as performance art with brush pens, his work is awe-inspiring to watch.
A classic German illustrator who was a master of line, gesture, and pose. Walt Disney was a great fan and was known to have a collection of Kley’s pen and ink drawings. Kley’s work was also an obvious inspiration for some of Disney’s more daring animated segments of Fantasia.
Enjoy looking at their work, and let them inspire your Inktober!