Na
ncy Patrick Carney
FINE ART - IMAGINATIVELY STYLIZED MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS

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See the CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2018


March 7 SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS MEMBERS JURIED SHOW  OPENING RECEPTION 5pm TO 7pm
Through April 2 6 Church Street, Bluffton, SC sobagalllery.com 
This is the SOBA Gallery's annual juried show, open to SOBA members and local artists. Art works in acrylic, mixed media, photography, oil, watercolor and 3-D will be judged by National Artist Linda St. Clair, with awards in each category.  See the painting I have in this show,  "Riverside," an imaginatively stylized view of Savannah, on the City-Land-and-Sea-Scapes page.

March 8  SO YOU WANT TO TRY PLEIN AIRE PAINTING - HOW STRONG VALUES CAN IMPROVE YOUR PAINTINGS
1pm to 4pm     All About Art Classroom     Sun City Hilton Head     $25
Join in the fun of painting out-of-doors the many inspirational scenes Sun City and the Lowcountry have to offer.  Sun City has an active group of plein aire painters who paint on locations all around our area throughout the spring, summer and fall. Come join your friends and neighbors in this fun activity. This introductory class will give you some basic principles for painting on location, like the Impressionists and other old masters.  The first three classes will be held indoors, in the art room, and will cover very fundamental techniques for creating fast and fresh paintings. The fourth and fifth classes will be on location within Sun City, weather permitting.  My demos will be done in watercolor, but these principles can be applied to all mediums.

March 10     9:30am to 3:30pm     VERY BEGINNING FLUID ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES
ART LEAGUE ACADEMY, 106 Cordillo Parkway (off Pope Rd), Hilton Head Island, SC 
for details, call 843-842-5738, or email academy@artleaguehhi.org or go to www.artleaguehhi.org                              In this very beginning painting class, you will create a marsh scene using the acrylic techniques of underpainting, color mixing, layering, alcohol rub, sgraffito, stamping and much more.  Absolutely no painting experience is necessary to learn a new way of using fluid acrylic paints.  You’ll begin layering your paintings in the morning session and learn finishing techniques in the afternoon. Ask for a supply list when registering.

March 22 SO YOU WANT TO TRY PLEIN AIRE PAINTING - ADDING SIMPLE FIGURES TO YOUR PAINTINGS
1pm to 4pm     All About Art Classroom     Sun City Hilton Head     $25
Join in the fun of painting out-of-doors the many inspirational scenes Sun City and the Lowcountry have to offer.  Sun City has an active group of plein aire painters who paint on locations all around our area throughout the spring, summer and fall. Come join your friends and neighbors in this fun activity. This introductory class will give you some basic principles for painting on location, like the Impressionists and other old masters.  The first three classes will be held indoors, in the art room, and will cover very fundamental techniques for creating fast and fresh paintings. The fourth and fifth classes will be on location within Sun City, weather permitting.  My demos will be done in watercolor, but these principles can be applied to all mediums.

March 29  SO YOU WA
NT TO TRY PLEIN AIRE PAINTING - USING LINEAR AND AERIAL PERSPECTIVE               1pm to 4pm  All About Art Classroom     Sun City Hilton Head    $25                                                                           Join in the fun of painting out-of-doors the many inspirational scenes Sun City and the Lowcountry have to offer.  Sun City has an active group of plein aire painters who paint on locations all around our area throughout the spring, summer and fall. Come join your friends and neighbors in this fun activity. This introductory class will give you some basic principles for painting on location, like the Impressionists and other old masters.  The first three classes will be held indoors, in the art room, and will cover very fundamental techniques for creating fast and fresh paintings. The fourth and fifth classes will be on location within Sun City, weather permitting.  My demos will be done in watercolor, but these principles can be applied to all mediums.

May 17  SO YOU WANT TO TRY PLEIN AIRE PAINTING - FIXING AND FINISHING WHAT YOU'VE BEGUN
1pm to 4pm     All About Art Classroom     Sun City Hilton Head     $25

We all have them - that stack of unfinished paintings sitting around your house in a drawer or box.  They’re not failed paintings, they just aren’t finished yet. Now is your chance to FIX AND FINISH those old dogs.  Often a painting just needs a little change in value or composition, a focal point or a glaze to go from dreary to dramatic. Bring two or three of your paintings that need help, and I’ll show you some techniques that can bring your creation back to life.  These techniques will work for any 2D medium, so bring the art supplies appropriate to the medium of the painting you want to fix and finish.  I’ll be doing my demonstrations in watercolor, but bring the medium of your choice, including watercolor, acrylic, collage, pencil or pastel. No oils please.  You can choose either one or both classes at $25 for each class.  Please indicate on your check which date(s) you plan to attend.  Space is limited to 12 students per class.  Register by check in the Sun City Hilton Head All About Art room.  

May 31  SO YOU WANT TO TRY PLEIN AIRE PAINTING - MORE FIXING AND FINISHING WHAT YOU'VE BEGUN   1pm to 4pm     All About Art Classroom     Sun City Hilton Head     $25                                                                                          We all have them - that stack of unfinished paintings sitting around your house in a drawer or box.  They’re not failed paintings, they just aren’t finished yet. Now is your chance to FIX AND FINISH those old dogs.  Often a painting just needs a little change in value or composition, a focal point or a glaze to go from dreary to dramatic. Bring two or three of your paintings that need help, and I’ll show you some techniques that can bring your creation back to life.  These techniques will work for any 2D medium, so bring the art supplies appropriate to the medium of the painting you want to fix and finish.  I’ll be doing my demonstrations in watercolor, but bring the medium of your choice, including watercolor, acrylic, collage, pencil or pastel. No oils please.  You can choose either one or both classes at $25 for each class. Please indicate on your check which date(s) you plan to attend.  Space is limited to 12 students per class.  Register by check in the Sun City Hilton Head All About Art room.

June 5 - July 1 SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS Members Exhibit
More than 100 local artists exhibit their work each month at this fun and funky co-op gallery in beautiful downtown Bluffton, SC. Make a day of it - after shopping the gallery, try one of the local restaurants.  My favorite is the Cottage -- be sure to leave room for dessert. For directions and hours see the website: sobagallery.com .

July 3 - Aug 6  SIDE BY SIDE EXHIBIT at THE SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS GALLERY
SOBA painters are paired up with SOBA photographers for a unique one-of-a-kind exhibit.  Each painter or 3-D artist creates a new work of art based on and inspired by his or her photographer partner's work.  Some pairs are so realistic that you cannot tell the painting from the photograph.  Some artists just use a part of the photograph.  Others create a work this is "inspired by" but not necessarily a copy of the photo. It's great fun to see the photo side-by-side with the painting.  This is always a very popular show, so come early, and come often, and don't hesitate if you want to make a purchase. Opening reception is the evening of July 8. See the website for exact details, hours, and directions: sobagallery.com

July 24 and 25 PLEIN AIRE PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH THE MINNESOTA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
Southshore Center, Excelsior, MN          details at www.minnesotawatercolors.com                                                         
 
Come join in the fun of painting out-of-doors the many inspirational scenes around Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior, MN. When she had a studio and gallery in downtown Minneapolis, former MNWS member Nancy Patrick Carney taught painting there for many years.  Since moving to the Lowcountry of SC two years ago, the scenery has changed, but her love of plein air painting has continued.  She’s back this summer to visit family and friends, and would love to share some of her techniques with you in this two-day workshop.
Day One -  Simplifying and Editing the Scene with Classic Compositions
  Why strong values are of #1 importance
   Painting on location, weather permitting
   Gentle critique and sharing
Day Two -   Adding simple human shapes for focus, scale and interest
   Painting on location, weather permitting
   Gentle critique and sharing
Students will meet at the Southshore Center each morning for classroom instruction, then travel to one or more locations for outdoor painting. The last hour of the day will be spent back at the classroom to look and learn from each other’s work.This techniques class is for those with some watercolor experience. Demos will be in watercolor, but you are welcome to use other materials. A simple supply list will be provided with registration. Contact kathy.schur@inbox.com

AUG 7 - SEPT 3     SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS MEMBERS EXHIBIT
More than 100 local artists exhibit their work each month at this fun and funky co-op gallery in beautiful downtown Bluffton, SC. Make a day of it - after shopping the gallery, try one of the local restaurants.  My favorite is the Cottage -- be sure to leave room for dessert. For directions and hours see the website: sobagallery.com .


REGULARLY SCHEDULED PAINTING CLASSES WITH NANCY PATRICK CARNEY IN SUN CITY HILTON HEAD WILL RESUME IN THE FALL.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN IT IS TIME TO REGISTER FOR THOSE CLASSES, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE THROUGH THE "CONTACT ME" PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.  HOPE TO SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER.









   






     We all have them - that stack of unfinished paintings sitting around your house in a drawer or box.  They’re not failed paintings, they just aren’t finished yet. Now is your chance to FIX AND FINISH those old dogs.  Often a painting just needs a little change in value or composition, a focal point or a glaze to go from dreary to dramatic. Bring two or three of your paintings that need help, and I’ll show you some techniques that can bring your creation back to life.  These techniques will work for any 2D medium, so bring the art supplies appropriate to the medium of the painting you want to fix and finish.  I’ll be doing my demonstrations in watercolor, but bring the medium of your choice, including watercolor, acrylic, collage, pencil or pastel. No oils please.  You can choose either one or both classes at $25 for each class. Please indicate on your check which date(s) you plan to attend.  Space is limited to 12 students per class.  Register by check in the Sun City Hilton Head All About Art room. 
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