Friday, June 1, 2012

Let's paint Tuscany

Zig Zag Countryside 8x8" Oil  Click here to bid

I haven't fallen off the earth, it just looks that way. I've leapt into the next frying pan, writing and illustrating my second book "Color Theory: An essential guide to color-from basic principles to practical applications". It will be available in October of 2012.

I'm also finalizing plans for my Tuscany workshop this September. There are a couple of spots left - register now if you'd like to join us for this amazing trip. To view the trip details, see the itinerary, price options, and more, click here. The workshop is going to be big fun, with a focus on loosening up, eliminating unnecessary detail and using color in a more fauvist manner (grass doesn't have to be green, sky doesn't have to be blue!) All media is welcome - oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media ... the fundamentals I teach apply to all. Besides lots of personal instruction demos and day trips to gorgeous scenic spots, other goodies are included: wine and chocolate tasting events, Tuscan cooking classes, restaurants, shopping in open markets... whats not to die for?

For more information, photos, student testimonials or to register, go to the Toscana Americana website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at or our trip coordinator, Patrick Mahoney at: Hope to paint with you soon - Patti


Joe Lastomirsky said...

This is beautiful

Ann Trainor Domingue said...

Love this piece--just found your blog through Carol Marine's blog.Not for me this year but your workshop sounds like a great mix of learning and living the good life in Italy.

Nora MacPhail said...

What a marvelous landscape. Very vibrant, and lots of movement. Good luck with your book. I'm sure you'll keep us posted on it's release!

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Joe, Ann and Nora... Its hard to do a bad painting of Italy - i get a lot of help from mother nature!