Barbara Zanelli

Selected pieces are available in high quality digital prints in any size up to 2x the original dimensions and can be sent anywhere in the world! Please contact the artist at or call 267-975-6253 if you wish to order or make any other inquiries.

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Portrait Painting Demo

February 19, 2020 1:00 pm

I am invited to be a guest artist at the Delaware Valley Art League monthly meeting on Wed, Feb 19 to demonstrate the start of a portrait. I will be painting in oil and the demo is free and open to the public and will last about an hour and a half. Come join us!

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Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop

February 24, 2020 9:00 am

I will be giving a one day workshop in painting the portrait at the Delaware Valley Art League! We will use a full color palette of oil colors (or whatever medium you're comfortable with) to capture the mood and the likeness of our sitter in one session. Our focus will be on accurate anatomy as we build structure starting from large shapes; as well as enjoying the process of learning to see and use color more freely.
The workshop is on Feb 24, 2020 from 9 - 3pm. The fee is $50 and you can register at

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Academy of Notre Dame Fine Art Sale

January 31, 2020 6:00 pm

This Fine Art Show & Sale features over 100 artists and works in a variety of mediums, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, ceramics, metals, and glass. The exhibition is free and open to the public from Saturday, February 1 - Sunday, February 9, 2020. A ticketed Preview Party & Sale with the Artists takes place on Friday, January 31, 2020.
I will have 6 - 12 large and small size oil paintings on display, as well as high quality digital prints for sale.

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BucksMont Art League

February 18, 2020 6:00 pm

I will be doing a one hour portrait demo in oil at the BucksMont Art League on Feb 18 from 6 - 8pm.
The meeting starts at 6pm, and I will start my demo at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974

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Small Works Show

February 15, 2020 12:00 am

There is still time to check out Frameworks Studio and Gallery annual Small Works Show. I have three oil paintings of fall themed landscapes in the show which will be there until Feb 15, 2020.
Happy New Year!

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"The Continuum of Western Painting"

An article I wrote for the Villa Rossa Voice, Syracuse University's newsletter in Florence. Read about how my experience studying art history and painting in Florence, Italy in 1998 changed my life.
Click on Fall-Spring 2017, download, and go to page 13. Enjoy!

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