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Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe Mac Kechnie, FREE Painting Demos, November 2nd, 2014

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany and Venice Italy with Joe Mac Kechnie
FREE Painting Demonstrations
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm - FREE!


· HEAR about my travels and workshops in Italy.
· SEE how I prepare for a trip.
· WATCH how I paint the colors of Tuscany.
· LEARN more about my 2015 workshops in Tuscany and Venice.

Joe will also be at:
DANIEL SMITH Seattle Store - FREE demos
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm

April 2015 - Tuscany and Venice Italy Workshops
with Joe Mac Kechnie
Italy is calling again!  In Tuscany, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your guide and master Pacific NW watercolorist Ron Stocke will be our special guest art instructor.  You can see Ron’s work at:
For the Venice workshop, Joe Mac Kechnie will be your instructor and guide. You can see Joe’s artwork
If you want to savor this once-in-a-lifetime experience, read on and then visit!
For the past 5 years, NW artist Joe Mac Kechnie has been teaching art workshops in Italy.  He has recently expanded this venture into a total cultural and art experience.  These art excursions to different countries will not only include art instruction, but will also include the total emersion into the culture of the countries being visit.  Enjoying the cuisine, wines, music, local art history, small towns, churches, countryside vistas, shopping and the people of the countries will all be part of the total adventure. 
In April of 2015, two workshops in Italy are now being offered;
one in Tuscany and one in Venice, Italy:
Workshop 1: Finding your art spirit in Tuscany Italy with NW Watercolorist Ron Stocke
When: March 29 to April 7, 2015
Where: Le Casacce Plantation and Vineyard near Seggiano Italy
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Workshop 2: Finding your art spirit in Venice Italy with NW Artist Joe Mac Kechnie
When: April 12 to April 21, 2015
Where: Downtown Venice, Italy near the Grand Canal
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Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex, FREE Demos, October 26th, 2014

"Going Under the Gate"Christine Hanlon

Liquitex Acrylic with Christine Hanlon, Sponsored by Liquitex
Sunday,October 26th, 2014
1pm to 3pm - FREE!
Please call to sign up for this FREE demonstration
Bellevue: 425-643-1781

When it comes to acrylics, Liquitex started it all in 1955. In this demonstration attendees will be introduced to the acrylic brand that has been on the forefront of innovation for over 55 years. As the #1 acrylic in the world Liquitex is the only brand to offer the most diverse range of professional products including five unique ranges of professional acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools to meet the needs of every artist. This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials!

Christine Hanlon

Christine Hanlon is a working artist/ teacher with an extensive resume that includes juried museum, regional and gallery shows in the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Oregon and the Midwest.  Her preferred medium is oil but she has worked extensively in watercolor and acrylics. For the Fine Art Collective she has conducted educational seminars on paint and color for colleges and universities throughout Northern California since 1998 and the Pacific Northwest since 2004. She has also been part-time fine art faculty at the Academy of Art University since she received her MFA in Painting in 1997 and has taught online since 2007. After 30 years in No. California, she relocated to Oregon in 2012 where she continues to conduct seminars for Liquitex and Winsor&Newton.

One of her urban homeless paintings was included in the catalogued invitational traveling museum exhibition entitled “Hobos to Street People: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present” which concluded its 4 year tour at the Richmond Art Center in the fall of 2012.  Ms. Hanlon was part of an invitational 4 person show at the art center  in early 2014 entitled The Language of Realism, including oils and acrylic maritime works. Her painting entitled “Death of an Oil Tanker” received Best in Show at the Coos Art Museum’s 15th Annual Maritime Exhibition in Coos Bay, Oregon and her maritime work was featured on the cover and in an article for the winter 2010-2011 issue of Sea History magazine. She currently lives in Bandon, Oregon and continues to work on maritime/industrial work. Her paintings, resume and current exhibitions may be seen online at