Friday, May 24, 2013

My VT painting workshop :: Aug 4th-7th, 2013

Paintings from a Vermont Farm                    
An artists’ workshop & retreat with Kim Morin Weineck

Good paintings often spring from the inspiration provided by a location.  Surrounded by mountains, fields, ripening crops, rivers, and farm life – your paintings of Amee Farm in Pittsfield, VT will be truly inspired! 

Photo courtesy Sweet Georgia P's at Amee Farm

Dates :  Sunday, August 4th- Wednesday, August 7th
Please arrive any time after 3:30pm on Sunday to settle into your room and get acquainted with the landscape. A welcome dinner will be provided with participant introductions at the gathering.

Schedule :  Each day begins with breakfast, followed by a painting lesson with handouts and a demonstration by the instructor. Locations for the day’s painting will be determined before breaking for lunch, which each participant is responsible for daily. On-location painting continues after the lunch break with individual instruction throughout the remainder of the day. All mediums and painting levels are welcome.

The group will convene for lively critiques of the day’s work before dinner.

Tuesday night is an extra-special Farm-to-Table dinner comprised of freshly harvested selections from Sweet Georgia P’s at Amee Farm: a perfect send-off meal together. What a treat this will be! We'll be painting from the landscape, creating still lifes of veggies and flowers from Sweet Georgia P's at Amee Farm, and then enjoying a fantastic gourmet meal that couldn't be fresher! This is the French idea of terroir at its best -- just for us!

If the weather cooperates, those interested can paint the sunrise and enjoy a brown bag picnic breakfast. Wednesday’s lesson and final painting session concludes with our last critique over a catered lunch. The workshop ends at 1:30pm on Wednesday, August 7th

Photo by Katina Bentley

Lodging: Workshop participants are housed at the rustic luxury bed and breakfast, Amee Farm Lodge, just across from Sweet Georgia P’s at Amee Farm. The inn is reserved for the group solely, providing a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in the art experience alone and in collaboration with others.  Take a  look at their site for pictures of their rooms and be sure to check out their blog for some amazing photos of the landscape.

Photo courtesy of the Amee Farm Lodge website and blog
*The inn offers many different rooms, some with private bath and some a semi-private bath (shared between two rooms). Rooms are granted on a first-come first-served basis. When you pay, you reserve your room choice, so reserve early!

Pricing:  $ 850 includes 3 night’s lodging and breakfast daily. A welcome dinner is provided on Sunday as well as a private Farm-to-table dinner event on Tuesday and lunch on departure day. Participants receive three days of in-depth art instruction with painting demonstrations.  Not a painter? You are welcome to join us, too. Retreat only, no instruction is $695.

To sign up or for more information, email or call 508-596-0830. Thanks! 

The artist/instructor: Kim Morin Weineck is an accomplished artist who has been teaching all mediums of painting and drawing for more than a decade. Kim concentrates on the beauty of interpretive landscapes in her own work. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC), among other art society memberships. Founder and Instructor of the Neponset Valley Artists (NVA), Kim holds a BFA in Fine Art, 2D from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction and found her artist-voice studying in Pont-Aven, Brittany, France. Kim has served as Gallery Director at Gallery9, Norwood, MA.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Blue Boat

Lately I've overheard conversations about marsh paintings and how everyone does them. Ah, yes, they're a popular landscape subject. This past weekend I was in an art show -- of course, showing some marshes. Perhaps I was thinking of this when I started recently taking on new subjects! The past month, after taking a workshop with Deb Quinn-Munson which focused on painting water, I found myself drawn to references I had been keeping at bay for someday in the future.

©2013 Kim Morin Weineck

original pastel, 16x8"
Seems that that some day is now. This boat pastel and three others in this vein are now resting on my dining room chair rail for my critique. It's nice to sit with a piece for a spell and examine it at odd times. I'm learning so much with each study.

This piece sold right after I put it on my Kim Morin Weineck's Art Facebook Page. If you're interested in a piece, please always feel free to message or email. I'll be in touch ASAP!

Thanks for reading -kmw