Oak Group Benefit for Nature Conservancy

Oak Group Show Benefits The Nature Conservancy
November 2 through midday, November 30, 2018

The Oak Group continues its long-standing support of The Nature Conservancy with “Learning to Love,” an exhibition in Santa Barbara’s Faulkner Gallery in the Central Library. The show’s title comes from a quotation by the painter Claude Monet, who wrote, “Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.”

Oak artists look forward to greeting the public at a reception on Friday evening, November 2, from 5:30 to 7:30.

Forty-five percent of proceeds will directly benefit The Nature Conservancy and its projects, including nearby Carrizo Plain and Santa Cruz Island. The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization that creates innovative solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. TNC uses a collaborative approach that engages local communities and other partners.
To learn more, see www.nature.org

Paintings and photographs in this show will include several by artists who’ve visited the new 24,000-acre Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve on our own Gaviota coast, as well as images of historic Nature Conservancy properties such as Santa Cruz Island, Elkhorn Slough, Big Sur Coastline, and Carrizo Plain.

Faulkner Gallery in the Central Library, 40 W. Anapamu.
Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 10:00 to 7:00
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 to 5:30
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00

Reception  Friday, November 2, from 5:30 to 7:30.

https://www.oakgroup.org

Shadows and Light

October 13 through November 25, 2018

Accompanying Marcia Burtt Gallery’s “Anne Ward” exhibition, are paintings and drawings that revel in nature’s contrasts. Glaring light heightens colors; long shadows repeat forms and allude to what is beyond the canvas.

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:
http://a.co/3qXzQHq

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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

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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