Paintings by award-winning international fine artist, painting instructor and exhibition juror Anthony Whiting
New Painting Classes in March
Anthony leading a painting workshop at the Art Center Cooperative at The Landing, Jacksonville, FL.
Current exhibitions in which Anthony's paintings are included:
The Plantation Artists Guild at the Omni Hotel
Art Guild and Gallery in Amelia Island.
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
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:
The next scheduled painting course this year by Anthony is for
both beginner and intermediate level students, 3 hours per class on
six Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, March 24, 31 and April 7, 14,
21, 28. The course will be held in the classroom at the new
Hobby Lobby store conveniently located at 4972 Town Center Pkwy,
Jacksonville, FL 32246.
The course consists of: demonstrations with acrylic paints, best brush
strokes to use, mixing paints, new painting techniques, simplified color
theory, choosing succesful and impactful color schemes, producing
textures in paintings, achieving good composition, the importance of establishing a successful center of interest, 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
Prohibited during classes: producing masterpieces! Classes are for
learning, learning, learning. But -- students are encouraged to produce
masterpieces after classes to be reviewed in a subsequent class or,
at any time after the course ends -- yes, even months after.
The instruction fee for the course is $195. Materials and paints are at students’ expense. A list of materials and paint colors can be found
on this website by scrolling down on the “CLASSES” tab above. Paints
that a student may already have that are similar to those listed are fine.
A registration fee of $50 is required to secure your place in the course
and can be paid conveniently by credit card on this Whiting Studios
website on the "CLASSES" page or by cash or check mailed to Anthony
at 2238 Twin Pines Circle West, Jacksonville, FL 32246. Fees for the course itself can be paid by cash or check at first class, less the
registration fee. Class size is limited so please register early.
"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!
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