As we say good buy to 2019 and welcome 2020, I wish to extend a heart felt thank you to all of my patrons and followers. I thoroughly enjoy meeting all of you as you visit my studio and we meet at these plein air events. The New Year is looking very bright indeed! New paintings, new items, new opportunities are all on the horizon.
January 18th - I am doing a Studio Open House from 2 - 5 pm. Come on by and see my most recent creations! New Creations from VIDA should be arriving shortly too.
February - "For the Love of Art Month" - 2 Studio Open House Weekends 8 & 9/ 22 & 23.
There is my start for the New Year! Make Plans to stop in and see what is new!
November 1st started out with a bang. The Opening Reception was at 5pm - Awards at 6. I Won 2nd Place ! The SCPA event was a blast. I met so many new artists and friends. Huge thank yous goes out to Virginia Vovchuk as event organizer and Susan & Pete Berryman (and family) for hosting the event at their guest ranch; Tom Blazer for judging the show. The show is up at the Tubac Center for the Arts until Nov. 18th - all paintings are for sale! Outstanding location for the show. What an honor! Already looking forward to next year.
Oct. 27th I will check in and enjoy the Artist's Reception for the SCPA 2019. The Event officially begins the next morning and will include a demo. Then we will be painting for the next 4 days. Opening Reception is on NOV. 1st from 5 -7PM at the Tubac Center of the Arts. This is also the ART Festival weekend - so come on over and see the show! Contact me for additional information or double Click SCPA 2019
The Print page is up! Each week will feature a new painting in print form. It will be on sale for 3 days only and return to standard price. Grab your favorites while they are on sale! If you want a larger size - Contact me at DebVance@HaciendaVance.com and I will get you a discounted price on that too (while on sale.)
There are 3 choices:
I am having an embossing stamp created and I will offer limited edition prints of my "SOLD" PAINTINGS. They will be signed, numbered and stamped with my new seal.
The Christmas Card Button is NOW ON MY WEBSITE. Just follow the link to the linked site and you can shop there with Paypal using a secure cc. Getting ready for the months to come. It takes time to pull everything together - Needed this update in place and ready for you. Many of you know I do Christmas Cards. They are printed when you order them - No Waste. I use a local printer here in Las Cruces and they do an amazing job. Cards come with envelopes - included in prices.
There are 2 sizes - but the website shows just the larger regular Greeting card. I also can do note cards.
Amounts can be modified as well.
Sorry I have been away! Mail Chimp is getting all set up to go with my new Websites. Have to learn their platform and language. Please share my website and sign up for the newsletter, invitations to events and special prices just for you! When you do you earn a free glossy print! Sign up today!
Just home from an amazing, well organized event in Red River NM. The Rio Grand Gorge is an amazing place to paint. We got papers stamped and were off! I decided to drive all the way to the end and look back up into the canyon for my first painting. I stopped and took additional pictures for future studio paintings.
The second day a group painted at the St. Anthony's Historic Church in Questa. The third day I painted in the town of Red River. The ski lift and the Alpine Lodge were my focal points. Then in the afternoon I moved across the street and looked back and painted the Sitzmark Lodge. To great architectural subjects with great shadows.
Paintings were turned in and the Opening Reception was Saturday July 20th from 3 - 5 PM. 80 artists entered. 384 people attended. 21 paintings sold and I sold 2! Lots of new friends, Memories and stories to share! Great job to all who organized the event!
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The Originals are being posted at the linked website that is set up to accept paypal! Just click on Shop Now and it will take you there. It https: secure and paypal lets you earn points or miles with your credit card. Happy Shopping!
Back in February I went to a workshop with Antonio Masi. Many things he demo'd, spoke about and did were so amazing; but the one that really got me was that he painted vertically! There was a drop cloth (plastic) and he used push pins and hung the watercolor paper straight up and down on the wall. I spent this afternoon setting up something very similar for me to use.
It takes a long time for pieces of what you saw, learned and did to be assimilated into you work. I set things up and started drawing my next 20 x 16 painting. The drawing is strong. Perhaps because you can really step back to view it - I mean way back. I also used for the first time the sleeve to hang a tablet around my neck - freeing up my hands.
Tired, end of the afternoon. Paint will start tomorrow.