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Whistle Stop Corner! Imagine this: Taking a painting workshop
in a 1200 s.f. arts school in what was originally a turn-of-last-century
grocery store in downtown San Antonio. Imagine staying on-site in a
guesthouse with a few of the other attending artists. Making dinner
together and later painting into the evening, or exploring San Antonio's
Riverwalk a 15 minute walk away. If you'd like to follow along with
our progress in restoring this amazing property and making it available
for workshops, dances, meetings, concerts, movies... click over to our
Whistle Stop Corner
NUEVA STREET GALLERY
Things are perking along at Nueva
Street Gallery. We are two years into its management, representing
the wonderful artists whose works we show. I love painting in north
light, after making do without it for decades.
Not only is the art wonderful at NSG, but our building celebrated
its 121st birthday this year. It was built in 1891 and was originally
a house, then apartments, then a candy factory, and now for many years
has been a gallery and artist studio, beginning with fascinating San
Antonio artist Margaret Putnam who painted here until her death in 1989.
Margaret's daughter visited the gallery recently and told me I'm now
painting in the same spot that her mother did. I love that. I hope
507 E. Nueva Street, in La Villita, San Antonio. 210-229-9810
I'm happy when I have a full schedule of commissions into the upcoming
year. Finding a balance between painting commissions and painting
for the gallery and also for competitions is very important to me.
I can usually still promise a portrait commission to be completed
within four-six months. Feel free to contact
me with your idea for a painting.
If you'd like to arrange a workshop with me in your
town, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Don't forget, I love commissions!
If you'd like a portrait of someone you love (person or pet), or have
a photo or idea of some place or thing you envision as a painting,
for procedure and fees. The procedure is simple and the fees reasonable.
Susan is an amazing teacher for both the beginning and advanced student.
She has the gift of being able to focus on the essential needs of
her student and offer specific information that is immediately applicable
without being overwhelming. She explains concepts with elegant simplicity
and offers critiques that are to the point and never judgmental. Her
manner is enthusiastic and encouraging; it is great fun to study with
her. I have learned more in less time from her than from any other
teacher I have studied with. She also has invaluable personal experience
and creative ideas to offer regarding the practicalities of making
a living as an artist. I feel lucky to be able to study with her,
and strongly recommend her as a teacher.
Our Rockwall workshop was just awesome!! These are the things that
stood out in my mind: First, Susan asked each person what we wanted
to work on the most- for me it was drawing skills: a portrait that
resembled the photo. Susan's point system was very helpful. She explained
the importance of value scale, she gave us a card with a hole punched
out, so you could compare the color you put down, to see where it
would fall on the value scale, this applies to landscape, portrait,
animals etc. She stressed that we learn to squint & how to do
that without getting wrinkles! The time she spent with each one of
us was the best I've ever had in any workshop, and I have taken many
over the years. I left very inspired by Susan and her advice that
I came away with, was "Commit to painting fifty small one-hour
paintings rather than (1) fifty hour painting." If you are thinking
about getting together with some of your art buddies, have Susan come
to your town. It will be the best time ever
and the most fun!!!
Linda Clare, Texas