Thursday, November 24, 2011

Portrait of Irene


A Spanish girl with her flamenco ribbon was supposed to pose for my demo of Nov 23th. Irene took her place at the last minute for a 90 mins sitting. Irene was born in the mountains of the former Austrian part of Italy. Can you get the difference? [Irene -- Oil on canvas board 20 x 30 cms (8 x 12 inc) -- SOLD]

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chicken Time


My struggle with time management made me buy a timer years a go. It was supposed to help me paint within a given time and do not overwork my painting. Never used it but I am glad is now part of my daily challenge in some other way. Do you too need a reminder to stop at the best? Buy it! [Oil on canvas board 18 x 24 cms (7 x 10 inc) -- for sale w. free shipping]

Monday, November 21, 2011

Congratulations Pat Bragg! Here your free painting

 

This painting of mine  just left my studio to reach for Pat Bragg in Canada. Pat is the winner of this acrylic on Canson paper titled 'Lady Awaiting'. She receives  free as a 1st prize in my contest 'I write therefore I am' (connected with the 'Critic for a Day' contest) -- among those who commented on my website art Portfolio. Read Pat's two reviews here:


Live in painting : ) Francesco

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Congrats Anji! You Save the Birds



This painting of mine was shipped yesterday to Angela Grainger in Portland, OR, USA. Anji won this oil 'Save the Birds', given free as a 2nd prize in my contest 'Critic for a Day'. Check her review and the relevant art here: http://www.francescofontana.com/network/art_detail.asp?IdPicture=388

Live in painting : ) Francesco

PS. The story of Save the Birds:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My little wooden bear

OK I feel kinda sweet! This is my little wooden bear, living in my studio for years now. Oil on Canvas 17 x 17 cms (7 x 7 inc) Value 440 EUR. I offer it for 440 US$ including shipping in the next 48 hrs] Check out my Portfolio here: View, comment, buy

Monday, June 13, 2011

Portfolio Preview

Win a free painting by just posting a comment

Go to my new  Portfolio of Works and win one of the paintings below at your choise. As you enter the Portfolio, select the collection and painting you like then click on the Post a a comment line.
You can comment as many artworks you want -- including those that are part of your collection.

Please enter your comment by June 22, 2011.

You can also click on the Like button to share on Facebook, but you need to post a comment to qualify for this giveaway. Don't be flattering. I will award the most intriguing, eye-opening and original comment!

The prize will be delivered free worldwide by June 30, 2011, and the winner announced in this website and on Facebook. Now enjoy the visit to my Portfolio !


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Paris & Giverny Plein Air Workshop

A tour off the beaten path
My Paris workshop will start on the Ile St Louis -- in the very heart of Paris on river Seine, at the isle corner looking at the Louvre.

Here we'll have a couple of preparatory sessions -- where I'll introduce to the procese of quickly set up and depict a plein air view. Dry and water media are preferred -- but oil is welcome if you have a basic experience with a light easel and/or pochade box.

Dates: 4 thru 9 July, 2011

Further on we'll change locations, thru a tour off the beaten path, that will include Canal Saint Martin, a city overview from the hill of Bellville and other surprising sites, I've selected exclusively for you. Did I tell you I lived in Paris and started my career there?

And as a cherry on the cake -- we'll also make a day visit to Giverny, at the house and pond of Claude Monet. The best way to get into the artist mood and get inspired by the spirit of the Impressionists.

Treat yourself with this different way to experience Paris and to develop your talent!

Confirrm your space now!