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.
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.
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.
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!
For all inquiries, contact Rachael McCampbell Art Studio: Tel: 310-569-8040 or email: email@example.com
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!
Hello Painters! Do you want to grow as a landscape painter and find your voice? Come paint with me for 5 mornings at Plaza in Nashville. This is a class to study the landscape but also to go deeper as artists — to take your painting to that next level. Individual critiques and meetings about your work is part of this class. Contact me with any questions about this course and come have FUN WITH ART!
Join me for a 2-Day Workshop exploring all the fascinating things you can do with Cold Wax Medium by Gamblin!
Cold Wax Medium is a wonderful product that lends itself to creating many beautiful effects with with oil paints. We will work on painting abstracts and/or abstracted landscapes. I will demonstrate the many different ways you can apply Cold Wax medium from layering, to printmaking techniques, to carving back in — reductive techniques and more. You can achieve a wide range of surfaces from mystical, atmospheric paintings to bright, highly textured paintings.
Gamblin is generously supplying the oil paints and cold wax medium materials we will use for this class. Other materials needed will be emailed to you upon registration. This class is $300 and you can register with The Vienna Arts Society–email: artcenter@ViennaArtsSociety.org.
Win This Oil Painting By Coming To My Upcoming Exhibit!
You have a chance to win this painting simply by coming to see this show. This is the study for the larger painting that’s on the cover of the invitation for “Illuminating Landscapes,” a solo show that benefits The Land Trust for Tennessee. It’s 12″ x 16,” oil on panel. Just come to the exhibit, sign up and the drawing will be held at the end of the exhibit. The drawing will be videotaped and posted on Facebook April 29th. So come on over to Franklin, TN for this chance to win original art by Rachael McCampbell.
Please come join us for an afternoon of celebration and art!
The Land Trust for Tennessee has protected our open spaces for over 20 years now! From family farms, to city parks, to forests spanning thousands of acres, the work of The Land Trust has a lasting impact on people and places from Memphis to Johnson City.
Having grown up on a farm in East Tennessee, I have always felt a strong connection to the land. I was fortunate enough to grow up on a beautiful farm with views of both the Cumberland Plateau and the Smoky Mountains. A branch of the Tennessee River ran through part of it–the rolling hills and forests were stunning. In about 1983, our farm was taken by the county to build a large industrial park. As our farm was like a third parent to me, this event deeply affected me. It was a huge loss to see this beautiful property get demolished and covered over with roads and commercial buildings. I wish it had been preserved. That’s why I want to help the Land Trust of Tennessee continue its good work. They are committed to helping our state make wise choices for land preservation. Development is inevitable but there are smart ways to do it while still considering the needs of our flora and fauna, keeping clean water sources and aesthetic views. I was honored by this invitation to paint a series of paintings inspired by these protected lands. I have enjoyed painting streams, fields, skies and buildings too for this exhibit. Tennessee has breathtaking views wherever you go. We are blessed by the natural beauty that surrounds us–my prayer is that we can hang on to these lands for our children’s children.
A portion of the sales of my art will benefit the Land Trust. So please come to this event at Westhaven Realty, 1001 Westhaven Blvd. Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37064 to see my latest works.
Reception: April 14th, 3 -6 pm at Westhaven Realty (McCampbell will be there from 1 – 6 pm)
Show dates: April 14 – 28, 2019, Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 1 -6 pm
Thank you to The Copper Fox Gallery for a wonderful opening reception of my newest paintings, “Skyscapes Reimagined” on November 17th.
There were wonderful friends who came to cheer me on and to see my newest work and a lot of people I had never met. I really appreciated everyone showing up to support the arts in that way!
My paintings will be on view this month, December 2018, so please come on by the gallery. Address: The Copper Fox Gallery, 4136 Old Hillsboro Road. Hours: Monday- 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-5. And Happy Holidays!!!!
TO SEE MORE PICS FROM THE OPENING BY RON MANVILLE, PLEASE READ MORE…..