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NEW! Colonial Mexico Expressive Painting in Acrylics Workshop in Chapala Mexico 2021

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 Welcome summer 2021! Are you ready to travel with precautions and enjoy Mexico again or for the first time? Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops it’s resuming in person acrylic painting workshops! Join Cristi Fer Art Studio in a intimate NEW acrylic painting workshop of charming Colonial Mexico! The studio it's located only blocks from the shores of Lake Chapala the largest lake in Mexico.  The town of Chapala it's a true Mexican town lively, with street vendor, market, and a beautiful sidewalk along the lake!  Colonial Mexico Expressive Painting in Acrylics, week in Chapala Are you an aspiring artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint in acrylics on canvas, learn and practice all the steps of creating an expressive unique representation of a Colonial city. No need to load your luggage with art supply! All the materials are included and if you

Abstract watercolor class view demonstration and attend a class in person in Ajijic Jalisco Mexico

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 An abstract watercolor painting employs all the basic watercolor techniques but it take a professional artist like Fernando Gonzalez to guide you step by step in creating a successful painting. This class is focus on the intermediate watercolor artist. Are you ready to jump in? The class is offered in person per request. Contact us for more info and schedule. We teach with all the safety requirements in place.  

Sketching daily practice to improve your drawing fast

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In my last Skill Share class Sketch with Confidence, Easy and Fun, I am introducing 3 Sketching Daily practices. They are super simple but powerful! I invite you to practice them along with me for 21 days.  Every day for 2-5 minutes anytime fits into your schedule. This is the link  https://skl.sh/383Caxx Let me know if you see any improvement in your sketching, drawing and even painting. Many artists feel unsure about the way they apply lines and strokes on the page or canvas. Some suffer of a timid overwhelm when looking at the blank page. This simple oractices will give CONFIDENCE to start and continue no matter what project. Subscribe by E mail so you get news from my blog about classes on Skill Share, free demonstration and workshops related to sketching, watercolor and painting in acrylics.      

New abstract paintings at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops March 2019

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I enjoy a structured abstract that reflects and incorporated all elements of art. One favorite of mine is the negative space, relationship between shapes variety of lines and subdued contract of color. The following are some paintings that derived from the same subject. The titles are On the Way to Dolores 1 On the Way to Dolores 2 The drive between San Miguel de Allende and Dolores is about 45 min, on a narrow road meandering hills and small communities. The paintings can be viewed as depicting at least 2 different subjects in a microcosmic and/ or bird view perspective. 3.5 ft x 3.5 ft

New from the artist studio

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I new them I am exploring, women on the beach. May be because it's soooo cold here and I need a visit to the Caribbean. I know many Canadians would take our freezing Winter of 44-60 C over their own!

More new paintings at Cristi Fer Gallery in San Miguel de Allende

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"Childhood memory" antic rocking horse cold wax on paper by Fernando G, 19.75" x 25.75" "Study 1" Fall decor still life of bottles by Cristi Fer, acrylic on paper, 25.75" x 19.75"

San Miguel inspired paintings

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"Down the street" by Cristi Fer Acrylic on Canvas, 5 ft x 3.31 ft The environment we surround our self with, has an impact on our art. Different perspectives and interpretations of "reality". We love to paint what we love to see and experience. "San Miguel street 2017" by Cristi Fer Acrylic on paper 19.5" x 25.5"

Latest review from painting workshop participant

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"We signed up for the five-day acrylic class, which run in the mornings M-F. Each day, Cristi had a different concept/technique to teach us. Starting from abstract warm ups and use of tools, then progressing to shading, perspective, and negative spaces. Both Cristi and Fernando are accomplished artists, each quite different in style, and it was a privilege to be guided through the creation of works by them. We created three final paintings, plus the warm ups. Classes are in studio, and they work with each individual in what one is interested in creating and one's ability. You work fast and furious, and in flash the week was gone. I'm thrilled with the result and have even more respect for artists and their knowledge. Never again will I say, "I can do that!" when I see an abstract, I can now really appreciate works not just for beauty, but the act of creation." July 2016, Melbourne, Australia

One painting in one day demonstration

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San Miguel Spring original painting by Cristi Fer Acrylic on canvas 11" x 14" canvas board  Also part of the Doors of San Miguel series, this painting started as a demonstration. Part of the demo was planning your painting, composition, use of pallet knife and brushes with acrylic paint.

May One Painting in One Day participants and painting

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One of the May 2016 painting  groups at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende What a great month to be in San Miguel de Allende! A little hotter then usual, in the upper 80's. Less rain to speak off! May it's a month full of flowers, events, every weekend it's a celebration, parade, music concerts, mariachi, fireworks name it and it's going on. Some call it the low season, but for us at Cristi Fer Art Studio it has being a busy month. Working on new paintings both Fernando and I have being putting a lot of time in the studio. The class especial the One Painting in One Day, Doors of San Miguel, has being well attended, and some of the participants returned more then once bringing friends and family members. Next week, Monday May 30 we will start a week long Expressionist Painting workshop. And we still have 2 spots, in case you are interested! Thank you for visiting our website!

Announcing Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery new location

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We are delighted to announce that begging Jan. 1, 2016 our Studio Gallery has a new central location. We are moving to Hernandez Macias only 2 blocks, and 3 min. walk from La Biblioteca, and 3 blocks from the Main Plaza.

Painting of the day June 5 2015

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This is another painting I have started several month ago. When I start a painting I have a "vision" of what I want to represent. As I paint the "painting " takes over the process. I always tell the workshop participants "Let the painting paint itself" It's relay the best way, if we listen, the painting dictates the balance. But when I get interrupted, and go back to it, I no longer remember the initial vision so I have to work with what is already on the paper. "Sunflower " Original, acrylic on paper 19.5" x 25.5" By Cristi Fer Art Detail 

May 3 One Painting a Day

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Yesterday I participated in a great art event in San Miguel de Allende. It is called Caminarte / Art Walk in the park. So did not have the chance to post or paint! If you visit San Miguel 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, take a walk to parque Juarez main entrance and you'll have the chance to meet many of the local artists. At times we have visiting artists from  Irapuato, Dolores,  Monterrey, Cuernavaca, and other places in Mexico. Look for us Cristi Fer Art, we participate in most of this events! Painting of the day, was painted in 3 sessions. Enjoy! Inspire by doors on San Francisco Street in San Miguel de Allende Original acrylic on paper, 19.5 "x25.5"  Detail Frame not included 

New abstract art at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende

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Add caption  Mixed media on paper 19.5" x 25.5" Frame not included. Contact us at cristiferar@ gmail.com to set up an appoitment and visist the studio What we offer: original art photography of San Miguel doors notecards paintings on wood and metal

Beginner Watercolor Workshops in San Miguel de Allende

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Many have asked us about watercolor workshops. Recently we have introduced 3 to 5 days of watercolor classes. Intermediate and advanced water colorists may attend only one day workshop. We have a flexible schedule since we know you are on vacation and would like to explore San Miguel. To give you an idea I'll share with you some recent work of our last workshop. Plein air watercolor class at Cristi Fer Art Studio San Miguel de Allende, Feb. 2015 Yes, it's sunny and we can paint outside 

Dogs of Day of the Dead in San Miguel de Allende

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We want to share with you some photos of the most adorable dogs that passed by our both Sat and Sun, Nov. 1 and 2 at the Caminarte Day of the Dead Event in Parque Juarez in San Miguel de Allende! Sophie baby   At the park with Mom  In-prompt meeting I always pay attention!  So much love! Big eyes baby  So, where next_  I love flowers... Big Boy So sweet  I love you too Something is going on....over there... Sleepy eyes  Always on the go