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Upcoming Watercolor Workshops

Ready for some creativity, fun, relaxation and camaraderie?  Join one of my watercolor workshops.  They run once a week, two hours, for six weeks.

A new class for students with a "bit" of experience will begin this Monday, August 18th from 10-12 am.  The class will run for 6 weeks.  Bring your paint, brushes and paper.  I prefer to use Winsor & Newton, but if you have paint already, I would be happy to discuss it.  Contact me at idellet@me.com if you are interested.  I have space available or can put you on a wait list for future classes.

My beginning watercolor class through the City of Santa Clarita begins on September 5th.  This class is on Friday's from 10-12.  You can look it up under the City of Santa Clarita-Seasons or try this link:  https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-santa-clarita/reg.php

Intermediate classes are on Wednesday's from 5-7pm.  This is wait listed.  If you would like to be notified when there is an opening, please let me know.

 

Updated Website Now Up and Running

Up and running! The updated website has a lot more to offer and larger pictures too.  I am very happy with it, but would like some critical feedback to make it great.  I honestly would like the to get your thoughts.  www.idelleart.com

It's not to late to attend...

It's not too late to attend the wine reception at the SCAA Gallery.  The Wine Reception is tomorrow,  Friday, August 1st, from 6-9pm.  

I will also be gallery sitting on Saturday, August 2nd from 3-6pm.

The exhibition runs 7/4-mid August.  The gallery is  located outside of the mall right across from Sisley's Restaurant.  24251 Town Center Drive, #110, Valencia, CA 91355.

I hope to see you there.

Majestic Valley Oak in the window


Artwork at the Valencia Country Club

Inner Space is a light hearted look at biology - molecules, cells, DNA, etc…  Created using acrylic on canvas, it is mounted on a steel grid.

Inner Space is a light hearted look at biology - molecules, cells, DNA, etc…  Created using acrylic on canvas, it is mounted on a steel grid.

Inspiration Birchfield was inspired by the artist Charles Birchfield.  It is watercolor, pastel & ink on paper.  The paper has been cut apart and sewn back together on a sewing machine.  It is a hot and humid summer day, almost everything is shimmering.

Inspiration Birchfield was inspired by the artist Charles Birchfield.  It is watercolor, pastel & ink on paper.  The paper has been cut apart and sewn back together on a sewing machine.  It is a hot and humid summer day, almost everything is shimmering.

Inner Space and Inspiration Birchfield are on exhibition at the Valencia Country Club for the next three months.  Although it is members only, it is a very nice venue to show your work.

Majestic Valley Oak in the window

Majestic Valley Oak

I just wanted to let you know that I have a sculpture, Majestic Valley Oak, in the SCAA Gallery at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall.  It is in the front window, and I love that!

The exhibition runs 7/4-8/31.  The opening reception is this Friday, July 11th from 6-9pm.  Of course I will be there to greet you!  The gallery is  located outside of the mall right across from Sisley's Restaurant.  24251 Town Center Drive, #110, Valencia, CA 91355.

In addition, there will be a Wine Reception, Friday, August 1st, from 6-9pm.  I will be gallery sitting on Sunday, July 13th from 4-7 and again on Saturday, August 2nd from 3-6pm.

Here is a description of the sculpture:

Majestic Valley Oak, Quercus lobata, is the largest North American oaks and is considered to be the monarch by virtue of its size, age and beauty.  Descriptions of its remarkable stature appear in the diaries of many early visitors to California.  A member of the Beech family, it can reach heights of more than 100 feet with trunks measuring 6 or 7 feet in diameter.  The largest on record is 151 feet tall.  The magnificent tree is limited to California.  Young trees can have a taproot that is up to 60 feet deep, allowing it to withstand drought.  Quercus lobata can live up to 600 years.  Valley Oaks are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves in the fall.

 

I created Majestic Valley Oak as an homage to the beauty and grand stature of the Valley Oak.  I began by creating an armature, or framework, to give the tree a defined form.  I then melted steel rods, and drip by drip, transformed steel into this beautiful oak tree using an oxyacetylene torch.  I have always loved trees and was inspired by a very special Valley Oak in my neighborhood. I have been drawing and photographing this tree for years, finally making it into a sculpture. 

 

Majestic Valley Oak

24”x24”x24”

steel on granite