Maine Workshop

by Armand Cabrera

I will be teaching another workshop in Maine again this year at the Acadia Workshop Center on Mount Desert Island. The center is close to Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor and a short ride from Bar Harbor and Acadia Park. It will be a fun intense workshop and a chance to paint some of the most beautiful scenery on the East Coast. I hope you will join me. The workshop is from Sept 19-23 2011 and is limited to a maximum of 12 students. The weather is usually mild that time of year and we have a big professional art studio if inclement weather does occur.  I hope you will join me.

For More information contact Gail Ribas at the Acadia Workshop Center

Gail Ribas
Workshop Director
Acadia Workshop Center
7 Bernard Road
Bernard, ME 04612

Armand Cabrera featured at a new Fine Art Gallery!

I am now showing my work in Middleburg Virginia in a new gallery and wine tasting room.
I have sixty paintings on permanent display for sale. The owners are Brian and Sharon Roeder of Barrel Oak Winery. The tasting room serves Barrel Oak and other local fine wines from Virginia. As an extension of the Barrel Oak community, the gallery is dog friendly.
The new venue is called the Barrel Oak Fine Art Gallery and Wine Tasting Room it is located in downtown Middleburg right on highway 50; the address is 8 East Washington Street ( Highway50).
 If you are in Northern Virginia and want to have a glass of wine while viewing art this is the place to come.
The space has two floors; the  downstairs has my paintings of Virginia and the tasting room with tables and chairs and the upstairs has another tasting bar and work from my painting trips of the last few years. This was a huge commitment for me, coming up with so many framed paintings but I think all the hard work has paid off.
I will be in the gallery painting on July 28th from 5pm to 8pm. If you are in the area stop by and have a glass of wine while watching a painting demonstration. I will finish a painting from a blank canvas and answer questions about my process, artistic influences, and philosophy.
The gallery and tasting room hours are Thursday and Sunday and holiday Mondays 11am to 7 pm and Friday and Saturday 11am to 8pm.
Barrel Oak Fine Art Gallery & Wine Tasting Room
8 East Washington Street
Middleburg VA
Gallery Phone 540. 687. 6111


Workshop and one man show at Anderson Fine Art Gallery

Armand Cabrera

Clam Creek 36×48
Passing Rain 24×36
For those of you in the area I will be teaching a four day workshop followed by my one man show in Saint Simon’s Island Georgia. There is still room in the workshop if anyone is interested. I will be showing students how I approach a painting outdoors and in the studio and how to organize and complete small sketches on location in one sitting. We will go over composition, color theory and mixing from a limited palette, drawing, and application. Information is here or you can call the gallery directly at 912 634 8414.
View of Cumberland Island 24×30
                                                               Marsh Edge 18×24
My one man show is called Seascapes and Shorelines and I will have 15 new paintings. The paintings range in size from 36×48 down to 18×24. These larger works represent 6 months of my studio time this year. All are done from onsite sketches and photos from my trips to the area. I was really focused on emotional content and mood for these paintings. I love painting in the golden isles of Georgia I am looking forward to the show. The show will be up for a month and the artists reception will be from 6 pm to 8 pm October 7th.

First Light 36×48
Sunrise 24×36

St Simon Island Workshop

       First Lght                       36×48                                oil on linen
I’m here in St Simon Island for my workshop and show this week so my blog post willbe a little late. I should have a demo or sketch to post by Tuesday or Wednesday evening. I am sorry for the delay.

Workshop in Great Falls Virginia

I’ve firmed up my teaching schedule for next year and for my first workshop of the new year I’ll be teaching a studio class in Great Falls February 3rd, 4th and 5th in 2012; the hours of the class each day will be 10am to 5pm. I will demo every day for an hour right after the lunch break. The price of this workshop is $425.

Registration is through the Great Falls Foundation for the Arts (GFFFTA)

Right now there are still spaces available. The workshop will focus on honing your skills for landscape still life and portrait painting. I will address drawing, color, and brushwork and good studio practices. We will also discuss what makes a successful painting and what step an artist can take to make sure their work has a focused idea from the start.
Students can work from sketches and photographs and I will discuss how to use each effectively to maximize the success of the final painting. We will also have some still life and cast set ups for those that want to work from life in the studio. The instruction will be targeted toward the individual student’s goals as a painter regardless of level of ability. The class size is strictly limited to 15 students.
This is the only completely studio workshop I am scheduled to teach next year, the other two are plein air landscape workshops. For those of you with a broader focus this is the workshop for you.