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New abstract expressionist art at Cristi Fer Art Studio

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Part of our One Painting a Day project for myself. Non representational art has a totally different language from the representational expressionism. Each step you take in creating the art is totally opposite! It's a stretch for any representational painter! Abstract original at Cristi Fer Art Gallery in San Miguel de Allende 13"x19.5" mixed media on paper 

One Painting in One Day? How is it possible?

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It is possible when the instructors have over 25 years of teaching experience and teach because they LOVE it! Our approach to teaching is based on mentorship principals. We only work with small groups and individuals because we want to be able to give you lots of attention and direction. We have work with individuals at all levels, from novice to painters who show their art in US and Canada galleries. And 99% of the feedback we received was excellent! One painting in 3.5 hours to be exact, sounds too good to be true? Will I paint by numbers? Is it a gimmick? Is this a drink and paint workshop? Do I need to be an experienced painter? The answer to all this questions is NO. What will I learn? Beginners will learn about composition, color and technique. Intermediate will practice value, composition and perspective. Advanced  painters will have the opportunity to  brush  up on technique and consider new slants to their current art. All this principals are

Today at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende

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Morning light at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende Aug. 2015 Our dog says Hello  The entrance  This morning I took some photos around our Studio/Gallery to share with you our beautiful setting. Located 20 min walk from Centro and 7 min in a taxi, we are based in a charming Mexican villa with plenty of room to enjoy and paint. We have an orange tree and grapefruit tree, figs, plants palm trees and a fountain with fish. We have lizards living in the cactuses and many birds including hummingbirds, cardinals and lovebirds.  The workshop participants always enjoy our plein air setup. Some workshops we offer per request are 3 days of: Intro to watercolor Intro to plein air

Introducing new abstract expressionist mixed media workshop in San Miguel de Allende

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Spontaneous Abstract Painting Workshop, at Cristi Fer Art Studio.   Without effort or premeditation, following your impulses and tendencies, in a natural and unconstructed expression, create abstract mixed media art from small greeting card size to 20” x 25”. Explore non-figurative expression through the act of intuitive painting.  You will learn how to produce on a series of paintings. Beginner and intermediate artists will learn about color composition and emerge into the artistic process.  Advanced painters may explore new forms of expression, let go, reinvigorate and  reinvent  their current art. Materials and RT taxi to studio are included. Max. 6 Schedule: October 5-9, 2015 November 23-27, 2015 December 28-Jan. 1, 2016 January 25-29, 2016 February 22-26, 2016 March 21-25, 2016 Cost $ 550 per week including materials and RT taxi to studio, 9 AM to 12:30 PM

More abstracts mixed media fun process

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Abstract 2, original mixed media on paper by Cristiana Marinescu Abstract 3, original mixed media on paper by Cristiana Marinescu The more painting experiments mixed media on paper. 10" x 13 " I relay enjoyed the process of creating them.

New paintings at Cristi Fer Art Gallery the best kept secret in San Miguel de Allende

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"Abstract Moon" original mixed media  at Cristi Fer Art Studio August 2015  New additions in our Cristi Fer Art Galley. Painting for a life time has tough me to experiment. The best results are when we experiment without expectations. Try new things and approaches. Embrace the art materials in a new way, re discover them. Some people call them "weapons" I do not agree or relate. The art materials are precious, to be loved and appreciated. They are friends that don't let me down. This are small paintings 10" x 13" paper. "Abstract 1" mixed media at Cristi Fer original abstract at August 2015 

Announcing new painting classes at Cristi Fer Art Studio

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Update August 26, 2015 As full time painters, we love to experiment with different styles and approaches to the artistic expression. We are working on two new classes/workshops, which will be offered in one day, 3 days and one week workshops format. Cost includes all the materials and RT taxi to the studio Big ART Painting Workshop,   5 Days workshop cost $650.00 3 Days workshop cost $ 400.00 Spontaneous Abstract Art 5 Days workshop cost $550.00 3 Days workshop cost $325.00 1 Day workshop $ 125.00 (Fridays) CLICK on top bar workshop name for workshop details and 5 days schedule. The 3 days workshops are offered per request Cristi Fer Art Studio

Painting of the week at Cristi Fer Art Gallery the best kept secret art gallery in San Miguel de Allende

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Original painting of San Miguel street by Cristiana Marinescu  I just finished this painting last week and it represents the street of Recreo in San Miguel de Allende. Always busy this street leads to the main plaza. During holidays and events it is a pedestrian street only. What captured my eye was the tower against the blue sky and the yellow building in front. It is painted on heavy  pastel paper with acrylics. 19.5" x 27.5 "

Painting of the day, typical door and donkeys at Cristi Fer Art gallery

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Painting of the day August 15, 2015 Original painting of a typical street in San Miguel de Allende. Every weekend we can buy compost from the locals who bring it in donkey backs from near by villages.

Great art activity in San Miguel de Allende

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Cristi Fer Art Studio designed four One Painting in One Day distinctive workshops. Participants learn about composition, color and lots of hands on techniques. With easy to follow directions participants get great results, and in 3 1/2 hours finish a painting! Who can participate? Participants varied in age and experience, but if they love to paint everybody has lots of fun and surprising results. The youngest participant was 8 and was accompanied by her grand mother. Families with teens, couples of all ages and genders, girlfriends, retirees, single people, I think I covered all San Miguel visitors! If you want to ad a fun painting day to your activities in San Miguel, contact us with your schedule and enroll in one of our One Painting in One Day workshops! cristiferart@ gmail.com

One afternoon of painting in San Miguel de Allende

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Monday to Thursday we at Cristi Fer Art Studio, are offering half a day painting workshops focused on beginners, but enjoyed and appreciated by many experienced painters. If you want to ad a day of art to your already exciting San Miguel vacation, contact us and participate in a One Painting in One Day workshop with us!

Painting of the week at San Miguel best kept secret art gallery

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San Miguel view, original painting, acrylic on paper, 19.54" x  27. 5" By Cristiana Marinescu Just finished last week, this painting is reflects the color, light and atmosphere of this amazing Colonial Mexican town. If you are an art lover and visit San Miguel de Allende check our Cristi Fer Art Gallery. Off the bitten path, San Miguel is more then Centro! Gallery is open 12 PM to 4 PM daily, but it is a good idea to call or send an E mail and make an appointment!

New art work will be presented today 10 AM to 12 PM at La Biblioteca

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Today we have the pleasure to present some new paintings at La Biblioteca in San Miguel de Allende. Stop by and see it first, ask questions and register for One Painting in One Day Workshops. Cristi Fer Art Gallery is the main attraction for the visitors who want to step out of the bitten path and discover the best kept secret  art gallery and gift shop in San Miguel de Allende

New art work at the best kept secret gallery in San Miguel de Allende

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Last week I finish this painting of a San Miguel street in Centro. I started about 9 months ago but did not have the chance to finish it! Well finally! I did! Size 48 inches x 23 inches Acrylic on canvas San Miguel de Allende Street original painting by Cristi Fer 48 x 36