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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Cedar's House Art and Craft Sale

December 16, 2020 10:00 am

Cedar's House Cafe in Wissahickon is hosting a Holdiay Art and Craft Show Wednesday, Dec 16 - Thursday Dec 23.
I will have 11 oil paintings of landscapes done all around Wissahickon this past summer on display! What a great way to celebrate our beloved treasure of a forest nestled in Philadelphia. Maybe you will find that perfect little painting to remind you of everything you are grateful for! I know each time I visit the Cedar's House Cafe for a warm cup of coffee and delicious sandwich or croissant, I can feel the love and gratitude for everyone and everything around me.

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Still Life Painting

February 10, 2021 6:00 pm

Continuing Ed class at Studio Incamminati Wed nights 6-9pm starting Feb 10, 2021 - April 14, 2021.
Painting from direct observation, participants will gain more experience creating the illusion of space and light in their paintings using a full color palette. We will explore the mastery of our materials through the subject of still life painting. The purpose of this class will be twofold. Firstly, to be able to see and understand color and color mixing better. Secondly, to gain more faculty in using the brush and palette knife, learning about edges, focal paint, value/color, and composition. Classes will include demonstrations and critiques and are appropriate for all skill levels. The instructor will respond to the needs of each student and address their level of development.

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48th Annual Academy of Notre Dame Fine Art Show and Sale

January 30, 2021 5:00 pm

Get ready for a spectacular ONLINE SHOW of over 100 artists this winter starting Saturday, January 30 – Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Let's start the new year 2021 off with a bang for there is much to celebrate! I'm highlighting this year with my joyful Bacchus paintings depicting colorful characters from this mythological story. What better way to bring some playfulness and love into your home; these paintings will light you up each time you look at them (I know they do for me ^^)
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Drawing Class at Journey's Way

Hopefully we will able to resume class again in 2021!

Portrait Painting

February 7, 2021 9:00 am

Portrait Painting
Feb 7 - Mar 27, Saturdays from 9am - noon.
Repenning Fine Arts, Audubon, NJ

Students will gain experience and mastery painting the human face from life through one day and multiple day poses. We will use tools such as a skull to study the underlying structure of the head and John Asaro's "planar head" to break down the main shapes and planes of the head in order to better see and organize the structure. In this way we will slowly begin to master the complicated art of capturing a likeness!

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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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