Showing posts with label art making. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art making. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

All You Need to Meet the Artist

Here you have all the links to images, videos, credits and events about the art and business of Francesco Fontana



2016 Upcomig Events
  • Feautured Artist at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival, Jupiter, Florida 9 — 13 March, 2016
  • DVD Release TBD 
  • Faculty at 5th Plein Air Convention & Expo, Tucson, AZ 15 — 19 April 2016
  • Exhibiting in Fabriano, Italy – International Watercolor Society Festival, April 2016
  • Juried Artist at Marche d'Acqua International exhibition, Fabriano, June 2016
  • Giverny, France Workshop by the Lily Pond of Claud Monet's, June 27 - July 2, 2016
  • Featured Artist at Door County Plein Air Festival, WI, Fish Creek 24 — 30 July 2016
  • Workshop Instructor at MISA Madeline Island School of Arts, WI, 29 Aug— 2 Sep 2016
  • Extended Article on Watercolor Painting Process on The Artist Magazine, UK Sept 2016
  • Judge and Instructor at Watercolor Society of Oregon Conference, 7 — 14 October 2016
Recent Past Event and More Credits

  • Director and Faculty at Fare Pittura Atelier, Milan, Italy since 2004
  • Winner 2nd Place Overall Plein Air Salon, August/September 2014
  • Featured Winner and as Faculty in Plein Air Magazine, Dec/Jan 2015
  • Appearing with half page ad in Fine Air Connoisseur Magazine Jan/Feb 2015
  • Exhibiting at Salmagundi Club, New York for the American Watercolor Society 148th International Juried Show, April 2015
  • Watercolor Faculty on Demo Stage, 4th Plein Air Convention & Expo, Monterey, CA April 2015
  • Exhibiting in Fabriano, Italy – International Watercolor Society Festival, April 2015
  • Foto feature in The Art of Watercolor, French Int’l Magazine, May 2015
  • Where in the World is Plein Air — Live and Online Show, Illume Gallery 10-12 June, 2015
  • Four half page ads planned in Plein Air Magazine June — October 2015
  • Exhibiting as Guest with Raijinsha Japan for the Expo 2015, Milan, Italy June 2015
  • Ill Monet Tour, Giverny, France Painting Workshop by Lily Pond, August 2015
  • Half page ad in Fine Air Connoisseur Magazine Sept/Oct 2015
  • Lecce, Apulia, Italy Watercolor Workshop 20 — 25 October 2015
  • Half page ad in Plein Air Magazine, October 2015
  • Austin, Texas — OPA Paint Out and Oil / Watercolor Workshop, 7 — 12 November 2015

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Mail contact
Francesco Fontana Fine Artist
7244 Archlaw Drive Clifton, VA, USA 20124
Via Pisanello 16 — Milano, Italy 20146
Cell +39 3381328003

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Make a gift to your artist friends: buy their art!


The best gift you can do to an artist is to choose one of their works. The choice is an implicit sign of respect, appreciation, even affection. Artists - creatures with emotional issues, childhood trauma, or at least a wheel out of place - live in constant need of these confirmations. The applause is the mother of all confirmation, the purchase of a record, or a book, or a ticket, is its father.

Furthermore the gift is mutual. Nothing better than a work of invention and love, rewards the intellect and soul of those who buy art. It's the only case in which you give a gift to someone and keep it in your home to admire and show. It's time for a good work. We created it. Now do the right thing: buy it!

Please visit my on-line Portfolio!

PS. Thanks to Emma Thurgood for the insight 
PPS. I just did it with my artist friend Bruce. Can't wait to receive her painting in the mail

Monday, February 20, 2012

Art making and shuffling the cards


This last week end I did not miss painting. I felt fulfilled with what I painted last week: a work that took me four morning sessions. Every one crossing the door of my studio noticed it. “Wow! Different, there's something.. don’t know.. more luminous!” I am surprised myself. It was an attempt to renew my style. Several weeks of studies and headaches turned with a simple resolution: if I wanted something new I should simply do not do what used to do in my art making routine. I took a different support, watercolour paper instead of canvas, acrylics rather than oils, different size (much larger) and even a different position in the studio. And at the end of every session I go: wow! This is making its own way!

Finding new ideas sometimes is just about changing old habits, shuffling the cards

Live in painting : ) Francesco
www.francescofontana.com

PS. Additional surprise: I used three tubes from the acrylics box just to discover -- once finished -- they were water mixable oils.
PPS. The actual image don't matter!