Friday, August 3, 2018

Plein Air Workshop in New Hampshire


Three-Day Plein Air Workshop in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Plein Air Artists
North Conway, New Hampshire
September 25-27, 2018   9:00am - 4:00pm

This unique workshop provides participants the opportunity to paint the fall color of New Hampshire's spectacular White Mountains.  The first day begins with a discussion of the “basics” of painting (from materials to paint handling) as well as the fundamentals of composition, color, value, edges and perspective. Instruction will focus on painting en plein air, including how to develop greater skills of observation, simplification, and quickly painting “wet on wet” (alla prima) to translate what you see and experience into strong paintings. Participants will paint outdoors at different locations each day and include a short painting demo by Dan with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction.

Workshop fee is $475 ($450 for NHPleinAir members).  Students supply their own art supplies and equipment.  To register for this workshop and receive information on optional lodging, contact pleinairgal@gmail.com or CLICK HERE.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Monhegan memories

This summer, I had the awesome experience of visiting and painting Monhegan Island for the first time.  Staying on the island over four days, I can say that it is one of the most magical and relaxing places I have ever visited and plan on returning next year for a longer stay  - potentially teaching a plein air workshop on the island.

This painting of Monhegan fishing shacks is a 6"x8" oil on panel and is currently available through The Red Piano Gallery in Bluffton, SC.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Afternoon Affair


Another new small one - "Afternoon Affair"  6x6 oil on panel (available).

Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer and Fall Workshops 2018


The comment I hear most from my students is "I want to paint looser and not be so fussy!" 

In my workshops, we will discuss the techniques for making your paintings more expressive, fresher and painterly.  Whether you’re a beginner picking up a brush for the first time, a painter seeking to take their work to the next level, or someone returning to art after a long time away from the easel, these workshops are designed to be both informative, inspirational and fun.

Beginning with a discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), these workshops will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges and perspective. Instruction will include a short painting demo each day with an explanation of my process along the way. Students will then paint quick studies that incorporate the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout each day.

Summer and Fall Workshops 2018

8/24-26/2018 PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP AT OLANA
OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE, HUDSON , NY

9/8/2018 BEGINNING OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP
FLORENCE THOMAS SCHOOL OF ART, NC

9/10-12/2018 THREE-DAY STUDIO OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP
FLORENCE THOMAS SCHOOL OF ART, NC

9/25-27/2018 PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE


For more information or to register for a workshop, CLICK HERE

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Maggie's Farm


A quick little 6x8 from last week - "Maggies Farm", oil on panel (available).

Thursday, July 12, 2018

one for you, one for me


"One for you, one for me"  10 x 10 oil on panel.  On it's way to Jones & Terwilliger, Carmel, CA.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

morning at Tadich Grill




Fresh off the easel - "morning at Tadich Grill"  24 x 30 oil on panel.  On it's way to Jones & Terwilliger, Carmel, CA.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Great Christmas Gift - Painting Workshop in Punta Gorda

A painting workshop makes a great Christmas gift for a loved one, family member .... or to yourself !!




Painting En Plein Air 
Three-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Dan Graziano
Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida
January 19 - 21, 2018   9:00am - 4:00pm 

This three-day workshop will focus on painting outdoors from life (en plein air) along with basic art fundamentals of color temperature, value, edges, composition and paint handling. We will also discuss how to develop greater skills of observation, simplification, identification of a strong focal point and quickly painting “wet on wet” (alla prima) to translate what you see and experience into strong paintings. Participants will paint every day at a different location. Each day begins with a brief demonstration by Dan followed by everyone painting, with plenty of one-on-one instruction. The class is structured for beginners to advanced painters.

Workshop fee is $500 ($450 for Visual Arts Center members).  A non-refundable deposit ($50 members / $60 non-members) will reserve your seat with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to the workshop date.  Participants must provide their own equipment and supplies.  To register for this workshop, contact the Visual Arts Center at (941) 639-8810.  CLICK HERE for a suggested equipment and supplies list.



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Plein Air Workshop at Olana - Hudson, NY



Plein Air Workshop at Olana
Three-Day Painting Workshop with Dan Graziano
August 24-26, 2018    Hudson, New York



Olana was the home, studio and artist-designed landscape of the nineteenth-century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, the premier artist of the Hudson River Valley art movement.  Church spent forty years designing and perfecting his vision for the 250 acre Olana estate, embracing architecture, art and landscape into one integrated environment.  His design combined natural landforms with the careful layout of carriage drives, ponds and extensive plantings of trees and shrubs to conceal, reveal and frame vistas of the property and the wider Hudson Valley.

This unique workshop provides participants the opportunity to paint within the singular beauty of the Olana estate.  The first day begins with a discussion of the “basics” of painting (from materials to paint handling) as well as the fundamentals of composition, color, value, edges and perspective. Instruction will focus on painting en plein air, including how to develop greater skills of observation, simplification, and quickly painting “wet on wet” (alla prima) to translate what you see and experience into strong paintings. Participants will paint outdoors at different locations each day and include a short painting demo by Dan.

 
Workshop fee is $350.  Students supply their own art supplies and equipment - lunch is not provided.  To register for this workshop,  CLICK HERE.
 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Two New Workshops For 2018 At River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine



Painting from Photo Reference
Saturday, March 17, 2018    River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine


The workshop will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas, as well as creating an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph. Beginning with a discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), the workshop will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges and perspective. Learn how to use a reference photo and create a loose, expressive and “painterly” painting!

Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan, with explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then work from their own photo references incorporating the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day.


Workshop fee is $125 ($115 for River Tree Arts members).  To register for this workshop,  CLICK HERE.




Becoming a Working Artist
Sunday, March 18, 2018    River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine


Have you been considering launching your abilities as an artist into a full-time practice? This lecture / workshop is designed to answer many practical questions about taking your work "from the studio to the gallery" and building a successful career as a working artist. Topics will include building your "business infrastructure", exploring different outlets for your work, gallery representation, pricing your work, self-promotion and shipping your artwork. The workshop will also conclude with a live painting demo by Dan.

Workshop fee is $125 ($115 for River Tree Arts members).  To register for this workshop, CLICK HERE.

Register for both March 17 & 18 workshops for $225 ($215 for River Tree Arts members).  To register for both workshops,  CLICK HERE .









River Tree Arts
35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine 04043
(207) 967-9120
info@rivertreearts.org

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2018 Studio and Plein Air Workshops



2018 STUDIO AND PLEIN AIR WORKSHOPS

Painting En Plein Air
Three-Day Oil Painting Workshop
Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida
January 19 - 21, 2018   9:00am - 4:00pm

Painting from Photo Reference
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine
Saturday, March 17, 2018  9:00am - 4:00pm

Becoming a Working Artist
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine
Sunday, March 18, 2018  9:00am-4:00pm

Plein Air Workshop at Olana
Three-Day Workshop
Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York
August 24-26, 2018  9:00am-4:00pm

Beginning Oil Painting
One-Day Workshop
The Florence Thomas School of Art, North Carolina
September 8, 2018   9:00am - 4:00pm

Studio Oil Painting from Photo Reference
Three-Day Workshop
The Florence Thomas School of Art, North Carolina
September 10-12, 2018   9:00am - 4:00pm

Painting "Painterly" 
Three-Day Oil Painting Workshop
Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Georgia
October 11 - 13, 2018   9:00am - 4:00pm

"Painterly" Plein Air
Four-Day Oil Painting Workshop
Tallapoosa School of Art, Alabama
October 15 - 19, 2018   9:00am - 4:00pm  


Whether you’re picking up a brush for the first time or returning to art after being away from the easel, these workshops are designed to be both informative and fun. Beginning with a discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), each workshops will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges and perspective.  Learn how to develop a loose, expressive and “painterly” quality in your paintings!

Each day will include painting demos by Dan, with explanation of his process along the way. Participants will spend the day painting, either en plein air or in studio, incorporating the techniques discussed with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction.

For more information on each workshop, visit https://dangrazianofineart.com/workshops .