oil paint palette

Becoming an ‘Oil Painter of America’! ;)

Did you make a number of plans for the new year? I certainly oil paint palettehave a huge (and pretty detailed!) list of accomplishments I am aiming for this year. It will be a busy and exciting year, and you will be able to follow the progress on this blog (sign up for my newsletter!).
The first good news to reach me, just a few days into the new year, came from Oil Painters of America,  informing me that my submitted paintings had been reviewed and accepted! I am honored and delighted to be part of the prestigious association dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. This will motivate me to give my best to my progress in oils, and I’m looking forward to connect to other artists throughout the US.

There are some other news I will be able to share after a short trip to Washington state this week. Also, the shop function will be set up again in a couple weeks and you will be able to obtain high quality giclee prints of your favorite paintings as well as the original artwork (in urgent cases just email me).
Don’t forget to follow my instagram – anstaylorart – to see new paintings and art, work in progress shots and videos, which I am constantly uploading. Give me your feedback! 🙂 and talk to you soon!

 

Oil portrait painting studies

It’s all about oil!

Hey there again, if you have been following me on instagram (@anstaylorart), you might have noticed that there’s a lot of oil painting going on lately. I have been taking oil portrait classes since fall, and have recently visited a figurative oil painting studio group (painting live from a model), which I plan to be frequenting on a regular base now. What challenge, and also fun, to try to capture the features of a model in the short intervals between the breaks! Not to mention the exchange with the other artists.

All of this has enforced my love for oils… which had already been my favorite medium this last year: finally I’m able to keep paints and canvases in my own little space (moving from continent to continent with the military did not provide many opportunities, e.g. since oil paints are classified as hazardous materials and won’t ship overseas…). There’s another workshop coming up, and I have been able to increase my hours reserved for painting. So… I hope you like oil as much as I do. Give me your feedback in the comments! And follow me on instagram at anstaylorart, if you haven’t done it yet.Oil portrait painting studies

Kids art at the Prescott gateway mall

Kid’s art this Saturday at BLOOM boutique

Sat Dec 2nd, 11-4 pm: Join us for our Art Saturday at the BLOOM family Boutique in the Prescott mall! I’ll bring my local Prescott Xmas cards, kid‘s cards, prints and some original art, along with my easel and an oil-painting in process 🙂 Watch and ask questions, and get yourself some unique Christmas gifts  🙂Kids art at the Prescott gateway mall

I have been excited about this event: it gave me an excuse to prepare and paint some colorful children’s illustrations. Sometimes there’s just not enough cute and quirky in my daily art 😀 Please come by and say Hi. Use the opportunity to snatch some of my local Christmas cards, if you haven’t made it to the Ian Russel gallery on the square yet, get your custom animal portrait order in before christmas, admire and shop the amazing selection of kid’s clothes and things at the BLOOM boutique. Support your local artist, and see you at the Gateway mall, Saturday Dec 2nd 11-4pm!

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Best Of Show for Pharaoh’s Horses!

I really couldn’t believe it, my painting ‘Pharaoh’s Horses…Gone West’ was awarded the Best of Show price in the Fall For the Arts exhibition of the Prescott Valley Art Guild! 🙂 This made my weekend! I was quite speechless about this honor – and very motivated to go on slinging paint! 🙂 Thank you so much!

The exhibition will be on display in the Prescott Valley Library until November 20.

First price for Pharaohs horses at the Fall for the arts show!

Prescott – Thumb Butte edition of the classic motive. Oil on canvas.

Oct 14: Fall for the Arts in the PV Library

I am honored to announce that my painting ‘Pharaoh’s Horses Gone West’ has been accepted into the ‘Fall for the Arts’ exhibition at the Prescott Valley Library. Starting with the opening on Saturday October 14, 4:30 pm, the exhibition will be on display until November 11. Read more

New prints available today at the mountain artist guild, fresh from the printer

4th Friday Art Walk: new prints

Don’t forget to enjoy the 4th Friday Art Walk 5-7pm (September 22nd) at the Mountain Artist Guild, 228 N Alarcon St., Prescott. I will bring art prints of Arashi Ryu, monsoon dragon, 12×24”, fresh from the printer! See you there! Read more

Yavapai county fair display

Corn dog with a side of original art!

Did you think about visiting the yavapai county fair this weekend on the Prescott rodeo fair grounds? Now there’s one more reason to go: the fair features a fine art exhibition featuring local artists. I’m excited to see it on my day off myself. You can also find four of my paintings on display there the next three days! Two of them are momentarily for sale, so you can add a framed watercolor to your purchase of Prescott Fry Bread, who would have thought  Read more

Mount Fuji

Welcome, everyone!

I’m very excited to get this new page exhibiting my art and paintings started – with the help of the indispensable and remarkable Kristine from KTS websites, who is working on setting up and clearing my uploading chaos faster than I can throw questions at her and new images all over the galleries. Read more