My exciting news this season is the publication by Frida Press, of a collection of my paintings entitled Blue Shadow Country. Inside the covers you will find paintings that give an overview of my natural landscapes and engineered landscapes. Along with the illustrations there is accompanying each image, an explanation of its genesis and a bit about process. Stay tuned for release dates, when and how to order.
St Mary’s Art Center
Class begins June 12th to 16th, 2019
Check out Sunday the 16th or Monday the 17th Your choice.
Check in and welcome dinner Tuesday June 13, 2019
Paint, Live, and Eat! That should be the motto for this workshop which has become a nearly two decade tradition in Virginia City. Here we expand our boundaries as artists as we paint in the Victorian studio of this venerable building. Participating artists not only take the workshop but stay in the beautifully restored rooms of the 1870’s era brick building.
Tuition and lodging are included in the cost: $625. Spouses and partners are welcome. 35. per night extra
For those commuting or staying elsewhere Tuition only/ No Lodging $450.
The Workshop: “Big Brush Painting, Make your paintings Bold.
-Big Brush Approach to water media enhances expressive shapes in your painting.
-Translate the our surroundings into highly designed semi abstract paintings. This includes both natural and structures such as buildings and other human-made subjects.
-Use Opaque water media.
-Paint on watercolor paper and Aquabord.
Note: Class starts on Wednesday the 13th but arrival is on Tuesday the 12th with an orientation dinner in the evening. You can check out on Monday the 19th if you wish.
Class limited to 14 artists so please sign up early it fills fast! But please make sure you can attend before registering, cancellations can be problematic.
Registration form contact Dale Laitinen
The cartoonist originator of Frida the Art Dog is under fire by an animal rights group for his pejorative use of the term dog.
Faux Art News has learned through a press release by an anthropomorphic-leaning political action network that the term is no longer acceptable in current language or art.
The “Canine Consciousness Awareness Society” has published a partial list of the no longer accepted language.
*Dog days of summer
*Dog eat dog. (Not only denigrates canines but promotes cannibalism)
*Here doggy doggy!
This list goes on and is too large to publish here. Contact CCAS for full behavioral parameters.
The extremist group is also lobbying in Washington DC for legislation requiring dogs to be read their rights when arrested by animal control. Also on their agenda is the requirement that all of our four-legged friends now be called Canine Americans.
When “Frida” originator Dale Laitinen was contacted for a statement, his only comment was, “Well, I’ll be dogged!”
Faux Art News report by Lloyd Barker