Donna DeLaBriandais, A.I.S. Oil and Watercolor Sonoma County, California Wine Country Impressionist PleinAir artist - 2014 (c)
     
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Sonoma County, California
Plein Air Impressionist Painter:  A Signature member in the American Impressionist Society and member of California Art Club.
 

UPDATES: Two Upcoming Exhibits:

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation "Splendor of Autumn Oil Paintings" Exhibit runs October 5th - December 22.

The address is 900 Sanford Rd. off Occidental Rd. Santa Rosa in Heron Hall to view my new paintings of the Laguna, creeks and waterways that lead to the Laguna, with Russian River and Bodega bay. Also take time to see the interesting working farm and enviromental grounds.  www.lagunafoundation.org for more details.

Regular Hours for the Laguna center:  Mon-Thurs. 9-5 pm and monthly 2nd Saturday, 10 am-3 pm you can view the artwork and visit the grounds.  It is best to call during the week as sometime the gallery space is being used for meetings:  707-527-9277. Best time is on 2nd Saturday of the month as that is their OPEN HOUSE days.

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Sonoma County "Artrails" open studio #140, Sat. & Sun. October 11, 12, 18, 19, 10 am - 5:pm.  Come visit my studio in the wine country of Sonoma County.  Visit on line web site for location and view all of the other juried artists in this free program of "Artists Studios" where you can come to the artists studio and purchase if you like.  Free catalogs available on line or at local art stores or the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on High Street in Sebastopol. www.sonomacountyarttrails.org for map and addresses.  This is a free, self guided fun road trip.

 News:

Plein air magazine "OutdoorPainter.com",  featured my artwork August 2012 with Outdoor Painter.  I was also featured with the Mendocino Plein air Paintout in September 2013. I will once again  participate in this 2014 event.

www.OutdoorPainter.com/Mendocino-Open-Paint-Out.html  then click on tab Mendocino

http://www.outdoorpainter.com/PaintingFieldsofLavenderHomeofPleinAirMagazine

 http://www.judsonsart.com/featured-artist as they featured my Yosemite painting workshop, see August 2012 featured artist on Judson's web site. 

 SELECTED COLLECTORS:  Kaiser Permanente, University of San Francisco, Cardiology Assoc. Art collection Rohnert Park, Plein air Magazine collection, American Shield, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation,Charles Schulz private Collection, several So.Co. wineries, Shambahala Retreat Center, private collections in France, England, Italy, New Zealand and the United States.

http://donnasfineart.com/Donna%20DeLaBriandais%2C%20painting%20in%20the%20Lavender%20field.JPG

 


This is one of my favorite images
 

ART BACKGROUND

Donna's art background includes the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a summer at LaRomita School of Art in Italy.  She received her BA degree from the University of San Francisco.  She is a professional artist with her signature membership in the American Impressionist society and also a member of the California Art Club.  She exhibits her work in galleries, juried exhibits, wineries and her"Artrails" open studio, each second and third weekend in October.   Donna enjoys teaching drawing and painting through the Santa Rosa Junior College and various art centers.  She is a longtime teacher and painter in oil, watercolor and drawing.

Click on her WORKSHOP pages on the upper left for upcoming workshops in watercolor, oil or drawing.  Donna is a contributor of articles on painting in art magazines and was included as a "Spotlight"with Southwest Art magazine in 2008.  Also one of her paintings was selected in the juried art collectors book by Alcove publisher, titled:  The American Art Collector - West.

Donna DeLaBriandais is a third generation native of Santa Rosa, California.  She finds inspiration for her paintings in Sonoma County and the north bay. Donna's landscape paintings reflect the beauty of the area.  Her style is painterly and spontaneous, as she expresses her impression of the subject.

 

My painting " Solitude is on the Spring 2014 Cover of the Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education catalog. The below cover was selected for 2011.

http://donnasfineart.com/images/jc2011springcover.jpg

 

 

Sunset is the best time for me to paint in the Lavender fields at Matanzas Winery. You can purchase a print of one of my paintings in their tasting room.

 

             Plein air painting is a french term for painting on location in the open air.

The impressionists painted on location or en plein air......My favorite time to paint is late evening when the sun is low and the shadows are long.


August 2012 link.


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