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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Landscape Painting in FDR park

June 22, 2021 9:00 am

This class is offered through Fleisher Art Memorial. We will meet at FDR park in Philadelphia six Tuesdays starting on June 22 and ending on July 27 from 9am - 12pm.

The beauty of nature is a source of unending inspiration for the artist taking their paints outdoors. In this class you will capture the magic of the sunlight as it creates patterns of light and shadow in the landscape. Through learning to paint quickly, you will record your first impression of the moving light across the landscape. We will explore different aspects of painting outdoors such as: how to create a sense of space in your painting, high key painting, color, value, composition, editing and brushwork. You will complete one to two paintings per session.
Please bring your own easel, oil paint and two panels with grey gesso up to 8” x 10”
A full supply list, class description and registration can be found by clicking the link below for Fleisher Art Memorial.

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Forbidden Drive Live Painting and Art Sale

June 19, 2021 11:00 am

I will be doing a plein air painting on Forbidden Drive, in front of the cafè, and will have framed and unframed artwork for sale in the style of how I do it at the Rittenhouse Art Show - open air. There will also be live music outdoors in the cafè garden. If you've never been here before, you will fall in love! I'll be raffling off the painting that I'll be doing on the spot. Enjoy the delicious food offered at Cedar's House while perusing the art sale along Forbidden Drive and listening to live music. I hope to see you there! 

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Alla Prima Landscape Painting at Abington Art Center

July 15, 2021 9:00 am

Learn the technique of alla prima ~ finishing a painting in one session
Embrace the joy and fun of wet-on-wet painting
Learn the basics of color mixing and seeing color through practicing outside in nature
Learn how to select a composition
Learn how to used color, value, paint application to create the illusion of space or atmosphere
Learn the importance of editing, and edges to the focal point

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Still Life Painting and Color Study in Oil

June 8, 2021 6:00 pm

Join me at Repenning Fine Arts in Audubon, NJ on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm starting June 8 2021 and sharpen your oil painting skills. Still life painting is a wonderful way to explore all the facets of oil painting: color, value, composition, edges, brushwork, etc. We will explore different methods of painting from alla-prima to multiple day to studies. You will get a lot of personal attention in this class as I demo and help direct each person at their easel with their chosen direction. Sign up or ask more questions by calling Jim or Kristin Repenning at: (856) 310-2340

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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! Barbw:Sakiko

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