IT ALL BEGINS AT THE EASEL - DECEMBER 07, 2015
Photographer Jim Marx recently captured me where it all begins: at the easel.
ALBERT HANDELL AWARD - OCTOBER 23, 2015
I'm thrilled to be the recipient of the Pastel Society of America's Albert Handell Award for my painting "French Flavors in Color." The painting is featured in the 43rd Pastel Society America Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! in New York City.
ANNE LADDON NEWSLETTER FALL 2015 - OCTOBER 10, 2015
Artwork Sale & My News
FESTIVAL MOZAIC POSTER ARTIST - APRIL 29, 2015
I'm honored to be the 2015 Poster Artist for Festival Mozaic.
NORTH COUNTY KIDS TRY PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT HEARST CASTLE - APRIL 19, 2015
There's nothing that gives me greater joy than sharing my love of plein air painting.
Many thanks to Tonya Strickland and David Middlecamp for their wonderful coverage of our Kids Art Smart plein air painting classes at Hearst Castle.
CROATIA - SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Thanks to a very generous friend, I had the opportunity to visit Croatia this summer. It was a wonderful experience filled with good company and lots of painting!
LITTLE ITALY - JANUARY 26, 2014
Recent day off …. Little Italy in San Diego has a fantastic farmers market!
TURNING PASTELS TO OILS - NOVEMBER 16, 2013
Taking a Second Look
TRAVEL TO MAYNARD DIXON COUNTRY SHOW - AUGUST 31, 2013
Attending the Thunderbird Foundations' Maynard Dixon Show was a true inspiration. The artwork, the artists, and the setting were first rate. Congratulations to Cambria artist Glenn Dean who was awarded Best in Show.
LA MAISON BOHEME - APRIL 05, 2013
I'm honored to be featured in Sarah Greenman's blog La Maison Boheme.
SLO COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE - MARCH 27, 2013
I'm honored to be included in the new SLO County Visitors Guide.
To download your free copy, visit: http://www.sanluisobispocounty.com/guideform/
INSPIRED BY O'KEEFE - SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Marvelous journey ... six day trip to Ghost Ranch .... got to paint in O'Keefes front yard, tour her home and favorite painting spots. Her vision and independent spirit continue to inspire me.
PROGRESS REPORT! - AUGUST 05, 2012
I am continuing to work on several pieces at the same time .... continuing the Grand Canyon pieces alongside landscapes from Provence. I am finishing a large oil of fields near Gordes, France with a cooler palette, lots of lucsious greens ... here's the pastel study and the in-progress oil.
ANTICIPATING A GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE - JULY 30, 2012
I will be returning to the Grand Canyon on a 24-day raft trip with Jim on the oars. In anticipation of being able to paint this gorgeous place I have been doing pastel studies.
PORTFOLIO BOOK SNEAK PEAK - JULY 19, 2012
Over the course of my career I have created over 1000 paintings in oil and pastel! I have put my favorites into mini catalogue/portfolio book that will be available in the studio for $30.
Keep reading for a sneak peak!
PAINTING THE NEIGHBORHOOD - JULY 02, 2011
Chasing the Hay Baler
Fog Along the Coast
I am pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit of my work at The Bakersfield Museum: June 16, 2011 - August 29, 2011. For the past 18 months I have been working on creating a new body of work for this exhibition entitled "Celebrating Color: Impressions of the Central California Landscape."
AMONG THE HISTORIC HILLS OF ADELAIDE - SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Painting in the Heart of History
WORKING ON THE CANYON - JULY 28, 2010
Beautiful Emerald Waters, Rock & Canyon Walls
PAINTING HE GRAND CANYON FROM THE RIVER - JULY 12, 2010
Easels and Canvases through the Whitewater!
API COMES TO VISIT! - MAY 02, 2010
For over 12 years Anne has joined the painters of Alla Prima International on trips to Italy, Mexico, Spain, Maine, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.
"IT'S ABOUT THE COLOR" - THE ART OF WORKING WITH OILS - JANUARY 18, 2010
CALVES PROVIDE INSPIRATION! - DECEMBER 08, 2009
Roommates in ranch corral provide fodder for art
DISCOVERING THE RANCH - NOVEMBER 01, 2009
Paintings of Calves
HALLOWEEN AT STUDIOS - NOVEMBER 01, 2009
Chaos on Halloween Eve
GHOST RANCH PAINTING TRIP - SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
New Mexico Fall Color Palette
WOMEN IN THE ARTS EXHIBITION - AUGUST 25, 2009
Torpedo Factory Alumni Exhibit
PAINTING IN THE PARK - AUGUST 17, 2009
Pastels, Color, and Music
PAINTING SMUDGE - AUGUST 10, 2009
Portrait of Smudge the Studios Mascot
"DRAWING IN COLOR" PASTEL CLASS - SIGN UP TODAY! - JULY 31, 2009
“Drawing in Color”
Learn the Art of Working with Soft Pastels
Paint Colorful Still Lifes:
Beautiful Vegetables, Colorful Fresh Fruits, & Desserts
Special Figure Session with Costumed Models
MIGHTY CROON DOGS CONCERT - JULY 20, 2009
Painting to the Music
PAINTING IN THE PARK - JULY 12, 2009
"SALAD TO DESSERT" CLASS IN JULY - JUNE 23, 2009
I'm excited to be offering the first series of classes in Studios on the Park! Please join me to learn the art of working with soft pastels!
EXCITING NEWS! - APRIL 09, 2009
Yesterday morning, I received some very exciting news when I opened my newspaper
CHIMINEAS RANCH - APRIL 08, 2009
Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit a truly exceptional place: the Chimineas Ranch. Located approximately an hour and a half southeast of Paso Robles and just west of the Carrizo Plain, the approximately 33,000 ranch is the latest project of the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE)...
ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL - MARCH 23, 2009
I’m very excited to be the featured artist for this year’s Zinfandel Festival (March 20-22). The inspiration for my painting came during a visit to my favorite local wine store, 15 Degrees in Templeton...
LA QUINTA ARTS FESTIVAL - MARCH 19, 2009
This past weekend I attended the La Quinta Arts Festival in La Quinta, CA with my daughter. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoy the 80+ degree weather as well as some first rate art. I decided to attend because I’ve been impressed by the rapid evolution of the Festival...
WELCOME - MARCH 19, 2009
Welcome to my blog! I look forward to sharing my artistic activities and impressions with you. I hope you enjoy my work!