Tuesday, October 14, 2014

iPad for Artists Workshop

Wow… what a fabulous workshop.  I had lots of fun  spending the week with a great group of wonderful artists, and sharing the fun of creating on the iPad.  What a creative group!  

Special thanks to Mary Stewart and Vancouver Island Art Workshops.  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful resource right here in our own backyard.  World class workshops, and she keeps us all happy and fed too.  :) 

I have had a number of artists ask me if I will be offering the iPAD FOR ARTISTS WORKSHOP again and the answer is yes.  Not quite sure when but I am hoping to make it happen at some point in the new year.  

Please contact me if you are interested in hearing more about it once I have a better idea of dates and location.



Pear and Lemon Still Life
created in Procreate on the iPad

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another painting off to a good home...

This wee gem found a new owner during my month as feature artist at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville...

Silverwave no. 63
watercolour & silver ink


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another cool iPad demo....



Just another example of the great stuff you can learn at the iPad workshop in October!

More info and registration at www.vancouverislandartworkshops.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coastal Expressions - Nanaimo FCA Juried Show

Great article in the Nanaimo News Bulletin about my participation in the Nanaimo FCA Juried Show "Coastal Expressions", on until September 6th at the Nanaimo Art Gallery.  




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

iPad Workshop: October 6 - 10, Nanaimo BC





iPad for Artists 
5 Day Workshop with Lisa Danesin, AFCA
October 6 - 10, 2014

A traditional painter by heart, I will share with you all my exciting iPad discoveries, including how I have used my iPad to speed up the process of creating my Silverwave watercolour series (over 50 of these paintings have sold so far!).  And that’s just one of the many things I will cover.

Immerse yourself in a week long workshop combining traditional and digital methods of making art and learn what a powerful, creative, and FUN tool the iPad can be and how it can compliment your own artistic process. Contact me at lisadanesin@gmail.com for more information or check out the details at vancouverislandartworkshops.com





For a sneak peek, check out the videos below...





Monday, July 28, 2014

Fusing "real" with digital... creating art on the iPad

Before and After....

Retrograde no.1
5"x5"
mixed media
(gesso, crayon, graphite, iPad)


Friday, July 4, 2014

FCA Nanaimo Chapter Show

FCA Nanaimo Chapter Juried Show

Nanaimo Art Gallery (Downtown)
August 16th - September 6th, 2014

Opening Reception/Awards: Friday, August 15th, 7-9 pm.



Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Show Schedule

FCA ABSTRACT SHOW
Federation Gallery
Vancouver, BC
February 25 - March 9

FCA SUCCESS! SHOW
Federation Gallery
Vancouver, BC

March 11 - 23

SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW
Seaparc Centre
Sooke, BC
July 25 - August 4

FCA NANAIMO SUMMER JURIED SHOW
Nanaimo Art Gallery, Downtown
Nanaimo, BC
August 16 - September 6

FEATURE ARTIST
Beach Club Resort Hotel
Parksville, BC
September 1 - 30

SIDNEY FINE ARTS SHOW
Mary Winspear Centre,
Sidney, BC
October 17 - 19

FCA ARROWSMITH FALL JURIED SHOW
The Old School House Arts Centre
Qualicum Beach, BC
October 24 - November 17


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thank You

As an artist, I frequently hear the words “paint for yourself, not for others”.  For the most part, I have found this to be sound advice.  There is nothing more thrilling for me than that moment when I step back from a finished painting and know that I’ve nailed it.  It’s a high like no other.  

But, there is also something deeply satisfying when I can share this moment with fellow artists, and know that they “get it”.  They know that a lifetime of education, hard work (often solitary) and exploration have gone into creating that finished painting.  They know, because they have been on a similar journey.  And so, while I continue to paint for myself, validation from fellow artists who can look at my work with an educated, critical eye has also become an important part of my process.  

Over the past few years I have discovered, within the FCA, just such a group of fellow artists.  Artists whose work, and work ethic, I admire.  Artists who juried me to Active status, then into Chapter shows, and into shows at Federation Gallery.  Artists who encouraged me to continue, especially on those days full of self doubt when painting for myself just wasn’t quite enough. To have now been awarded signature status by these artists is both a great honour and also great motivation to continue on this solitary, but very rewarding path.  To them I say, “Thank you”.



Monday, March 10, 2014

Success Show, Federation Gallery

"Queen of Hearts"
48" x 48"
Acrylic

Currently in Success Show
Federation Gallery, Vancouver

Lisa Danesin, AFCA

I am now a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Studio in winter

We don't get a great deal of snow on the island, but when we do, our world of misty grey and green is transformed temporarily into a winter wonderland of white.

The view out my studio window early this morning, just as it was getting light...


Friday, November 22, 2013

Qualicum Beach Winter Art Walk, Nov 22 - 24

Check out Art Worx Gallery during the Qualicum Beach Winter Art Walk! I have several pieces hanging in the gallery, and I’ll be there on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New! silverwave no. 59


silverwave no. 59
watercolour & silver ink
5"x5"

In  FCA "Small, Smaller, Smallest" Show, at Federation Gallery, Vancouver.
Nov. 19 - Dec 8, 2013.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

2013 Shows

FCA "ABSTRACT" SHOW
Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
January 22 - February 3, 2013

FCA ARROWSMITH SPRING JURIED SHOW

The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC
February 18 - March 8, 2013

FCA "TRANSITIONS" SHOW

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
April 9 – 21, 2013

FCA "CANVAS UNBOUND" SHOW'

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
May 7 - 19, 2013

SOOKE FINE ARTS SHOW
Sooke, BC
July 26 - August 5, 2013

FCA ARROWSMITH FALL JURIED SHOW
Art Worx Gallery, 701 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
September 24 - October 8, 2013

"CONVERGENCE & METAPHOR"
Two Person Show with Helen Webster
The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC
September 30 - October 26, 2013

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW
Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC
October 18 - 20, 2013

"DECK THE WALLS"
Nanaimo Chapter FCA Exhibition and Sale
Moose Hall, 1356 Cranberry Road, Nanaimo, BC
November 1- 3, 2013

FCA "SMALL, SMALLER, SMALLEST" SHOW
Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
November 19 – December 8, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Deck The Walls



DECK THE WALLS
Nanaimo Chapter FCA
Exhibition and Sale
Moose Hall, 1356 Cranberry Road
Nanaimo, BC 
November 1- 3, 2013

A "micro" art fair, just in time for Christmas shopping. 
Original paintings, prints, cards and jewelry by the talented members of the Nanaimo Chapter.
Hours: 
Friday 1:00-7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free Admission 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sidney Fine Art Show

WOW!  Just won the "Best Work on Paper or Under Glass Award" at Sidney Fine Art Show! So thrilled to receive this major award at such a significant show.
Update:  painting is now SOLD!  

"Fallen (Dried Orchid Blossoms)"
Watercolour
14 x 22

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Opening Night at TOSH

Lisa Danesin and Helen Webster at opening of their two person show at TOSH.