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Announcing :: Painting by Heart Online (Acrylics Edition)


Pbyonline
I am so happy and proud to announce that my Painting by Heart Online class (acrylics edition) is now officially open! Here's the link that you can use to enroll. Thank you to the team that helped me get this from concept to reality and for all the humans who have encouraged me and shown patience with me during this process. I'm very proud of the quality of this product and hope you enjoy it and find it beneficial to your painting journey. If you want to.

With gratitude,

Jenny
#paintingbyheartonline

December 14, 2017


594 My Main


Nude594 My Main
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I get a little tongue-tied when people new in my life ask me what I paint. I find myself saying that I enjoy painting the female figure. But the reason I get tongue-tied is because I also enjoy painting so many other subjects including portraits, flowers, still life, boats, dresses, and let's not forget ... dogs under water. But yeah, the female figure I guess has become one of my mains.

I'm grateful for photographers like @belovodchenko_anton who captures the female figure so well ... and whose work I referenced for this work.

December 13, 2017


593 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


Waking593 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
8x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced an image by @martabevacqua for this work.

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied, something here inside
Cannot be denied
They said some day you'll find
All who love are blind
When your heart's on fire, you must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

#smokegetsinyoureyes #theplatters

December 03, 2017


592 You Still


Waiting592 You Still
10x10 inches :: original acrylic and ink on cradled gessobord
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This is my demo painting from last night's art walk, referencing an earlier sketch I did of @elizachemendia.

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Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will


December 01, 2017


591 Studies on His Mind



Miguel591 Studies on His Mind
9x12 inches :: original oil painting on paper
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I painted one of my favorite models today, Miguel, who took time out of his college studies to sit for me. He's always so good at holding the gaze


November 24, 2017


590 Ballerinas At Rest


Dancers590 Ballerinas At Rest
24x18 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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I referenced an image by @ballet for this work.

November 23, 2017


JANAY EVERETT :: MAR 10+11, 2018 :: Oil Painted Heroes


Oil Painted Comic Book Heroes
2-day Workshop :: March 10-11, 2018
with Janay Everett

LOCATION
207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
studio@crescendoh.com

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
The workshop combines superhero and comic book art with traditional and classical painting techniques. It’s a fun way to master the art of painting while having fun. We will learn some simple ways to break down and recreate almost any image that you can use over and over again.

Students will create an underpainting, work with color theory while mixing colors and achieving the “drama” of comics though composition and traditional techniques. We will be working with comic art but the same theories can be applied to any painting. Whether you are painting comics, flowers, portraits, or landscapes, you can use the same techniques to get better and better. We will explore concepts that are good for the beginner or the experienced painter. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Recreating your favorite characters
  • Learning fundamentals of painting
  • Step by step guidance from beginning of the painting to the finishing touches
  • Learning techniques to create paintings at home
  • Combining classical techniques w/ modern subjects
  • Exploration into color theory, painting techniques, composition, materials and etc.
  • Steps to developing your voice and style as an artist

DAY ONE
We will begin by viewing some examples of different covers and artist techniques and discuss how these will influence what we paint. Next, we will do a 4-step process to complete day-one’s painting. I will have 4 paintings on hand that outline the process we are going to use. I demo the first step, then the class begins. Once everyone has caught up, we begin the second step together.

I would take time as the students get caught up in each phase to review their progress, help them make adjustments and give additional guidance for next steps. We would get as far as we can for the day and plan to do some touchup as well as what I call "bells and whistles" on day 2. 

DAY TWO
We spend 45 minutes touching up yesterday’s piece, adding some details and fun stuff. We begin a new painting that has a slightly advanced technique but builds off of yesterday’s technique. Day Two's techniques are focused more on expressive styles, manipulating the paint, mixing color, creative uses of the brushes and other materials.

Demo will be per stage, one phase at a time, creating more time for one on one’s with the students. Students will be given goals for their specific technique and skill level. At end of workshop, each student with get a hand-out of techniques and exercises they can do at home.

SCHEDULE for BOTH DAYS:
  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Janay who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Janay who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


SUPPLY LIST: All participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

  • SUBSTRATES: Any surface will do, stretched gessoed canvas, canvas panels, gessoed boards, Arches oil paper, etc. Bring 2 pieces, sizes should be 12x19 inches or larger
  • PAINTBRUSHES: Mix of brushes large and small, some bristle, some synthetic but all for oil painting. Larger brushes should be flat or bright, small to medium should have a mix of round flat and filbert. Sizes will vary between brands. Keep in mind that the smoother your surface, the softer your brush will need to be. Canvas painters should have more stiff brushes, panel and paper papers should have some synthetics. Recommended brands include Robert Simmons Signet, Rhenish Utrecht, Winsor Newton, Princeton Catalyst, Blick Masterstroke, Trekkell, Monarch, Rosemary & Co.
  • PAINTS: Avoid "hues" if you can as they have less pigment. I recommend Winsor Newton Artists' Oil Color but any brand will do. No water-soluble oil colors please:
    • Cadmium Red (not light or dark, if you have to choose, pick medium)
    • Alizarin Crimson (Old Holland has a nice Aliz Crim Lake Extra, pricey but a great color)
    • Cobalt Blue
    • French Ultramarine
    • Manganese Blue
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Yellow Dee
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Olive Green (Winsor Newton or M. Graham, not Gamblin)
    • Ivory Black
    • Titanium White
    • Optional (Dioxazine Purple, Cadmium Green, Paynes Grey)
  • PAINTING MEDIUM
    • Odorless mineral spirits (Turpenoid or Gamsol)
    • Linseed Oil or Walnut Oil
    • Small glass container with lid
    • Medium container with lid for brush washing (silicoil brand container is nice for this)
  • PALETTE
  • PALETTE KNIFE
  • #6 FLAT CHISEL COLOR SHAPER (This may be found with the sculpting tools, looks like a brush but has a rubber tip for shaping clay)
  • apron/baby wipes/palette
  • PAPER TOWELS (blue shop towels or viva brand paper towels)

NOTES:

  • Janay Everett will have a limited number of art items on hand for sale.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

STUDIO POLICIES:
Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Learn more about artist Janay Everett here.

MARCH 10-11, 2018
Price :: $280

Batman

Batgirl

 

Wonder

Spider

November 22, 2017


MaryBeth Shaw :: StudioCrescendoh MAR 24-25, 2018


Under the Influence of Your Art Journal
2-day Workshop :: March 24-25, 2018
with MaryBeth Shaw

LOCATION
207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
studio@crescendoh.com

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Workshop Description
The last several years I have focused my artistic efforts into my art journal. This has awakened my voice in a new direction and I now find tons of inspiration within its pages. Let your Art Journal be your guide in this 2-day class as we develop numerous mixed media paintings using our art journals as a springboard. I have several exercises that will help you explore multiple ideas based on one journal spread - hence leading to a body of work of larger pieces. Join me in an exploration of color, composition and style as we push our artistic limits to the next level.

SCHEDULE for BOTH DAYS:
  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with MaryBeth who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with MaryBeth who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


SUPPLY LIST: All participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

  • art journal with completed pages
  • scissors
  • metal ruler (12 inches or larger)
  • a few paintbrushes in assorted sizes including a large 2-inch flat brush (cheap is fine)
  • pencil
  • soft rubber grayer
  • spray bottle
  • baby wipes
  • sponges for stencil use
  • apron
  • (If you have very specific things you wish to include or a unique paint color (that you think I might not furnish), feel free to bring it along. We will be working in acrylics, specifically Golden Artist Colors.)

KIT + KIT FEE: MaryBeth will provide a kit for a fee of $20 to be collected during the workshop. The kit will include: 

  • substrates
  • collage items
  • paints and gessos
  • acrylic inks
  • stencils
  • papers

INSTRUCTOR BIO: MaryBeth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. Since then she has spent all her waking hours exploring life as a painter working in mixed media, primarily acrylic, encaustic and collage. She initially put in lots of hours as a road gypsy, exhibiting at outdoor art fairs and selling as many as 300 paintings in one very blurry year. She transitioned into being a workshop instructor in 2008 and finds pleasure helping students find their own voice as a painter. Her personal creative process is a dance between spontaneity and intent; she finds great joy in the physical act of painting and looks at her best work as a gift from a higher power. She welcomes mistakes because they so often provide a delightful detour into new territory. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studio magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is founder of StencilGirl Products, LLC. She has a tattoo of a shooting star on her right shoulder.

NOTES:

  • MaryBeth will have a limited number of art items on hand for sale.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

STUDIO POLICIES:
Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

MARCH 24-25, 2018
Price :: $255

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589 Oars in Bloom


Canoe589 Oars in Bloom
24x18 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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"If the winds will not serve, take to the oars."
(Latin Proverb)

November 20, 2017


588 Bad Romance


Python588 Bad Romance
8x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I want your love
I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

I want your love
I want your revenge
I want your love
I don't wanna be friends

#ladygaga

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For this work, I referenced an image of @indianpython as captured by @johannastickland.


587 Slightly Differently


Foryou587 Slightly Differently
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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I referenced a painting I did flowers some months ago for this work ... abstracting and arranging things slightly differently.

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