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: 

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.

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

www.OutdoorPainter.com/artist-profiles/painting-fields of lavender.html

 www.judsonsart.com/artist as they featured my Yosemite painting workshop, see

 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, open studios and local wineries.   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. Her beautiful painting titled "Wildflower path to Spring Lake" was on the Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education Spring Catalog.  Check out her next FALL short courses in painting and sketching!

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. Donna's paintings are exhibited in galleries in California and Arizona and Chicago.

My painting " Solitude was selected to be on the Spring 2014 Cover of the Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education catalog which will arrive soon. 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.

 

             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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