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Comments after the Cold Wax Medium Workshop at The Vienna Arts Society – September 2019

I want to share some comments from the last workshop I did at The Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA. It was a lovely group of dedicated artists who were very excited about Cold Wax Medium and oil. I will return for a week-long workshop where we can really go deeper. I’m looking forward to it!  Thank you fellow artists for your supportive comments!

“This workshop was so enjoyable – nobody wanted to leave!  I learned so much and will continue working on abstract compositions. I loved abstracting my landscapes and the cold wax added so much to the painting. I definitely will continue learning, working and experimenting with this medium! Love it!  Hopefully you’ll come back up to teach!”  NS

“Rachael, as a teacher, you are so patient, kind, and inspiring!  You challenged us in ways I have not worked in years with my own art!  I am so proud of the work I created- even if it isn’t quite there yet!  I am so grateful for your guidance and positivity about our work.  i know that the learning I experienced will carry over into my teaching and I am even more grateful for that!!  Thank you a million times and I hope you come back for a week in the summer… when I can attend! :)”    PC

“And may I also say what an extraordinary teacher Rachel is!  She is SO talented and such a terrific teacher.  She was so accommodating to each of us and met us where we are in our artistic journey.  She patiently answered every question and made such insightful suggestions.  I can’t wait to take another glass with her.”  SH

“Rachael, thank you for a great workshop!  I keep staring at my work, itching to carry it forward, when I’m not thinking “Wow!  I did THAT?!  ME?!“ What a crazy cool medium.”    MS

“Your workshop was informative, inspiring, and fun, and I appreciated your generosity in sharing your knowledge and insights about the cold wax process, and painting and design. I do hope that I am able to take another workshop or class with you! “ LM

“Rachael, thanks so very much for teaching  us so many new techniques using cold wax and oil. Your class was interesting , fun and so inspiring. Thanks again for giving us your all!” HL

“Still reveling in all the “learning” from your class this weekend. You are a fabulous teacher and can’t wait to take another class with you!!”   SH

“Thank YOU Rachael! I learned so much and was so grateful to be able to try so many different techniques in such a short amount of time.”  KL

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Taught Cold Wax Medium Workshop at The Vienna Arts Society in VA, Sept. 28/29, 2019

The Vienna Arts Society who took my 2-day Cold Wax Medium Workshop. What a joy it was! Great women, great artists!

I just returned from teaching a 2-day workshop to a fabulous group of artists from The Vienna Arts Society in Vienna, VA near D.C. It was a beginning intro to Cold Wax Medium by Gamblin Oil.   They did such beautiful work. They learned many new techniques and ways of painting with oil that only Cold Wax allows you to do. There are printmaking techniques, scraping, stenciling, drawing, brayering, reductive/removal techniques, painting, glazing and much more. It’s so fascinating to work with. I love it!  I hope to return to Vienna to teach for a week-long workshop.

In this workshop we focused on abstraction using the landscape as a jumping off point. Here is some of the beautiful work they created. In  two days, you cannot expect to get finished art but many actually did just that!  They were ready to frame!  Way to go ladies! See below for more photos.

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Women’s Trip to Italy – May 23-30, 2020!

A toast to a Cortona sunset after a long day of painting and traveling with great women!

Hello Artists!

I’d love to have you join me for a week in Tuscany — in Cortona, Italy to be precise! Come for a week of plein-air painting, hiking, eating amazing food, taking wonderful photos, wine tastings, seeing world class art the Uffizi in Florence, making new friends and generally having a creative trip that will inspire and excite you for years to come!

Cortona, home of “Under the Tuscan Sun” fame, is a beautiful medieval city up on a hillside that overlooks the Chiana Valley. We will stay in a villa that is walking distance to the village which has many beautiful shops, restaurants, churches, museums and picturesque views to photograph and paint. The village is a lively town full of locals and tourists all mingling in the piazzas each day and evening enjoying the gorgeous views from each angle, the cobblestone streets, pealing church bells and delicious pasta dishes at the many open air restaurants.

We will paint in different locations close to the villa and in town. I teach in both acrylic and oil and will meet every artist where they are to encourage their own individual style and voice–from realism to abstraction. All painting levels are welcome and if you are someone who likes to work in pen and ink, pencil, pastel etc…I encourage you to work in whatever medium you feel comfortable in with the understanding that I will only be teaching acrylic and oil. This is YOUR Artistic Adventure Abroad and I am here to help you fine and create your vision.

The food is always amazing, the villa has outstanding views and the camaraderie is life-changing! Painting there in Italy is a sensual delight–the smells, the sounds, the sites…it’s something everyone should experience at least once in their life!

I am now accepting deposits to hold your spot. I have attached a two-page flyer with more information below–please click further to see. Let me know if you have any questions.

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“Renew” – A Creative, Spiritual Retreat for Women:

Spring is the perfect time to revisit and reignite the creative spirit that lives within us. Check-out from your daily life and check-in to a beautiful, nourishing environment designed to renew your mind, heart, body and soul. This will be a time to explore what inspires us, clarify our spiritual connections and delve into painting from a prayerful point of view. “Renew” is about examining what creativity means at this juncture of our lives. What does God say about creativity? Why are we given these gifts? What have other women taught us along the way? Where are we to go from here?

These are some of the questions we will explore with Reverend Betty L. Proctor and artist Rachael McCampbell for a spring retreat focused on exploring the mysteries and blessings of the creative gifts we possess. For 3 nights and 4 days, delve into your spirituality through the painting process, journaling, nature walks and intimate circles with other creative and curious women. Betty Proctor, an accomplished speaker and a gifted leader, is the pastor at Hillsboro United Methodist Church of Leiper’s Fork, TN. Rachael McCampbell brings 35 years of experience as a professional artist to this retreat along with years of teaching art, writing and leading groups on annual painting trips to Europe and headlining painting workshops in the US.

Beersheba Springs, TN is a gorgeous area on the Cumberland Plateau with distant views, waterfalls, beautiful hikes and cool fresh air that enlivens the soul. The historic and charming Beersheba Springs Assembly, built in 1854, is the centerpiece of this small community. Each guest will have their own private room and bath plus 10 full meals and snacks while on this retreat. The group will gather for vespers outside and/or in the chapel each morning, meet for circle gatherings for lessons, journaling and conversation, followed by painting, silent walks in nature, painting some more and finally joining around a campfire in the evening to recap each day. This will be a time of creative exploration, resting, learning, growing in your faith combined with lots of laughter as friendships will be made to last a lifetime.

Space is very limited, so if you are interested, contact Rachael soon. She is accepting $200 non-refundable deposits now to hold your place. To register and sign-up, contact Rachael McCampbell. Email: rachael@rachaelmccampbell.com

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Private Consulations

Private Consultations

McCampbell Offers Private Lessons and Art Consultations

Sometimes you get stuck as an artist. You don’t know what to do next. Perhaps you cant’ solve an issue with your composition or you can’t figure out how to mix your colors, or you are having trouble figuring out the order in which to approach a painting, and you need someone to guide you through it. If a house call with a professional artist would help, then Rachael McCampbell is here to accommodate you and get your art moving to the next level.

Rachael is an accomplished artist with over 35 years experience.  She is also a recognized Gamblin Workshop Instructor and a Golden Art Educator. She leads workshops for Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors, teaching techniques in oil and also in acrylic both in the United States and abroad in Europe.

 

Cost for a private art lesson at McCampbell’s studio in Franklin, TN or online:  $125/hour

Cost for a private art lesson at client’s home: $150/hour plus drive time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Offerings: New Women’s Retreat and Private Consultations

Learn about a new women’s spiritual retreat, “Renew,” next spring in 2020 at Beersheba Springs, TN. Rachael McCampbell is partnering with Reverend Betty L. Proctor for a 3 night/4 day retreat to reconnect with our creativity and revitalize our souls through fellowship in a gorgeous natural setting on the Cumberland Plateau. For information about this retreat click on Artistic Adventures of the Soul. 

Over the years of teaching, Rachael McCampbell has had many requests for private discussions about art outside the classroom setting for artists who want 100% of her attention. She is now offering these private sessions to discuss individual artists’ art either in person or online. To learn more, please go to her Private Consultations page.

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Artistic Adventures of the Soul “Renew” – A Retreat for Women

Spring is the perfect time to revisit and reignite the creative spirt that lives within us. Take a break from your daily life, get away and check-in to a beautiful, nourishing environment designed to renew your mind, heart, body and soul. This will be a time to explore what inspires us, clarify our spiritual connections and delve into painting from a prayerful point of view. “Renew” is about examining what creativity means at this juncture of our lives. What does God say about creativity? Why are we given these gifts? What have other women taught us along the way? Where are we to go from here?

These are some of the questions we will explore with Reverend Betty L. Proctor and artist Rachael McCampbell for a spring retreat focused on exploring the mysteries and blessings of the creative gifts we possess. For 3 nights and 4 days, delve into your spirituality through the painting process, journaling, nature walks and intimate circles with other creative and curious women. Betty Proctor, an accomplished speaker and a gifted leader, is the pastor at United Methodist Church of Leiper’s Fork, TN. Rachael McCampbell brings her 35 years experience as a professional artist to this retreat along with years of teaching art, writing and leading groups on annual painting trips to Europe and headlining painting workshops in the US.

Beersheba Springs, TN is a gorgeous spot on the Cumberland Plateau with distant views, waterfalls, beautiful hikes and cool fresh air that enlivens the soul. The historic Beersheba Springs Assembly, built in 1854, is the centerpiece of this small community. Each guest will have their own private room and bath plus 10 full meals and snacks while on this retreat. The group will meet for vespers outside and in the chapel, meet for circle gatherings, paint, go on silent walks, and join around a campfire at night to recap each day. There will be creative exploration, journaling, hiking, resting and lots of laughter and friendships made to last a lifetime.

Space is very limited, so if you are interested, contact Rachael soon. She is accepting $200 non-refundable deposits now to hold your place. To register and sign-up, contact Rachael McCampbell. Email: rachael@rachaelmccampbell.com

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3-D Painting on Metal Mobius Strip – “Flowings”

This is a video showing a 3-D painting I designed and created called “Flowings” on a metal mobius strip. It’s oil paint – 5 1/2′ w x 18″ h x 3′ deep. It turns 360 degrees and can be seen from the inside and out. It’s an infinity painting and never ends. I painted this to benefit The Harpeth River Conservancy in Nashville, Tennessee . 

I have loved painting this piece about water. It tells a story of water flowing through the atmosphere, to the mountains and streams all the way to the ocean and back. Water is one of our most precious resources and we need to protect it. The Harpeth River Conservancy protects the waters in middle Tennessee. They do such great work. The majority of the money raised to purchase this piece will go to the  non-profit. I’m honored to get to support The Harpeth River Conservancy in this way.

“Flowings” will sell this fall. If you have any interest in purchasing this original work of art, please let me know.

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Art Sale to Benefit The Land Trust For Tennessee

This is a collection of landscape paintings that I painted for an exhibit called, “Illuminated Landscapes,” which benefits The Land Trust for Tennessee. They were exhibited in Franklin, TN in April 2019 for 2 weeks. If you weren’t able to attend this art show, I invite you to peruse this page and see if there are any original works of art that might interest you. THIS SALE ENDS MID-OCTOBER 2019!

Remember, your purchase directly benefits an outstanding non-profit that protects our open spaces, parks, family farms, forests and historic landscapes in Tennessee. They are crucial to keeping our state beautiful and environmentally healthy. Please contact me if you would like to know the prices of any of these paintings.

Thank you for supporting the arts and The Land Trust For Tennessee!

Rachael McCampbell 

For all inquiries, contact Rachael McCampbell Art Studio: Tel: 310-569-8040 or email: rachael@rachaelmccampbell.com

 

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Annual Art Studio Sale!

Join me for my annual studio sale Oct. 19 & 20th, where I pull out original artwork, from finished paintings to sketches on paper, from greeting cards to demos I painted in art classes and more. There will be something for everyone. I have a limited space to work in and need to make room for new work.

So, come on down to my studio in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, enjoy some nibbles and libations and spend time looking at art. Afterwards, make your way into the village  (you can throw a rock at it from my studio) to see more art, antiques etc… The Copper Fox Gallery in Leiper’s Fork  also shows my artwork so please check them out too–they have gorgeous artisan works!

I hope to see you on October 19 or 20th – Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5. For more details, see the flyer. And thank you for supporting the arts!

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