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Who wants to go to TUSCANY ?

CALL FOR INTEREST I am meeting this week with the Specialty Villas travel consultant to fine tune the details for a week’s painting retreat in ITALY – the southern Tuscan/Umbria region. This would be my first visit to Italy – so I don’t claim to have any local knowledge – and would rely on their […]

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SPRING 2015 West Van classes

just finalized the dates and location for 2 weekend workshop events in West Vancouver. BASIC ACRYLIC  with JAN POYNTER Weekend Workshop | WEST VAN  FEB 21 & 28 . 2015  SATURDAYS Only     10 am – 2 pm     fee  $220 For beginners and artists wanting to re-boot their painting practice or try out acrylics for the first time. […]

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EVENT schedule-Gibsons Plein Air fest

2015  GIBSONS LANDING plein air PAINT OUT Sept 11-12-13 Painters working on site throughout the Landing  for 3 days finished “wet” paintings on display daily. People’s Choice award and prizes Free Artist demos and presentations Participants informal gathering/BBQ Final exhibition & reception the final event schedule will be available after June 15th.2015 for more info  […]

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Plein Air – Sunshine Coast THURSDAY paint outs

  Join me for informal PAINT OUTS – working on location in great settings on the lower Sunshine Coast. THURSDAYS  10am – 2pm A “paint out”  is simply an opportunity for like-minded artists to gather, sketch, paint on location and hang out together. You can work near each other and chat – or on your own […]

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San Miguel & Guanajuato

San Miguel de Allende  &  Guanajuato  MEXICO I have just returned (and unpacked) from 16 days artist retreat with 3 friends – we started in San Miguel at Casa Carlitos for 6 nights, 3 nights in Guanajuato and then back to SMA for 5 nights to the little casa and sparkling pool at Casa Joanna. […]

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Travel North with me – HARTLEY BAY

I’ve been invited to HARTLEY BAY by the Gitga’at Nation to work on some architectural renderings and also look at mentoring programs for the future – I am spending a week and hope to include some plein air painting time of my own. I did not have an internet connection so the blog posts are a […]

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the Calendar is filling up…

For the past several years I have been “blocking” out my time. Taking on several large projects back to back, painting for exhibition deadlines and teaching scheduled classes – but that doesn’t leave much time for creative respite. I realized as things were overlapping my stress level was going up and the quality of all […]

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Painting in progress – step by step

Happy New Year – from Poynter Studio! I have been working away for the past few weeks on several different series. Some bright floral still life studies and now the larger paintings, some daily drawings of blooms changing, opening and fading. And the sketches, compositions and references for the large landscape subjects that are intended […]

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The White Canvas. making a start.

the White Canvas. No I havn’t started on a minimalist series…but after a question from a student I have been thoughtful about my inspiration & creative process. It can be pretty daunting – staring at that blank space. Wondering if your idea, skills, technique and doodlings can justify the demise of that virginal surface. Wondering […]

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Floral bloom sequence

  “Amarylis – day 4”   colored conte pastel on paper. working on a series of floral “blooming sequence” drawings and paintings. These will be part of the upcoming show and works in progress at the Zocalo studio – starting January 22- Feb 19 (441 Marine Dr Gibsons) I will try and post some of […]

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