Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekend Workshop

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 was in attendence as well as accomplished artist Nancy Marple and Dorothy Grebos . 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.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Upcoming workshop at Jerry's Artarama of Raleigh

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"

New Commisions

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.

Lessons From DiGiulio Studio