Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2018 Workshop

Travel as an Artist along...

Spain’s Costa Brava

April 30- May 7, 2018

    The land of the Catalan culture, 
Salvador Dali’s surreal world and 
Gaudi’s wonders make this an enriching destination for a workshop.   

  Capture whitewashed Mediterranean villages, vigorous cliffs and rhythmic flamenco moods into your own hand-created             ‘Paintbook’, 
a cherished memoir of your  adventure.

   “International travel requires an adaptive style of the Plein Air technique and I met that challenge during a solo trip in 2008.  Designing a feather-light system by painting in a journal, I was able to navigate an ever-changing imagery that unfolded each day.                 It evolved into a resourceful approach with creative techniques that I entitled ‘Paintbooks’.  More than a thumbnail sketch tool, they are actual works of art, where the pages come alive with insights for larger formats.”

  Since 1984, Cherry has explored internationally and led workshops from an artist’s point of view.  She will share these innovations with a variety of water-based paints, origami, calligraphy, nature imprinting, color harmony and cohesive design plans. Tuition includes daily demos, personal guidance, pre-workshop instruction, some unique art supplies and a blank paintbook to fill up with artistic treasures from Costa Brava..  

  French Escapade hosts this tour with first-rate experience, private transportation, starting and ending
in Barcelona, most meals and lodging along breathtaking views. 
    You will not only travel as an artist, 
but embrace this spirited region with all of your senses, heart and soul. 

Class size limited to 10 people. For oil or watercolor painters and any level of artistry.
Tuition: $3190  Discount: $2990. before Nov 30, 2017                                                                                                 Register:  FrenchEscapade.com                                                                

For more information contact: Cherry Sweig      (619) 871-7162                                                                                          ciaocherry@me.com    BLOG: http:/cherrysweig.blogspot.com  www.cherrysweig.com


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Visiting Artist Demo

    Here's some photo's from the days I spent in the classroom and on the quad last Fall, demonstrating and working long with the students.  They didn't ask many questions and I was surprised how well they set up their easels and focused on their artworks!  They enjoyed the process and I hope that I have inspired them to continue painting throughout their lives.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Plein Air Painting on the Quad

After two years of planning, it's the last week of painting and framing 
for my twenty artworks to be shown at
'Bishop's Through the Decades'...March 24, 2015 6-8pm

In previous posts of this Blog, I have uploaded all of the twenty artworks in sets of five.
 In the following posts, I will also include their final framing photo, descriptions, 
my artist statement and a technique comment.
Framing is my personal touch on every piece of art as I design them to complement each other.
Artworks 1-10 are framed in traditional 'Plein Air' wooden/gold foil frames.
Artworks 11-20  are either painted around the edges or framed in high quality wooden/gold foil frames.

The process behind each of these paintings was very rewarding and included months of research.
Shelves of yearbooks dating back to 1915, The La Jolla Historical Society and 
days exploring the campus all added up to countless ideas for my art.

I also want to thank The Bishop's School staff, Sarah Garro, Elizabeth Wepsic 
and Brian Williams who supported my quest for imagery, painting locations
and insights into the school's important history since 1909.