Monday, January 19, 2015

"Winter's Garden 2015" Exhibit

© Nancy Laliberte
 6" x 6" oil
available at the Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI

© Nancy Laliberte
11" x 14" acrylic
available at the Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI

I am pleased to announce that two of my paintings have been juried into the 2015 Winter's Garden exhibition at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point, WI. This exhibit always draws a great crowd, and for good reason. It is a welcomed respite of warmth and color during the winter season. In addition to artwork, there are beautiful live orchid plant available for purchase. New this year is a "Sketching Botanica" class with artist Ann Singsass. What a great opportunity to sketch from life while learning from such a talented artist and teacher.

Winter's Garden 2015
Opening reception, January 23, 5 - 7 pm
Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"50 Shades of Red" original acrylic painting by artist Nancy Laliberte

© Nancy Laliberte
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
Donation for the Center for the Visual Arts annual Art by the Food fundraiser

Has this year flown by in a blink or what?! It has been a busy one filled with painting, journaling, teaching, traveling, and spending time with my family. All-in-all fantastic! 

Last Saturday was the December Playing with Paint class that I teach each month in the Wausau area. Poinsettias was the theme, and mixing up all those reds definitely put us in the holiday spirit! 
Thank you, Pam, Wilva, Jan, Carla, Audrey, and Sharon!

Audrey's painting in progress – beautiful reds supported by toned-down greens

Jan's painting in progress - vibrant reds against a peachy-pink wash of color 

Playful piles of paint calling your name...

Thank you, wonderful artists, for making this another fun year of Playing with Paint! Classes for 2015 will be starting on Saturday, January 10th. Details and registration can be found here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Bring it On!" Winter Coping Skills - Artist Journal Pages by Nancy Laliberte

"Let it Snow"
© Nancy Laliberte
Artist Journal page
acrylic paint, gel pens on paper

It is only mid-November and we already have A LOT of snow. Instead of hibernating, (which isn't necessarily a bad idea, except you would miss out on some amazing winter beauty) I turn my creative journaling mojo up an extra notch or two to warm me up inside and out. It helps me TREMENDOUSLY to have fun playing with art supplies while letting anything and everything spill out while I am also filling my creative cup. 

I've included a few of my "winter coping skills" art journal pages to encourage you to try creative journaling. Even if you live in a warm and tropical climate (journal savoring the sunshine), or will be sporting wool and fleece for the next six months (journal rejoicing you have some awesome wool socks and kick@$$ fleece), fill your creative cup with some art journaling.
"Winter to Spring"
© Nancy Laliberte
Artist Journal page
watercolor, gel pens, stamps, ink on paper 
"Winter Solstice"
© Nancy Laliberte
Artist Journal page
acrylic paint, ink, stamps, gel pens on paper 

"The Journey"
© Nancy Laliberte
Artist Journal page
acrylic paint, collage, markers, gel pens on paper 

You're still with me! Sweet! I love creative journaling and will be sharing my favorite journaling techniques in two upcoming workshops in Wausau, WI, and Stevens Point, WI. Now you do not need to have any artistic skills or prior experience in journaling for these workshops - just an open mind and a desire to have fun while playing with art supplies. The Wausau workshop is this Saturday from 10 am - 2:30 pm at the Center for the Visual Arts, downtown. There is still time to register - let Rose know by Friday - 715-842-4545. The second workshop is next Saturday, November 22, from 12 noon - 4 pm in Stevens Point, WI. Give Nancy a call at the Riverfront Arts Center to register - 715-343-6251. Additional details are on my website.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Golden Glow" original acrylic painting by artist Nancy Laliberte

"Golden Glow"
© Nancy Laliberte
14" x 11" acrylic on canvas
$350, framed
Available at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau WI

Oh, how I mourn the first frost and the loss of the beautiful bouquets of flowers available at the local farmer's market. I know I can get some beautiful blossoms at the florists or grocery store, but farm market flowers remind me of warm summer days and playing in the dirt. This painting was a demo started in one of my fall Playing with Paint classes where we worked from life using flowers from the local farm market, and is currently a part of the Center for the Visual Arts' Student/Volunteer show exhibiting in their Loft gallery. Stop by to view it and the other amazing work in the show, along with the exhibit, Head to Head, located in the main gallery now until November 15.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Good times when Playing with Paint

October Playing with Paint
A happy group of Artists!
Thank you, Kaye, JeriAnn, Pam, Wilva, Mary, Marlys, Jeanne, Heidi, Zoey, Carla and Elizabeth
Anyone else feel October was over in a blink?! This fall my teaching schedule has been full, in a good way. It means wonderful opportunities for sharing my love of art, and meeting amazing artists. Some may not think they are an artist, but I believe it as soon as they sign up for a class. There is something in their heart calling to them, a creative desire needing to be filled. I am always honored to be a part of their creative journey.

This Saturday is the November class of Playing with Paint. We will be painting a Cezanne-inspired still life with apples, pears and draped fabric and learning about Paul Cezanne. I love infusing painting and art history, and Cezanne is a favorite for many, myself included. Details are here.

More images from the October class...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Because Playing with Paint is a Beautiful Thing

Those smiles say it all!
Thank you Kaye, Wilva, Linda, Liz, Jeanne, Carla, and Kathy

This past Saturday kicked off the Playing with Paint class series I teach in the Wausau, WI area. Our theme for this class was painting farm market flower bouquets from life. All I can say is what an amazing group of artists I had the honor and privilege of working with for this class. Special stories were shared, painting fears were faced, risks were taken, and in a mere three hours, beautiful paintings emerged. I am so very proud of these artists for their willingness to try something new--painting for the first time, using a BIG brush--as in a 2" wide brush ;) and for giving themselves the gift of art time to feed their creative soul. Beautiful! 

We will be Playing with Paint again on Saturday October 11. It is going to be a splashy, drippy fun time! We would love for you to join us! Details and registration are here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Playing with Paint coming up this Saturday

© Nancy Laliberte
8" x 6" oil on panel
$150 framed
Available at the Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau WI

It is Playing with Paint time! After taking the summer off from teaching, I am excited to be starting up my monthly acrylic painting class, Playing with Paint, this Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm. Our theme for this session is farm market flower bouquets. 

Class is held at the Rib Mountain Hobby Lobby classroom on the second Saturday of each month, September through May. It is open to all levels from never painted before to experienced in painting, but want to try a new medium or just wanting to paint with others. All you need to bring is an 11 x 14 canvas. I supply everything else (paints, brushes, palette, clean up), including chocolate, and almonds (to justify eating the chocolate). Works for me! :)

Details and registration are here, but feel free to email me if you have any additional questions. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you are "playing with paint" and the pressure is off, and the focus is on having fun! Try something new, come join us...


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