Patti Mollica’s vibrant, thick brushstrokes capture perfectly the energy of her environment, be it dizzying and urban or bucolic and serene. Particularly considering her talent for communicating her medium, it is not surprising that she has been invited to conduct a week-long painting workship, en plein air, in stunning Cordona, Italy. How does one say “Lucky Duck” in Italian?
On her website, Patti elaborates: “Have you always longed to create paintings quickly and confidently but got overwhelmed by the task of translating complex scenes with lots of detail? If so, this workshop is designed specifically for you…my step-by-step workshop is designed to teach you how to paint quickly and fearlessly, using bold, brillant colors, thick, juicy paint and big brushes.” Sounds heavenly.
If you are able to get away, the workshop will be taking place September 8-15, and you can learn more by clicking here.
Image by Patti Mollica:
The annual “American Illustration” competition acknowledges some of the most cutting-edge illustrations from the previous year, and it is a great honor in our industry to be included in their pages. We are so happy that this year, three of our artists have made it!
JosÃ©e Bisaillon’s whimsical image was ‘chosen’ to appear on the juried web gallery:
Valeria Petrone’s bathing beauties were ‘selected’ to appear in the annual:
And Victo Ngai’s awesome conceptual piece will also appear in the book this year:
It has been a genuine pleasure to watch JosÃ©e Bisaillon’s charming work evolve, and it was a joy to learn that she has received not one, but two fantastic awards in the past week. How nice that the industry thinks she’s as fabulous as we do!
The Great Moon Hoax was recently included in the 2012 edition of Best Children’s Books of the Year by the Children’s Book Committee at the Bankstreet College of Education. The committee looks at over 6000 titles every year and carefully selects the best 600 books based on their literary quality while also considering their emotional impact on children. You can learn more by clicking here.
Additionally, we have learned that Bookspeak! has been honored at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair with a White Raven Award…this is tremendous! The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the premier events in our industry, and this is truly a tremendous accolade. We couldn’t be more proud.
Steal this Art is a company founded on a simple principle: to bring quality prints by talented artists to art-lovers on a budget. With each limited edition print on sale for a mere 24 hours, the company prints the pieces on-demand, greatly reducing the artists’ costs. And we are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, April 10th, Dave Calver’s awesome piece ” Sweet Wound” will be up for grabs! The print run will be limited to 100 copies, and at $40 a piece, you know that they’re going to sell like hotcakes.
Check out Steal this Art for more info.
“Sweet Wound” by Dave Calver