Labor Day Weekend 2021 - Fresh Paint, Amana, Iowa
Golden Brush Awards and Artists' Show Sunday evening, September 5
Artists will be painting around the Amanas and Homestead throughout the day on Friday & Saturday. On Sunday afternoon see the artists paint in the quick paint at Catiri's Art Oasis. Sunday evening, the art will be on display during the Golden Brush Awards event at the new Hotel Millwright. You can enjoy the art, a buffet meal, and music for just $25 per ticket. Register online!
Bluff Strokes 2021 Cancelled
I'm sad to announce that Bluff Strokes will not be held this year under advisement of medical leaders in the Dubuque area.
I am excited to be in my first art show in many months! The show runs Friday afternoon, August 13 to Sunday, August 15 in downtown Iowa City. Stop at my booth on the north side of Iowa Avenue to see what is new.
Art Show Hours:
Friday 5-8 pm - Saturday 10am-7pm - Sunday from 10am-4pm
Shueyville Sheep Barn, 18x24, original acrylic, ©2020 Lianne Westcot
Various Fine Art Prints, all images © Lianne Westcot
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Kava House in Swisher * Hours & Info Here
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"Favorite Scene" Special Offer
1) Send me a good photo of your favorite scene, somewhere or something that is special to you.
2) and I'll create a 5x7 painting on paper for you.
$45 each (+shipping)
SUCCESS TIPS: A clear photo will get the best results. You may send extra photos for clarification; just let me know what you want included. The photo should be free from copyright and I can't use another artist's creation. Larger sizes available upon request.
Feel free to contact me with questions!
Studio Tour / Exhibit - Now through Sunday, June 7
Browse my current collection by appointment, My "art show booth" is all set up. Contact me to schedule. Located in tan building behind Warehouse Auto.
Next level painting or drawing skills
ONLINE PRIVATE LESSONS:
You'll do an acrylic or drawing project, and I'll teach you techniques that will help improve your skills. Done via weekly email and video chat. Learn concepts that will take you to the next level. Four-week session: $65
PLEIN AIR (painting outdoors, on the scene):
Schedule outdoor painting for yourself or a group. Set up a time that works for both of us and the weather. Paint a scene with me, or work from your own viewpoint. $25 for first-time session
Via video chat or in person with a bit of social distance practice. I will provide a friendly and encouraging critique of your drawing or painting project. $15/30 minutes
For those who have experienced financial hardship because of the shutdown, I will work on a sliding scale.
--Rocks, marbles, baubles, etc from around the house
--Something to attach them to (outdoors- stepping stones or clay pots, cement edging pieces) (indoors- any piece of wood, tray, even metal if your glue will stick to it, not plastic or flexible items)
-- Good solid glue of some kind (I use 'power grab' because you can sink the object into it, but any of the good glues will work)
-- Lay out the design (It should look good from a distance, but if younger people want to just glue them down that might be more fun.)
-- Whether they are laid out ahead or as you go, start gluing. To keep glue off fingers, put some glue on a plastic container lid (1 per kid) & use a plastic knife put apply. Put water in the bottom part of the container to clean fingers (paper towel helps) and put in knife so it won't dry when not in use.
-- When glue is dry, check for loose pieces and re-glue them.
FINISH THE PROJECT
-- After the glue is dry, start grouting. I like the white premixed tile grout (avail. at Menards) and then I can mix color into it.
-- Or if you already have grout or ingredients to make it, that works too.
--Neat grouting method: put some in a baggie and cut the corner (start small) and then squeeze it into all the cracks and crevices. You can smooth it out as you go or if needed lift some back out with fingers or a small sponge or other device. Have a bowl or bucket of water ready to rinse hands, sponges, and other implements and then dump it outside. (It will have grout material in it so not good for the sink & plumbing.)
Acrylic Painting Classes
at the studio near Swisher IA
Friday Mornings -- 10am to Noon on these dates
Friday Apr 3 ○ Tuesday Apr 7 ○ Tuesday Apr 14 ○ Friday Apr 17
4 sessions for $60 or $25 per class for drop in
Monday Evenings -- 6:30 to 8:30
April dates TBA, please contact me if you are interested
Reserve your space: firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-270-7341
Upcoming Art Show
Arts For Africa
Saturday, April 25, 10 am to 3 pm
Noelridge Christian Church
All funds raised will go to the Tumaini Secondary School in Tanzania
is an acrylic landscape artist and private instructor.