Well just when you think everything is going well for yourself the inevitable happens. The dreaded blue screen appeared on my computer and boom, another one bites the dust. So I had fried hard drive for dinner last night. Between computer trama at work with my printer and the big crash at home, I'm having to spend my time trying to dig out my website and rebuild it before no one is the wiser.(did I just let the cat out of the bag?) Well anyway time for a facelift on the old website. I will be reworking the Digiulio Studios site in order to be able to update it in the future. Well maybe I will try to make the best out of this mess and freshen up the old site. (Yeah, that's how I planned it.) My biggest concern is that the new computer I have purchased has MS Vista on it. however Best Buy is offering a free Windows 7 upgrade once it rolls out in October, so even Bill Gates knows that the Vista operating system has much to be desired.
Two days, ten students, tons of fun. I just completed the 2 day workshop,"Developing Acrylic Abstracts" at Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh, NC and WOW what a time. Students from around the region convergered for an exciting 2 day painting free for all where they were able to come away with a vast variety of finished work suitable for gallery exhibition. I felt this was one of my more talented classes as we had along with some newcomers , quit a few seasoned artist. Sam Gray from http://www.samgrayportraits.com/ was in attendence as well as accomplished artist Nancy Marple http://www.nancymarple.com/ and Dorothy Grebos http://dgrebosart.com/ . Some really great pieces were coming out of some of the newer students with everyone having a terrific time. I hope to see these students again at my upcoming workshops at Art of the Carolinas 2009 in November at the North Raleigh Hilton , Raleigh NC. Look forward to seeing you all then.
I will be conducting a two day workshop on "Developing Acrylic Abstracts" on Saturday August 22nd and Sunday August 23rd. There is still space available for this workshop where we will discover a variety of techniques and compositional ideas for developing your paintings that can hopefully take you to"the next level" in your work. Look forward to an exciting, high energy workshop where being"Fearless" in your creative process is our main goal! Follow the link to sign up for this workshop. You will have a absolutely marvelous time! Joe DiGiulio's "Developing Acrylic Abstracts"
Work has begun in our new studio space on two 36"x60" paintings for a client that has previously purchased two other works by mine through my gallery representative, ArtSource.
There are also some of the new pieces coming out of DiGiulio Studios, and I am very exited and full of creative energy to be able to work in a larger area where space is no longer an issue. I have also been working on painting studies on paper tho work through my new ideas before bring them to canvas. I find that the studies are also nice pieces themselves. I am limiting my palette to black, white and a third color and just a bling of a fourth accent color. These studies are interesting in that they are a combination of several media. Acrylic, graphite, tempera, liquid pencil and oil pastel are some of the media that are being combined in this series of paintings. I will plan to apply these more successful studies to panel in order to make sutiable for framing and display.
Well, I've finally made the move into the new studio and started working on my first painting within the new confines, (popped the studio's cherry). There are still a few minor electrical details to finalize before the actual full electrical capacity of the studio are conplete (i.e. the baseboard heat panels.) Sharon will begin her exedus from her second floor bedroom space in the house to her half of the new confines this weekend as I have in turn, manage to take the warzone, (my old studio space within the original house) and transform it into a clean, pleasurable family room with bar, frig, and music studio. There is still a ton of work to do but we are well on our way with the firast phase of returning our house back into a home and developing our full service studio on the property.
The work on the new studio is in it's final faze as I prepare to move my supplies and such into the new building. Located behind our home on our existing 2 acre lot, the 2 story facility will eventually house both Sharon and my studio as well as a workshop facility and hopefully an visiting artist residence on the second floor.