about my work...

"I paint Niagara for the same reason Monet painted his haystacks over and over ...the ever changing light".

Creativity art workshops & retreats

Creativity art workshops & retreats
See website for other locations www.permissiongranted.org

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Monhegan Island Plein Air Painting workshop August 1-5, 2016

American Contemporary plein air painter. Are you searching for a fun art workshop in a different type of location,but still not an ocean away ? How about only 10 miles of ocean to reach the tiny island of Monhegan in Maine ? You know how sometimes you forget how awesome you are ? Let us help you reconnect with the 'confident you' that you've put aside to do 'the stuff that happens in life'...don't just go with the flow, live life like you do in your happiest moments. Realize, this is not just a workshop in learning or relearning to paint, it's a workshop to help you remember where you left yourself. Remembering your core of who you truly are - awesome, just the way you are. Join us in Maine for 2016 on 'the tiny island that time forgot' step off the boat and into a way of life that existed in the 1960's. It was a slower time, An era where who you were, counted. You talked to people you met on the street, you ate real food, you breathed clean air and you daydreamed and believed that anything you set your mind on could happen. Have a look at my website and see if anything I talk about resonates with you... ‪#‎womenartistsartworkshops‬ ‪#‎creativevisualizationretreat‬ ‪#‎monheganislandretreat‬ ‪#‎retreatinmaine There's still a few spaces left in this focus on creativity painting workshop. Book now at http://www.permissiongranted.org

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Join us in Greece 2016 from International Plein Air Painters

American Contemporary plein air painter.
wanna join me & a group of really creative, fun people in Greece this October ? 
 
We'll be doing 1 nite in Athens, 7 days on an beautiful small island where Leonard Cohen has a house, explore historic sites, have fabulous GMO free food, learn how to photograph on a walking tour with Master Photographer C. Vandersluys and dance, laugh and relax... 
 
You will not find a better price than this ...(not for artists only)
 
UPDATE : GREECE is still holding - all details at http://ipap.homestead.com/IPAP-15-YEAR-celebration.html
contact : E-mail: info@eurynomejourneys.com
Erja Lipponen tour director for application form

Sunday, January 24, 2016

9th annual Niagara "Day in an Artist Studio" Feb 7, 2016

American Contemporary plein air painter. http://www.permissiongranted.org/Artist-Studio.html 9th Annual Day in an artist studio - February 7, 2016 Sign up for a one day 'Mini Holiday" Give the gift to yourself or someone on your friend list. Workshop one day only... Experience what it's like to be an "ARTIST FOR A DAY", whether you've ever even picked up a paintbrush before or not. Our annual, all inclusive mini holiday - a DAY IN AN ARTIST'S STUDIO- sensory workshop You are invited to the experience of spending a creative day in an artist studio to awaken the creative person you truly are. Come feel the warmth of an inviting cozy fire, Sip the gourmet coffee and teas Enjoy a light lunch with new friends All supplies needed to create your personal oil painting. EVERYONE is creative - come spend a creative relaxing day with us ... Includes 10 - 3 pm workshop instruction 1 artist canvas Use of environmentally friendly oil paints and brushes Learn how body & mind connect to help you use your this new found creativity to relieve stress and affect people around you. only $65.00 per person + tax ($73.45) Go home with your finished original painting Sign up with a friend and give yourself the gift of time limited space available for this workshop Studio location 7973 Lundy's Lane Niagara Falls, Ontario Adult or preapproved juvenile Call 1 800 393-7270 or 905.354.8692 to register *Full payment is required by PayPal to hold your space in the workshop. Questions ? Call Mon-Sat EST 9-5 at 1 800 393-7270

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Niagara Fine Arts Gallery Holiday Open House

American Contemporary plein air painter. Niagara Fine Arts Gallery Holiday Open House
we'll be all decked out - stop by and maybe pick up something you'll love to live with ! ‪#‎niagaraartgallery‬ ‪#‎niagaraopenhouse‬ There will be a special offer for the "Day in an Artist " studio all inclusive art workshop for teens to adult. Come say hello

Monday, October 12, 2015

Art Workshop Sarasota, Florida March 2016

American Contemporary plein air painter. NEW workshop for 2016. Going to be in Florida for the winter ? Join us in Sarasota for this annual awesome workshop. Bring a friend, it's doubly awesome smile emoticon
http://artworkshops.homestead.com/florida.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194091813950001/

Monday, August 31, 2015

Niagara Falls Plein air painting art workshop Sept 11-12, 2015

American Contemporary plein air painter. Paint Niagara September 11-12, 2015 More details at http://artworkshops.homestead.com/niagara.html Only a few more outdoor workshops left in the Niagara Region for 2015. Toll free for more info or to register 800.393.7270

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Adventure of a Marginally Successful Musician - book review

American Contemporary plein air painter.

I met Bill in 2015 during this tour stop with Neil Diamond in upstate NY. I listened to some of his songs on the internet. The guy is multi talented. Just finished reading his book slice by slice. I've been an artist all my life, and always thought, an artist , is an artist, is an artist. I mean, we all 'kind of ' have the same creative and managerial problems, right ? Musicians are 'out there' all the time and as his books describes, they're team players, something I've never dealt with on a daily basis in my career.
I found inspirational gems in his book like,  ' connecting with your subject in songwriting, relating to your subject, then transferring that emotion, having the song speak to someone else.  I used some of his quotes in my workshop last week - they related so well to painting. We're all out there trying to find our own creative language to communicate better - Bill Cinque has found his...He comes across as entertainingly funny, and a humble guy, check him out. www.billcinque.com



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Monhegan Island Maine art workshop August 3-7

American Contemporary plein air painter.

"Monhegan Fish Beach"
6x6 oil on linen study

more info on workshop at

Art & Psychology workshop
learn to use your filters to tap into your creativity
in a gentle, different kind of workshop.
All  levels welcome
Here's 3 different ways to participate and about the island...

Monhegan is like no other island. It is 10 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine waking up every morning and walking this tiny island one and a half miles long . Spending the entire day - sun up to sun down in a painters fantasy !

 Here's 3 different ways to participate
 1.Not looking to paint with instruction ? Join the group on a 2 half day sessions, participate in critiques, discussion and socializing for 5 days at $200.00

2. 2 full days refresher workshop Aug 3-4 $297.00

3. Full Workshop with instruction. etc. for 5 days $597.00 

Contact us today to see if this workshop is what you've been looking for
J.R. Baldini
Molly DeLaney, Psy.D
instructors

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Art Workshops Maine, Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Every art workshop has something to offer. If you're beginner, you can find classes in local art and community centers. About 25 years ago, I taught some of these at an art center and the YWCA. When the art budgets in New York State began to be cut back, students continued with me at my private studio. I now do workshops in great locations like Niagara Falls, Florida, and a tiny island in Maine.

 

Upcoming workshop retreat

Monhegan Island, Maine August 3-7, 2015

 Here's 3 different ways to participate and about the island...

Monhegan is like no other island. It is 10 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine waking up every morning and walking this tiny island one and a half miles long . Spending the entire day - sun up to sun down in a painters fantasy !

 Here's 3 different ways to participate
 1.Not looking to paint with instruction ? Join the group on a 2 half day sessions, participate in critiques, discussion and socializing for 5 days at $200.00

2. 2 full days refresher workshop Aug 3-4 $297.00

3. Full Workshop with instruction. etc. for 5 days $597.00
more information at www.permissiongranted.org

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Niagara on the Lake, Canada - Watercolor workshop

American Contemporary plein air painter.
 WATERCOLOR workshop
July 9-11, 2015, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario CANADA
www.ipap.homestead.com/art_workshops.html
Paint in what is called the prettiest town in Ontario.
There are beautiful parks, gardens and waterfront locations to make this a dream area to paint in.
Participants should have at least an entry level knowledge of drawing before registering for this watercolor workshop. If you do not already have supplies, please check with us before purchasing
Painting demo each morning. Workshop is 9- 4:00 pm each day .more info :
#artworkshops #pleinairartworkshops

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario - oil painting

American Contemporary plein air painter.

This 6"x 6" x 3" oil painting of the Niagara on the Lake Cenotaph a well loved town icon, is available at the gallery this week $175.00 - no frame needed - the depth of this piece is a nice accent statement. It's been named by me a Spundulik (sbun doo leek) The idea for these tiny paintings was to give people a way to collect original art in a fun way.
The Spundulik is an art lovers hors d'oeuvre that likes to hang out in tiny spaces in your home or office. This original painting is sure to bring a smile to your face, each time you say...
Spundulik

 www.jrbaldini.com




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Original oil painting "Crabapple Blossoms"

American Contemporary plein air painter. I will be doing some sales online. "Crabapple Blossoms" oil on 6" x 6" X 3" deep wrap canvas $175.00 is available. Contact me at inquiry(at)jrbaldini.com to purchase www.jrbaldini.com

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Red House Monhegan Island

American Contemporary plein air painter. "The Sun Also Rises " The Red House, Monhegan Island - made famous by artist Jamie Wyeth 6x8 oil on canvas - glare on right from wet paint contact me to purchase - Sold
Monhegan Island, painting workshop August 3-7, 2015 more info here

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sarasota Longboat Key plein air painting art workshop

American Contemporary plein air painter. Recently spent a few weeks painting in the Sarasota/Longboat Key area Dates for Sarasota plein air painting workshop will be posted on www.permissiongranted.org as soon as they are available.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The annual Monhegan Island, Maine plein air painter retreat

American Contemporary plein air painter.
a different, gentle kind of workshop
People often wonder about whether my creativity workshop/retreats are a good fit for them...watch an intro to a week long retreat on Monhegan Island, in Maine - a tiny island 10 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean

www.permissiongranted.org

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sarasota Longboat Key Florida Art & Creativity workshop

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Join our

'tapping your creativity 2015'

 art workshop in 

Sarasota/Longboat Key, Florida on 

March 5-6, 2015 . 

More info and details at 

permissiongranted.org/Florida-plein-air-painting-art-workshop.html 

 

 

Workshop includes two full days of painting & 

instruction en plein air in gloriously beautiful Sarasota and surrounding areas - 

admission to Ringling Art after 5 and 

Ringling Underground on March 5th. — in Sarasota, Florida.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The only way to stick with a New Year's resolution is

American Contemporary plein air painter. Remember, the resolutions that you made for 2014 ?
Remember trying to hold on to them ? 


Don't be ordinary - resolutions are what the ordinary people do for New Year.  

 Don't set yourself up to fail. 

The feeling of 'why can't I stick with it - is what inevitably sticks with you instead.

So... what can you do ?
Find something that changes your thinking, just ONE thing' and you take that first step towards a changed 2015. 

No resolutions, no promises, no bargains with God or the Devil ...we're not meant to be clean slates. Our lives are about memories - if you feel lost, turn around and reflect - if you feel happy, truly savor the moment and smile with gratitude. It's about just you and no one knows you or what motivates you better than you do.                            

Can you feel the possibilities that just crossed over from 2014 ?


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Feb 1st - 8th annual mini "Day in an Artist's Studio" Niagara Falls

American Contemporary plein air painter.















Experience what it's like to be an "ARTIST FOR A DAY", whether you've ever even picked up a paintbrush before or not. Our annual, all inclusive mini holiday -


a 8th annual DAY IN AN ARTIST'S STUDIO


features a warm inviting cozy fire,light lunch and gourmet coffee, teas & all supplies provided to create your own oil painting.


I teach how to use your creativity to relieve stress.


Read an article on me talking about this  HERE


EVERYONE is creative !! Come spend a creative relaxing day with us !


Includes(more details at ...) http://artworkshops.homestead.com/day.html

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Niagara Arts and Culture Wall of Fame - Lynda Reeves HGTV host

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Niagara Arts and Culture Wall of Fame 2014 Inductee
- Lynda Reeves( from her website)

Lynda is the founder and publisher of House & Home magazine and its French-language counterpart, Maison & Demeure. A former interior designer, Lynda has spent the past 27 years hosting TV shows, writing her own columns and speaking about design and decorating on national TV and radio. 



Ms. Reeves was recently in Niagara Falls to accept an award from the Niagara Falls Arts & Culture committee.
She graciously posed for some photographs with former recipients on the wall of fame.
Lynda is the host and Executive Producer of H&H Online TV that features house tours, decorating lessons, cooking segments and design news. New episodes are available weekly on demand at houseandhome.com/tv


Monday, September 1, 2014

September in Niagara Falls en plein air painting workshop

American Contemporary plein air painter.

2 registrations today for the 
'Find your Creative Self ' 
 Sept 12 & 13, 2014 workshop in Niagara Falls

 Let's get back to the basics of who you are...feel that stress leaving already ?

 


 or call the studio at 800.393.7270

other dates Sept 27 & 28
Oct 10 & 11, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Creativity retreats - new 2015 scheduled updated soon

American Contemporary plein air painter.
Looking for a short 2-3 hour program for your upcoming conference or convention ?
Contact us to find out how Creativity through art, may increase creativity in your company and decrease sick days with
stress reduction techniques easy to learn.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Niagara Whispers- oil painting on canvas

American Contemporary plein air painter.
 "Niagara Whispers" oil on canvas
SOLD



J.R. Baldini:  Creativity in painting Landscapes – Painting in Oil
Riverbrink Art Museum new workshop November 1
contact manager@riverbrink.org

Friday, May 30, 2014

Monhegan Island workshops

American Contemporary plein air painter.
The 5 day Monhegan Island Workshop has a dbl occupancy room available
including the 5 day workshop.
See photos of the cottage HERE
 
Send me a voice message HERE


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Painting Niagara's lilac gardens

American Contemporary plein air painter.
Centennial Lilac Gardens"
Oil on 6" x 6" x 2.75" deep gallery wrap canvas
$175. ©2014 J R Baldini
www.jrbaldini.com