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Friday, July 22, 2016

Yosemite


Above, an 11x14 of Half Dome, in Yosemite. A studio piece, based on recent picture sent to me from a family member.  I've painted several paintings in the past, of this iconic scene, and always love it.
Thanks for checkin' in!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cashiers Plein Air Festival




Above is an 18x14 plein air piece from Cashiers Plein Air Festival, last week. Always a great time at this festival.

Below is a repeat of previously mentioned classes/workshops for this fall.....I have added links for more information. And as always, feel free to contact me as well for further information/questions.....Thanks!
John


6 week Tuesday night class at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art starts ...AUGUST 2nd!! (hurry). This class is always fun as well as helpful.  (this class reoccurs again late fall,and even a short session during the holiday weeks!)
www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org/

 2 Day Plein Air workshop , October 13,14th, at the Soulful Art Studios in Cumming, GA.  A great host facility a good chance to get in some good solid instruction...perfect time of year for plein air!
contact: jeanne matey
 jmatey@bellsouth.net

Workshop at Colby Glen (Macon,  GA) goes for 4 full day sessions, once a week, Wednesdays Oct 20-Nov 10th.  (part studio, part plein air).  You can't miss this great opportunity. The last session, earlier this year sold out, and was a great time.
contact: Maureen Persons
mcgartworks@gmail.com

3 days workshop at Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA.   Sept 22-24  Going on
the 4th year,  this workshop is always fantastic, and one of the best facilities you'll find. This is studio painting, and this year, concentrating almost entirely on landscape!
http://www.quinlanartscenter.org/john-guernsey.html





Friday, July 8, 2016

Heading to Cashiers Plein Air Festival


Above is a waterfall in Dawsonville, GA.......I painted it last week, and it's 20x16.  Notice a lot of greenery.....which is typical for Georgia, particularly in the summer months.....

Heading off next week to the bi-enniel Cashiers NC plein air festival. For locals interested, please take a drive over to the Cashiers Village  Green Commons and see the wet room (just completed paintings) this Wednesday through Saturday.  For interested artists, there's also an open Quick Draw on Friday at 2pm. See the website for more details   Cashierspleinairfestival.com , or contact me if you like. johnbguernsey@bellsouth.net

I forgot to add some needed details to my previous note about upcoming classes and workshops......I will get that info updated asap......I hope to see you at one (or more!) of my classes/workshops this fall.......It'll be here before you know it. 

THanks for checking my blog!

john

p.s. forgot to mention, i picked up a nice second place award at the Los Gatos Plein Air festival a few weeks ago.....(Judge was Paul Kratter. 1st went to greg larock, and 3rd to wayne mckenzie. Good company !)......Had a great time,and will load some pic's from the event soon....  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Workshops and classes coming this fall !!



Backyard Garden / Best of Show 2014 Los Gatos Plein Air / John Guernsey

Hello all,

Los Gatos Plein Air is this coming week..(6/14-18)..drop by and say hello if you're in the area...(paintings display on Saturday, 6/18 , at the city park)....be there!

Here's some great oil painting workshop and class opportunities coming up this fall.   I encourage you to sign up early as these sessions usually fill up very quickly  All are geared towards oil painters, all levels, or some, intermediate to advanced.  Feel free to email me, at johnbguernsey@bellsouth.net, if you have any questions and/or would like further information.  NOTE: I will be adding associated links and contact information for these classes.....so stand by....will be back shortly!!

6 week Tuesday night class at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art starts ...AUGUST 2nd!! (hurry). This class is always fun as well as helpful.  (this class reoccurs again late fall,and even a short session during the holiday weeks!)

 2 Day Plein Air workshop , October 13,14th, at the Soulful Art Studios in Cumming, GA.  A great host facility a good chance to get in some good solid instruction...perfect time of year for plein air!

Workshop at Colby Glen (Macon,  GA) goes for 4 full day sessions, once a week, Wednesdays Oct 20-Nov 10th.  (part studio, part plein air).  You can't miss this great opportunity. The last session, earlier this year sold out, and was a great time.

3 days workshop at Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA.   Sept 22-24  Going on
the 4th year,  this workshop is always fantastic, and one of the best facilities you'll find. This is studio painting, and this year, concentrating almost entirely on landscape!




Monday, May 23, 2016

Plein Air Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea





Greetings friends......Above are just 2 of 4 pieces from the just concluded Carmel Plein Air Festival. (sorry, photos blurring and glaring). One was a street scene in nearby Pacific Grove (12x16), and the other some beach cliffs south of Carmel (14x18). The street scene won an award of excellence from Plein Air Magazine.  The weather was cool and overcast most of the time, but but a nice week overal. Next stop, Los Gatos Plein Air Festival.....! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

a few pic's from Winterpark FL plein air

here's a handful of paintings from last week's winterpark FL plein air festival. This is a really nice festival; lot's of good artists and nice people.   Now on to the 23rd annual Carmel (CA) Plein air festival. If you're in the area, please come by and say hello.....the Carmel display of paintings is friday night through Sunday afternoon (May 13-15). See you there!













Friday, April 8, 2016

A couple pic's from last weeks festival

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...here's a couple quick pic's from last week's Southeastern Plein Air Festival in Gadsden AL. The one on the easel was taken moments before the easel disintegrated in the wind, and the painting, a scene of the top edge of Noccalula Falls, was damaged beyond help. (It would've been a prize winner for sure, right? ha).  The other one is a view from a bridge overlooking the Gadsden Railroad yard, and old steel mill. This one, a 12x24, won a merit award from juror, Dawn Whitelaw. Kind of a wild week, but always a kick to paint there , and for the last several years.
Hope to share some moments of upcoming festivals in
- Winterpark, FL  (april)
- Carmel, CA  (may)
- Los Gatos, CA  (june)
- Cashiers, NC  (July)
..more to come.....