Santa Barbara WILD! fundraiser

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018, 3:00 – 6:30 PM. Your chance to bid on two Marcia Burtt prints at the 4th annual Santa Barbara WILD! event, a benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch. Held on the historic and beautiful campus of The Garden Street Academy, this spectacular landmark location was originally part of the Santa Barbara Mission. More info


Burtt paintings and prints benefit Measure G

Marcia Burtt – Donation of Originals

Marcia Burtt has generously donated these three stunning original acrylic paintings on canvas and framed. All three will be displayed and for sale during on September 15th, 2018 at the Mother Earth Grand Celebration event. To place a private bid in advance of the auction or to see these originals, please contact Doug Timewell directly. Reserve pricing will apply.

Marcia Burtt – Donated of Signed Giclées

Marcia Burtt’s work is seldom signed and rarely produced as giclée in these sizes. Marcia has donated a very limited number of high-quality giclée prints from her work that represent what we’re working to protect in SLO County. Each giclée is professionally produced on archive fine art 17mil canvas with a three-inch white border. Marcia personally inspects each for color quality and was hand signed each. Support YES on Measure G and purchase one of these beautiful signed works for your home. Contact Doug directly.

A new 50 page book in support of Yes on Measure G has been created by Marcia’s gallery. Marcia Burtt  SLO County, an 8×8 inch softcover book (sells for $17 plus shipping), presents some of her most beautiful SLO County works. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County. You may purchase the book using this link.

Summer Ramble

August 24 through October 7, 2018

Get lost in our “Summer Ramble” exhibition beginning August 24.

Walk into paintings of golden fields and green meadows; view a clearing seen during an artists’s favorite hike.

Flat blue and purple shapes overlap to form hills and canyons that lie ahead, while at our feet paint strokes render the chaparral and shadows on trampled trails.

The immediacy of wide vistas is deepened by close-up, cross-hatched pencil lines or tender watercolor forms of foliage along the paths.

Uniting the work is the attempt to reach for the sublime through realism. The artist’s pleasure in capturing and viewing a peaceful hike can be seen in every notation, every animated line of branch or creek bed—graphic evidence of grappling with the visual experience of a walk in summertime.

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY • 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805 962-5588 • Th–Su, 1-5

Marcia Burtt featured in Athens Embassy catalog

Marcia Burtt has been a proud participant of the Art in Embassies program that is put on by the US State Department. “Art in Embassies (AIE), a program within the U.S. Department of State, creates vital cross-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchanges.” Her art has been recently been exhibited in Athens, Greece.

The Art of Plein Air Painting

Marcia Burtt is a featured artist in the just published:

The Art of Plein Air Painting: An Essential Guide to Materials, Concepts, and Techniques for Painting Outdoors
by M. Stephen Doherty

You can find it on Amazon here:



Lightweight alternate acrylic setup

used by Alison Levine

“Here are pictures of my setup using a Masterson Stay-Wet Palette minus the sponge.
Instead of the sponge I line the bottom with a piece of Jack Richeson gray palette paper.
I’ve attached two clear pill organizers using strong adhesive Velcro cut to size. The seal to this box keeps acrylic paints from drying out for many days. Continue reading

Sarasota workshop

Lovely beaches, beautiful paintings and big brushes in Florida!

Recommended Supply list


Workshop Supply List

You may bring any medium you like and any easel you are comfortable with.
If you want to learn to use the acrylic medium, bring:
paint box
minimum 3-color acrylic paint palette plus white
homemade palette for mixing
cotton rags
spray bottle
stool or other support for your open paint box
at least once good large brush made for acrylic
canvases, panels, or boards gessoed with white primer, size recommendations
Professional grade acrylics compared -link to Lindsey Bourret’s
Choosing the Acrylic Paint that’s Best for You

Plano 2-tray tackle box

Plano 2-tray tackle box

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Limited Palettes

You can get along with any of the three limited palettes below, or you can get all of the colors I like to use. You’ll have to work harder using fewer colors, but either the limited OR full palettes below should allow you to mix nearly any color you see. Continue reading