New Painting Classes

"Colors Above and Beyond", acrylic, 18" x 18".


One of the devices available to artists for enhancing the

resulting painting is the principle of contrast. In this painting, I've contrasted a busy portion of the image

with a quiet portion of the image -- as opposed to,

for example, having the painting be busy all over.

That works well to make this painting more impactful

than it would be otherwise!

Welcome to Anthony Whiting's website!​

Current exhibitions in which Anthony's                           paintings are included:

​​​​     The Plantation Artists Guild at the Omni Hotel

    Art Guild and Gallery in Amelia Island.

GET IN TOUCH

​​​​​Anthony is a prize-winning professional artist, painting instructor and art exhibition juror who has worked internationally as an architect in the past but in recent years has devoted himself entirely to painting, teaching and art exhibitions.  Inspiration for his painting comes from nature in all its forms -- floral, birds, animal, aquatic life and geological formations.  One of Anthony's favorite quotes:  "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."  - Frank Lloyd Wright​​​


Anthony was the proud recipient of the brAIDS ARTreach 2006 First Prize award for his painting “Lilly Pond Treasure” In Jacksonville, FL and was the signature artist the following year. He also received the Best of Show 2013 Award at the Art-On-The-Green Show in 2013.   We invite you to visit numerous images of Anthony's artwork under the "Portfolio" tab.​​​  Many of his paintings have been in one-man and group exhibitions in England and the East coast of the US.

To learn about Anthony's upcoming exhibition openings and/or painting classes and workshops please provide your email address.  We promise not to sell, or make known your email address to anybody.  You may cancel your listing with us at any time.​​  If you have specific questions or comments, please contact us using the form on the Ordering page.

​    ​​​​Painting Instruction by Anthony

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JUST ANNOUNCED:  Next Painting Classes by Anthony for Beginner Level Students to be at the brand new Hobby Lobby

store classrooom at Town Center, 4972 Town Center Pkwy.

The course consists of 6 classes from 6:00pm to 8:00pm every Thursday starting Oct 19th  (except for Nov 23rd due to Thanksgiving).   Included: demonstrations, best brush strokes to use, mixing paints, new painting techniques, simplified color theory, choosing successful and impactful color schemes, producing textures in paintings, achieving good composition, one-on-one coaching and informational handouts. Drawing skills not required. Bring photos you would like as reference for painting exercises or use photos provided in class.  

Prohibited during classes: producing masterpieces!  Classes are

for learning, learning, learning – masterpieces may be produced after class time!  


The workshop instruction fee is $190 due at beginning of the first day, less preregistration fee of $50 required by credit card to Anthony through this website or by check to 2238 Twin Pines Cir W, Jacksonville, FL 32246.  ​Email awhiting@whitingstudios.com or call 904-234-1422 with any questions.  Class size is limited.  Paints and other items are to be provided by the students.  Please see the Classes tab above and scroll down for a list of paint colors and items needed in class.


                                                                                                                                                                               

Paintings by award-winning international fine artist, painting instructor and exhibition juror Anthony Whiting

​Whiting Studios

Anthony leading a painting workshop at the Art Center Cooperative at The Landing, Jacksonville, FL.

Current works

 


NEWS RELEASE:     The company Expertise, LLC in Seattle, WA  announced that having examined 178 painting and drawing teachers in Jacksonville, FL , they selected Anthony's company, Whiting Studios, to be among the top 9 painting and drawing teachers in this city.  Expertise, LLC specializes in helping connect people with experts in their community by

examining the best local professionals in US cities.   Their website is www.expertise.com.











Anthony is especially well qualified to teach painting in view of 40 years' experience teaching beginner and intermediate level students in 
London, England while working there as an architect and later in Connecticut where as a professional artist he taught painting classes.  Anthony's extensive teaching experience just in the Jacksonville area includes:


  •    Adult education classes at Fletcher High School
  •    The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
  •    A private art gallery
  •    Several major art stores
  •    Artists Guild of Orange Park
  •    The University of North Florida OLLI program
  •    Presentations for The Plantation Artists Guild in Amelia Island
  •    The Art Center Cooperative in Jacksonville
  •    A workshop at the Island Art Association in Fernandina Beach
  •    Cypress Village