Sunday, January 8, 2017

Watercolor Workshop

by
Armand Cabrera



I will be teaching a watercolor workshop at The Bascom in the summer, the dates are August 2-4.
The price will be 400 for members and 450 for nonmembers. I expect this class to fill so book early if you are interested.

I will be teaching a basic approach to watercolor painting. Students will learn my techniques and approaches for handling the medium with confidence.


 My style of teaching is to make sure each student gets instruction tailored to their individual needs. We will be working from students own reference materials or simple setups in the studio.


 I will cover drawing, color, handling, and technique. Students will be shown how to approach different types of subject matter so they can get the most out of their watercolor images. People who are interested can sign up on the Bascom website




Monday, December 19, 2016

Illuxcon Main Show Artists Announced

by
Armand Cabrera

Once again the Illuxcon show will be back in Reading PA, October 18- 22 2017 for a week of the best in the contemporary traditional imaginative art field. Illuxcon is now the largest showing of contemporary imaginative realism in the world.

 I am honored to have been juried into the main show once again with this fine group of talented artists. This will be my 5th year showing in this venue.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday

by
Armand Cabrera


I promise to get back to demos and art discussions soon but a boy has got to pay the bills and I don't make anything blogging.
We've updated the Warehouse site with more landscape paintings to choose from
http://armandcabreraartoutlet.com/landscapes



Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Deals!

It's that time of the year and to kick it off I am having a sale of paintings. Check out the deals here

http://armandcabreraartoutlet.com/


Also, my print stores at Fine Art America and InPrnt are offering free shipping worldwide.


Fine Art America the free worldwide shipping is today only.

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/armand-cabrera.html?tab=artworkgalleries


The free worldwide shipping for  InPrnt is through Monday

https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/dpaint/

On all three sites, you will find a mix of traditional paintings and imaginative realism.




Monday, November 7, 2016

IX 9 Post Convention Report and a Rabies Story


By
Armand Cabrera


This is a week late. Sometimes life gets in the way and things like this blog get waylaid. Most people don’t know but Diane and I rescue animals when we can. We have a few cats and a dog here.
We also tend to collect strays; not permanently, but on occasion, if we see abandoned animals we get involved and try and help them either get back to their owners or get them to a rescue where they can be adopted.

momma 

   In the weeks leading up to the Illuxcon show, we were involved with rescuing a mother cat and her kittens. The mother had been abandoned in our neighborhood. It was only after we started to interact with her that we found out she had kittens. Before we could trap them and rescue them they were attacked in the woods behind our house. We thought they had been killed but over the next few days, the mother brought them to our garage. Unfortunately, one kitten subsequently died while we were caring for them and tested positive for rabies forcing both Diane and myself to undergo rabies vaccines.


R.I.P. Shilo


All of this was going on while I am preparing for one of the biggest shows of the year for me. I literally had to get one of the shots the day before I drove up to the show with all of my stuff so that I wouldn’t break the vaccine schedule and then I had the last shot on the Monday I drove home after the show.

 the surviving kittens

Once I arrived though everything that had been a worry seemed to melt away as I entered the bubble of goodness that is the IX show. The Goggleworks in Reading PA is the new venue for the show for the next five years. The space is much bigger and allows for more work to be shown by the artists in attendance. 
photo by Will Dudla

The new Hotel is a great space with plenty of nooks around the lobby and conference rooms for casual conversations between small groups of people.

All of the volunteers work very hard to get the artists the help they need to set up and break down as well as any other things that may arise during the five days of the show.



Meeting other artists, catching up with old acquaintances, and making new ones are what make this show special for those lucky enough to be juried in.  Pat and Jeannie Wilshire have built something truly amazing and it is reflected in its success with sales now topping half a million dollars.