|"Plein Air at Pingshan1", 8 in by 6 in, oil on board|
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Pingshan is another old village in Anhui province, China. It is not far from Xidi. I did not see too many tourists there, but many many art students. I did two plein air paintings there. This is one of them. This one is available for $400 unframed through DPW. Please click here to buy.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Do you have a favorite artist who inspires you the most? Whose painting style has influenced yours the strongest? I do have mine, who is Richard Schmid. His paintings have a painterly and spontaneous look. The calligraphic design of his brush work makes his work have a special abstract beauty, which attracts me to really want to study from him. I was very fortunate for being with him a few times at Putney VT. He is very kind, down to earth, and very helpful. He has given me valuable instructions, which helps me tremendously to being my art to a higher level. Now I have started teaching painting workshops at Putney as well. Quite a few times Richard came and meet artists in my class and demo for us.
Now I am going Putney again. From October 25 to 28, I will teach a 4-day painting workshop at the same studio where Richard and other Putney painters paints. I am very excited about this opportunity, and can’t wait to see Richard again. If you are interested join me and painting at the beautiful Vermont, I have a good news for you. We still have a few openings. Please contact Penelope for detail information and sign up.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Qiang is in currently China visiting his mother and painting plein air. He is unable to post for himself at this time but he is forwarding photos of his adventures. This is a photo of his set up and the painting he just painted of the Sewing House in Xidi village.
WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY - A limited number of spaces are still available in Qiang's October 19-22 Still Life Workshop hosted by The Lake Grandbury Art Association, in Grandbury, Texas. Contact Vickie Guthrie for details and to reserve your spot.