by Armand Cabrera
Bend in the River 12 x 16 Oil on Linen
I wanted to share a great opportunity with everyone. My friend Charles Muench is teaching a workshop in the Sierras this June and there are a couple of spots still available. Charles is a highly collected and award winning artist. His solo shows have been sellouts for the last few years and he lives in the Sierras and paints in all four seasons outdoors there.
Mount Ritter 36 x 30 Oil on Linen
Charles awards include an Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America in 1999, the Gold Medal at the San Louis Obispo Plein Air competition in 2002, Artist Choice in 2003 at Telluride Plein Air, Best of Show at Telluride Plein Air in 2006, Best of Show at the Crystal Cove Invitational in 2007, First Place at the Joan Irvine Smith Heritage Exhibition 2008, The Collectors Choice Award at Maynard Dixon Country Show in 2005 and 2008, The Edgar Payne Award for best landscape at the California Art Club Gold Medal Show in 2010, and the Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence at the California Art Club Gold Medal Show in 2011, and the Irvine Museum Purchase Award at the California Gold Medal Exhibition 2012.
Hope Valley Spring Workshop
Four Day Workshop Painting the Eastern Sierra
Spring time in Hope Valley.
Not only is Hope Valley one of the most beautiful places in all of the Sierra, it is also one of the most accessible. Easy walking to great scenery!
Wildflowers, snow capped peaks, and the meandering West Carson River.
Accommodations are available in Markleeville, Hope Valley, and Woodfords.
Charles will make the most of each day- demonstrations, painting, critique, and taking in the gestalt of a group of artists painting together.
E-mail Charles for deposit and reservation information, materials list, accommodations, and any questions you might have.
For more information, click here to visit Charles’ website:
Spring Wildflowers in Hope Valley.
Spring snow-melt demonstration.
If you are looking for a chance to study painting with a contemporary master in a spectacular setting I highly recommend this workshop.
Round Valley Spring 20 x 30 Oil on Linen
I have a workshop coming this year in Bernard, Maine on beautiful Mount Desert Island. Last time I was up there at Acadia Workshops I had so much fun I signed up to do it again. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. If you are interested in painting in one of the most stunning coastal areas of the country I hope you’ll consider signing up. The dates are September 17th
Please contact Gail Ribas at AcadiaWorkshops.
These are some of the paintings I did of the area.
I have two workshops coming up in the next few months. In my workshops I work very hard to preserve the participant’s style of painting and help them get through to the next level wherever they are at in their career. Some of the things I cover are general approaches for making a painting, organization, color theory, paint application, edges, and drawing. For more advanced students I work to get their ideas focused and to find the truth and emotional content of a scene and how to express their singular vision with maximum impact.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Denise Smith and Sandy Nelson, the owners have invited me down to teach a three day workshop. That area has some great places to paint like Greenfield Park and Airlie Gardens, the Wilmington Waterfront and I’m looking forward to seeing that part of the state again.
Next I’ll be in Saint Simons Island Georgia again. The dates for the workshop are October 29-November 1 through Anderson Fine Art Gallery
and we already have quite a few people signed up for this.
ANDERSON FINE ART GALLERY
3309 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Some of the places I’ve painted in the past include Christ Church and the cemetery grounds, Fort Frederica National Monument, Gascoigne Bluff
, Jekyll Island, Darien, and Fort King George. There is a lot of rich history on the island and the surrounding areas and painting the Golden Isles is always fun.