Showing posts with label daily painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label daily painting. Show all posts

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The American Dream from an European viewpoint

The show just closed with a best of show prize

(C) Francesco Fontana 'Flags' -- Oil on Linen
The painting shown here is the icon of the group show American Dream that is closing today here in Milan, Italy. 

The theme was given to the students of my school of painting alla prima 
FarePittura as an essay of the prep of a professional show. It was also an assignment to question themselves about developing their own message and vision, as artists to be.

They engaged with the history and influence of American culture, from an European point of view, and offered a variety of interesting solutions.

While you're reading this, we are appointing the visitors best of show (called Premio Mano d'Opera) rewarded with the prize of a plein air aluminium easel. The show opened last Sept 13. My article as a curator can be translated 
here from Italian.

Stay tuned and talk to me!

Live in Painting : ) Francesco Fontana

PS. The painting above is 'Flags' (
details) a work of mine that happily sold during the show. I know that business kept me away from you for a while, so next week I'll start a daily newsletter. A painting a day from my recent plein air and studio work, will be featured for you to enjoy, share, comment and purchase if available. Often but less frequently you'll receive updates about my upcoming workshops in Italy, France and beyond. 

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Art making and shuffling the cards

This last week end I did not miss painting. I felt fulfilled with what I painted last week: a work that took me four morning sessions. Every one crossing the door of my studio noticed it. “Wow! Different, there's something.. don’t know.. more luminous!” I am surprised myself. It was an attempt to renew my style. Several weeks of studies and headaches turned with a simple resolution: if I wanted something new I should simply do not do what used to do in my art making routine. I took a different support, watercolour paper instead of canvas, acrylics rather than oils, different size (much larger) and even a different position in the studio. And at the end of every session I go: wow! This is making its own way!

Finding new ideas sometimes is just about changing old habits, shuffling the cards

Live in painting : ) Francesco

PS. Additional surprise: I used three tubes from the acrylics box just to discover -- once finished -- they were water mixable oils.
PPS. The actual image don't matter!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yellow Resting Boat

This painting is part of the current selection on the Art Promo wall of my website Portfolio. It is reserved only for my Newsletter subscribers. The deal includes a flat price independent of the current market value, -- plus free shipping worldwide. In appreciation for your support, this offer is reserved especially for you but will end soon without notice -- so don't wait! You can only reach it by logging in the Members area of my website or via the link below: Art Promo

Live in painting:) Francesco

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Art Promo Collection

To wish everyone and myself a prosperous new year, I designed a special wall in my online Portfolio, where a few of my paintings are 'hanging' for a very limited time at a special flat rate  -- independent of their actual value. The offer will last few hours or days and closes without announcement. Be the first to check this Proposal.

Live in painting : ) Francesco

PS: Free shipping is offered in this occasion. Take the chance!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chicken Time

My struggle with time management made me buy a timer years a go. It was supposed to help me paint within a given time and do not overwork my painting. Never used it but I am glad is now part of my daily challenge in some other way. Do you too need a reminder to stop at the best? Buy it! [Oil on canvas board 18 x 24 cms (7 x 10 inc) -- for sale w. free shipping]

Monday, November 21, 2011

Congratulations Pat Bragg! Here your free painting


This painting of mine  just left my studio to reach for Pat Bragg in Canada. Pat is the winner of this acrylic on Canson paper titled 'Lady Awaiting'. She receives  free as a 1st prize in my contest 'I write therefore I am' (connected with the 'Critic for a Day' contest) -- among those who commented on my website art Portfolio. Read Pat's two reviews here:

Live in painting : ) Francesco

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My little wooden bear

OK I feel kinda sweet! This is my little wooden bear, living in my studio for years now. Oil on Canvas 17 x 17 cms (7 x 7 inc) Value 440 EUR. I offer it for 440 US$ including shipping in the next 48 hrs] Check out my Portfolio here: View, comment, buy