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

Sunday, December 11, 2011

American Contemporary Plein Air Painter - that time of year

American Contemporary plein air painter.

If I can, I do...I don't 'need' more stuff...but a full heart would be nice.

All year long our studio supports the community- Rotary,Project Share,Welland & District Humane Society,Poor Boy, etc., but this time of year, it's more important than ever. In The Northeast, the need accelerates because the cold adds another hurtle for charities. I, myself, can't think of a thing that would mean more to me in the form of a gift. Please consider giving to local charities.
In Niagara - please consider the Niagara Falls Humane Society or maybe Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue that cares for horses and ponies no longer wanted.
https://www.facebook.com/NiagaraFallsHumaneSociety



Welcome to the Niagara Falls Humane Society The Niagara Falls Humane Society helps find loving homes for unwanted and mistreated animals, as well as trying its best to reunite lost pets with their rightful owners. The NFHS provides a safe haven for pets in limbo, before they are placed in a new home. The Society tries to alleviate the suffering of all animals and to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for pets. At the NFHS, no healthy adoptable animal will ever be euthanised.

www.jrbaldini.com

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

plein air painter - Art as a Holiday Gift

American Contemporary plein air painter.
Have you considered giving Contemporary art as a gift this Holiday ?

Always the right fit, always appreciating in value and no standing in line...
Why not check out some of the art at IPAP's online Holiday Art Sale at their WEBSITE HERE

Add a bit of color and fun style to your home.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Artist Gifts

American Contemporary plein air painter.
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Find some fun Gifts for the Artist on your Holiday List this year

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Plein air painter - painting at Niagara Falls

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Plein air painter - painting at Niagara Falls

American Contemporary plein air painter.
Yesterday at the Landing was a tad cooler, but, the light was cooler, also. I'll post that one later. The light was so sporadic, I could have come away with a half dozen dramatic images, time and chillin' allowed.
 
It's been a week retreat for me to be able to paint at the Falls for this bonus time in November.
With all the locations that are here to paint, I was drawn back to the Maid of the Mist landing again and again this week.
 
 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

plein air painter - Niagara Falls

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Heading out for another bonus day of painting at the boat landing in Niagara Falls.
Bonus, because of the incredible weather we are having here in the Northeast, which makes
for great days to paint - mild temps and not thousands of tourists looking over your shoulder !


Posting an image I was happy with done yesterday at the landing in the afternoon light on the American Falls.

November Light - American Falls
8x8 oil on canvas
AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COLLECTION
1.800.393.7270


Watch for updated workshop schedule in Niagara Falls for 2012

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Plein air painter - painting at Niagara Falls

American Contemporary plein air painter.
If you see an artist painting on the rocks at the Maid of the Mist landing today, it's me. Despite the boats being out of the water and being worked on, it's quiet and ethereal down there.
Watch for the new workshop schedule for Niagara Falls dates for 2012

Sunday, October 16, 2011

plein air painter - Vincent Van Gogh

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Preview: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh

October 13, 2011 1:19 PM
His paintings are among the most well-known in the world, just like the story of his life and death: Vincent van Gogh was a troubled genius who killed himself. But now the authors of a biography say their investigation indicates otherwise. Watch "60 Minutes" Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Last ARTWORKSHOP in Niagara Falls for 2011 plein air painter

American Contemporary plein air painter.
Each day starts with a morning demonstration and lecture. The demo will focus on bold composition with underpainting.
You will learn how to make quick decisions and simplify for the most impact. We will discuss Color relationships, detail, form and edges
Put the brakes on and learn to 'bake the cake' before you apply the frosting (accents)
Participants will then paint until we break for lunch
Lunch is on your own ( you are encouraged to brown bag your lunch on location)
During lunch, we will critique works in progress.
Participants are asked to start a second painting for the afternoon session so it is suggested to work no larger than 12x12

Supervised painting until 4 pm each day

This workshop is focused on making you a faster and better painter, capturing the essence of the landscape

Niagara Workshops are two day & three day classes from 9:00 - 4:00 pm
2 day Workshop Cost pp is $297.00 US

Friday, September 2, 2011

plein air painter - Monhegan Island paintings - New Video

American Contemporary plein air painter.
Charlie did a full week of shooting on the island during the workshop.
This was a personal project of his, but he's also a professional photographer.










Monday, August 29, 2011

American Contemporary Plein Air Painter - more paintings from Maine

American Contemporary plein air painter.
 Lynne Drexler's place on Monhegan Island in Maine - 10 miles out in the Atlantic

"Edge of the Meadow"
12x12 Oil on canvas
AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COLLECTION


"Harbor House Sunflowers"
12x12 oil on canvas
AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COLLECTION

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

plein air painter - Monhegan Island paintings

American Contemporary plein air painter.
One of the oil paintings from Monhegan Island, Maine week of painting this month.

 Lobster Boat, Monhegan Island, Maine

 The Legacy
12 x 12 oil on linen
AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COLLECTION
contact the Artist

Friday, July 29, 2011

Plein air painter - Monhegan art workshop Aug 8-12

American Contemporary plein air painter.
ARTWORKSHOPS
Monhegan Island Original oil 24x24 oil on canvas


Uncle Henry's, Monhegan Island
12x12 oil on linen

AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COLLECTION





Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Plein air painter - next workshop Monhegan Island

American Contemporary plein air painter.

And so what I've learned...

what I have realized...is that when people come to workshops and share their time with me, they may be there to further their painting, pick up a few tips, or take a trip to a neat location while doing something fun, or maybe even learn painting...but what happens is, because we all connect on a creative level, they make a transformation - we all do.
I'm always in awe when this happens. In a recent workshop a few weeks ago, I had a few people who had painted before, but just needed a confidence boost. One, at the end of the workshop made an audible sigh and had tears streaming down her face when she turned around. Her simple 'thank you' said a world of things...
I want you to know, I've been where you are. And the realization is, I like helping people to communicate, get in touch with their heart values, feel empowered that it's OK to be who they are,whether they want to be an artist or just learn that expressing ourselves creatively is a core need in our lives. With it, we can grow and mature - without it, we exist and just get on with our life. I'm no more special than anyone else. The secret is to be the best you possible. I love my life !


Take a minute to write down 5 things that make you feel so special you feel it with your heart. Spending time with family and friends is a given, so we won't include these.
In this example, you've already spent an entire day with everyone you love and said goodbye
If you had one day left on earth to do what you wanted for you - what would the 5 things be that would be the perfect day?
  1. ___________
  2. ___________
  3. ___________
  4. ___________
  5. ___________
I heard a speaker do this exercise awhile ago - the purpose is to let you 'hear' your heart values. What's really important to you and then to let these values help you live your life. We'll all die someday, that's for certain. What isn't so certain is that we all live...what we have to answer for is -did I live ? did I love ? and did I matter ? I'm gonna keep working on those answers...

Info on Artworkshops HERE

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Niagara Plein Air Paintings - Hollyhocks in my garden

American Contemporary plein air painter.
 www.jrbaldini.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

American Contemporary Plein Air Painter - sunset painting

American Contemporary plein air painter.
Painting done recently on Pleasant Beach, Ontario

ARTWORKSHOPS for Niagara area

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Monhegan...the island time forgot- plein air painter

American Contemporary plein air painter.





Monhegan Island plein air painter artworkshops
ARTWORKSHOPS info HERE