Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Portrait Sketches at the South Street Gallery

Saturday December 19th South Street Gallery held another portrait event in their wonderful gallery. I painted along with Jane Flavell Collins and Vcevy Strekalovsky. Vcevy did pencil sketchs, Jane did pastel and charcoal and I did oils. We made a great team and had a very busy day with people coming in all day. I painted a total of eight portraits between 11 - 4pm.

Most of these portraits were painted within a 1/2 hour so they are just sketches and not formal portraits. You could have them framed at the gallery. These made wonderful Christmas presents for loved ones.

The pencil portait is of Jane by Vcevy, and the charcoal is by Jane. Great job guys!

I would love to do more of these!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Red Easel Online Magazine

I was chosen Artist of the Month for online magazine "Red Easel". This is a widely seen site used by many artists and collectors! I am so excited to be part of this incredible magazine!!! Go to www.redeasel.com to read all about it!

Things have really been going well with many sales and commissions. Looks like it's going to be a great holiday after all!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

77th Annual Moonlight and Miracles

I was lucky to join fellow artists Jen Kelly, who put this event together, Diane Scott, Vincent Crotty and Karl Nestleberger at the Marriot Hotel in Quincy for the 77th Annual Moonlight and Miracles Gala to raise funds for cancer awareness. Jen had prints of our work made into cards to sell for this wonderful event. Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox and Lisa Hughes of WBZ News were the celebrities on hand to support the South Shore Hospital. Jerry Bennett and the Sultans of Swing was the band and they were incredible. The whole place was rocking! What a great time!

Art Exhibition in Abington

Sean Flood (www.seanfloodart.com) welcomed me to join his friends in an exhibition that included a great jazz band in her home town of Abington.
Friends from all over came to see this ecclectic group of artists. This was something you think you would find in the city yet it was less than 2 miles from my house on the fourth floor of an old warehouse. I sold my painting "Springtime at the Trinity". This was a great way to spend my birthday!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Got-Art? Opening Night

Thursday night was the opening for a wonderful show in Holliston, Ma by Got-Art? I was greeted by gallery director Julie Jenkins and her amazing energy in a wonderful historical barn lit up like a christmas tree. Many people came out to see the show with quite a few of them leaving with art in hand from this 4 day show.
I was really impressed with a young artist named Sean Flood who painted some great large cityscapes. Turns out he has a studio in Abington! Now how come I never heard of him before the show. I can't wait to see the work he produces as he matures!
There was food and music and great art to be had! I really enjoyed myself and felt grateful to had been invited to such an eclectic show

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Berkshires

I visited the Berkshires with my friend Sandra Pollock to paint and see the local museums. On our trip there, we decided to stop at the Hancock Shaker Village. I had never been there and was really impressed by the beauty there. The weather was perfect with big puffy clouds in the sky.

We spent the whole afternoon there and took many pictures. The light was incredible!

The next day, we found a beautiful natural wonder at the Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams. America's only white marble dam. The water carved the natural bridge and formed these beautiful formations in the rocks. Many names from years ago were carved into many of these!

After lunch, we visited the Clark Museum where many Homers, Sargents and Bouguereaus were. I was so impressed by the beauty and quality of their paintings. We stayed mesmerized for about 4 hours. I would definately go back. The Williams Art Center hosted a Prendergast exhibit. We made it there just in time to see it. I am not a watercolor person, but I loved his body of work.

The next day we got a painting in from the road behind our hotel. We decided to head home after that and try to find another painting spot. We made it to Historic Deerfield and decided to head home after that.

It was a really great week.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Plymouth Stroll

Sunday was Plymouth's Stroll. Art galleries and artists were strutting their stuff. I painted outside Class Arts and Antiques where I display a lot of my work. I painted with Bob Beaulieu and Mareen Brookfield. The weather was fantastic and we had a really great day.

Our hope was to bring attention to this new wonderful gallery. I sold a painting that day and one last week there. Please visit them if you are in the area.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Marshfield Fair 09

We did our annual trek to the Marshfield Fair on Thursday.
The weather was cool and we had a great time. By the time we arrived home, we were completely exhausted.
Our favorite event was the demo derby where we each pick our favorite car to win. My cars made the top 3 in every race.
That's me on the remix in the blue shirt. Never again!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rockport Plein Air

The heat made for a great day to paint at the beach. So, because I had to deliver to the Rockport Art Association in Rockport, guess where I painted?

Painting Plein Air for the Hearle Gallery in Chatham

Things have been crazy busy!!! After painting in Rhode Island for the opening of the Lily Pad, I headed down to Chatham to paint plein air for the week. I left for the Cape early Monday morning and painted till Weds. evening. Thursday I went back down and delivered my work. That evening, the Hearle Gallery had a lovely function for the artists participating in the show opening Saturday. It was great to see a lot of my artist buddies there.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Guild of Boston Artists

The Guild of Boston Artist had it's opening for the annual New England Representational Painting Competition. Dianne's painting "The Rock" 120 x 30, oil was included in this impressive roster of artwork. the "New England Representational Painting Competition" is a regional, juried exhibition featuring the best of representational painting by both emergin and established artists living in New England.

It was fun to see my mentor Robert Douglas Hunter along with his wife Elizabeth and meeting for the first time his daughter Kate, who had a painting in the show as well.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wollaston Beach at Sunset

Both Kacie and Glenn were home with a stomach bug, so I headed to beautiful Wollaston Beach and painted two canvases. I sold the first one off the easel. That warmed me up to paint the second one, this beautiful sunset. Sunsets are difficult to paint because it changes so quickly. You basically have 10 minutes before it is gone.

Friday, July 24, 2009

"Alla Prima" Portrait

This is a quick portrait I did of my cousin's daughter Kym, from Quebec, who has been living with us. She sat pretty well for a 13 year old. I am happy with the result and she will have a nice souvenir of her stay with us! The picture with Kym in it was taken the next day, so her hair is a little bit different.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Susan Powell Plein Air Painting Event

I left my house very early in the am to paint in Madison, CT for Susan Powell Fine Art's Plein Air Event. I found a beach before 9 am and made myself very happy there. My first painting didn't go so well....the tide went out very quickly. That only warmed me up for my next painting. I am quite happy with how it went. By the time I got home, I was extremely tired. Especially since I painted all day in Boston the day before!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Painting Beacon Hill

It was the perfect day to head into Boston and paint on the Charles River. Not too much wind and not too hot. Because they are repairing the bridge, I didn't get to stand in my favorite place, but I am happy with what I have.

New Hampshire Vacation 09

We were lucky and had a great week of weather with only a little rain. Forgot my Alizarin Crimson but managed 5 paintings all week. It was really great to get away!

We spent the first day in North Conway. After we saw this beautiful view, we went to Diana's Bath. The water was really flowing and was really freezing!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Braintree's 4th Celebration

My family took our annual trek to Braintree to enjoy the 4th of July Celebration with our new roomie, my cousin's daughter Kim from Quebec. We love to be outside in the evening while trying to see how many of our old classmates we can still recognize. The rain forced the fireworks to the next evening and made for double the fun! It started to rain just as the fireworks hit the finale. It was a great way to show our Canadian relative how we celebrate our great country.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Duxbury Class Paints Seaside Garden

Katherine Smit was nice enough to think about my class and invite me to paint at a friend's beautiful garden. I think my students painted their best paintings to date! What a great day...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Student Blogs About Class

One of my students Amy Davies, a wonderful photographer and artist, wrote a wonderful blog about our Friday am class in Plymouth. She added some great photos as well.

Go to whereareamyandiannow.blogspot to read all about it!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wicked Local Plymouth Newspaper Article

The Plymouth Art Guild used a photo of "The Rock" in the Wicked Local Plymouth Newspaper to advertise their classes and upcoming events. Go to:
http://www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth/lifestyle/x1083520146/This-week-at-the-PCA-Kids-camp-art to see it.

Black Rock Country Club in Hingham Invitation

A celebration of Fine Design to Benefit the Food Pantries
Open House - Saturday, May 30 and Sunday May 31, 12 - 4, 4 Raynor Drive, Hingham, Ma
for Invitation go to http://www.blackrockresidential.com/ or

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Day with Richard Schmid and the Putney Painters

I was lucky enough to have been invited to spend the day with Richard Schmid and the Putney Painters for a lovely day in Bellows Falls. They were a warm and generous group. I felt that I learned a lot and was totally inspired to continue to try to create beautiful paintings.
Thanks to you all!

Sorry about the sound on the video. Its a new camera and I'm still not sure how to use it.


Empty Easel
- Location: http://www.emptyeasel.com/
Thursday May 26, 2009, Empty Easel will once again publish an article by Dianne. This one is called, "The Many Benefits of Painting Different Subjects"!Read about Dianne's trips to Bermuda! This is a wonderful online magazine that is very helpful to artists. Go to: http://emptyeasel.com/2009/03/06/my-bermuda-plein-air-painting-trip/ to read it.

Arnould Gallery - Location: 11 Washington Street, Marblehead, Ma Event Dates: 5/20/2009 - 7/6/2009
Invited artists will spread out and paint all of Marblehead on May 20, 21 and 22 and display their work for a reception Friday May 22 rain or shine. Come and watch the artists paint the beautiful scenery and see it displayed for Memorial Day Weekend.

Bryan Memorial Gallery - Location: 180 Main St, Jeffersonville, VT The New England Plein Air Painters will again paint the beautiful area of Jeffersonville during the year and will exhibit their finished paintings later in the year.

Copley Society - Location: 158 Newbury Street, Boston, Ma Event Dates: 5/4/2009 - 7/1/2009

CoSo Artists Release: The Copley Society of art is proud to present CoSo Artists "Echo" small painting show, an exhibition of small artworks by our membership. Dozens of artists' small paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints are for sale - perfect additions to growing art collections. Work from all mediums is represented, and styles range from traditional to contemporary.

Rockport Art Association - Location: Rockport, Ma Event Dates: 5/13/2009 - 7/13/2009

Member's Spring Edition ShowExhibiting Membership in the Rockport Art Association is a privilege that has a long tradition and a rich history. Our Exhibiting Members are admitted through a jury process which evaluates the merit of their work, based on professionalism of technique and originality. They are some of the country's most talented fine artists and fine photographers. Many also belong to prestigious national artistic organizations, and teach all over the United States and abroad.

South Shore Art Center - Location: 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, Ma Event Dates: 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009 Member's showArts Festival-2009, Dates June 19, 20 & 21, 2009

The Duxbury Art Association
Location: Foodie's Market, Duxbury, Ma
Event Dates: 6/13/09
10:30 - 1
The Duxbury Art Association is collaborating with Foodie's Market to create an artistic and tasty day of food related art and tastings.

"Palette to Palate", an artistic blend of food and art. Sample some of Foodie's finest foods while experiencing "food related art" created by DAA artists. Enjoy completed works of art, live painting and inspired food to please the palate. We will have still life setups in 3 locations throughout the store as well as a small area to display and sell food related completed artwork on easels.

Plymouth Art Guild
11 North Street
Plymouth, Ma
Events Dates: 6/26/09
HATS OFF TO THE ARTS! a salute to film 7:00 PM Don't miss this exciting Gala and Fundraiser! Walk the red carpet as your favorite actor or character, and visit Rick's Cafe for a cocktail. Don't forget to wear your best chapeau. Judson Art OutfittersLocation: www.Judsonart.comEvent Dates: 8/1/2009 - Judson Art Outfitters added my article about Bermuda on their website. If you would like to see the entry, please visit our website www.judsonsart.com and click the Plein Air Journal button on the right side.I will be August Artist of the Month for 2009 in the Judson Art Outfitters Newsletter! In case you don't know who they are, they make those sturdy guerrilla boxes that you see me use on location. The newsletter comes out around the first Tuesday of the month. Closer to August (maybe in July).

Classes fill up quickly, so sign up right away!
Duxbury, Ma 02331-0504
10:00 - 1:00pm
This class is full.
Please bring your own supplies and easels.Please send your checks to ensure a space.Classes will be cancelled due to weather when schools are cancelled. Cancelled classes will be refunded or added the following week.You will need an easle, canvas, brushes, paint (I use Rembrant Titanium White, Cad Lemon, Cad Yellow Deep, Cad Red MED, Alizarin Crimson (Winsor Newton, NOT WINTON!), Yellow Ochre, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue) paper towels, turpentine and anything else you may need to paint.
11 North Street
Plymouth, Ma
Friday Mornings
May 15 - June 19, 2009
10:00 - 1
Tuesday Evenings
July 14 - August 18, 2009
6:30 - 9:30
Friday Mornings
July 17 - August 21, 2009
10:00 - 1:00pm
$155m / $175nm

You will need an a veiwfinder, canvas, "brushes, paint (I use Rembrant Titanium White, Cad Lemon, Cad Yellow Deep, Cad Red MEDIUM, Alizarin Crimson-(Winsor Newton), Yellow Ochre, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue) paper towels, turpentine and anything else you may need to paint.
"Dear Dianne, On behalf of the Plymouth Guild for the Arts, many thanks for your wonderful demonstration at the opening reception of our "Winter Wonders" Show. You drew the largest turn-out we've had so far and we are still receiving glowing comments about the evening and the Center. All the Best, Nancy Markley, Board Member and Volunteer" 2/4/09

119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, Ma 02025

April 15, 2009 - June 17, 2009
Wednesday Evenings 6:30 - 9:30
This class is full
This class will study portrait in the "alla prima" ( all-in-one sitting ) approach. Students will work with live models. Through exercises and demonstrations, Dianne will go over the academics and talk about color, composition and technique in a simple easy language. Both beginners and advanced artists will benefit from this class.You will need...If you prefer charcoal you will need Vine Charcoal, Series 500 Strathmore Paper, a kneeded eraser, sandpaper to sharpen your charcoal, a mirror and a maul stick.For paint:Titanium White, Cadmium Red Med, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue and Ivory Black preferably Winsor Newton Artists Series (Best quality, NOT WINTON!!!) or Rembrant, which I like better and is less expensive.

563 Hancock St,
Abington, Ma 02351
June 1 - 15 , Three classes
10 - 1pm
$90 includes model fee
Please send a check to insure a space.

This class will study the figure, using a live clothed model, plein air up to three weeks. Alternately in bad weather, the figure will come inside. Students will paint the figure in a controlled setting using a full color palette. Through exercises and demonstrations, Dianne will go over the academics and talk about color, composition and technique in a simple easy lanquage. Focusing on discipline, she works with each student at their level to keep their painting moving in the right direction. Both beginners and advanced artists will benefit from this class. You will need an easle, canvas, brushes, paint (I use Rembrant Titanium White, Cad Lemon, Cad Yellow Deep, Cad Red MED, Alizarin Crimson (Winsor Newton, NOT WINTON), Yellow Ochre, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue) paper towels, turpentine and anything else you may need to paint.

17 Rockland Circle
Hull, Ma 02045
Saturday, September 26, 2009
10 - 4
For more information go to http:www.oceanside17.com
This class will study portrait in the "alla prima" ( all-in-one sitting ) approach. Students will work with live models. Through exercises and demonstrations, Dianne will go over the academics and talk about color, composition and technique in a simple easy language. Both beginners and advanced artists will benefit from this class.

You will need...If you prefer charcoal, you will need Vine Charcoal, Series 500 Strathmore Paper, a kneeded eraser, sandpaper to sharpen your charcoal, a mirror and a maul stick, (a cheap dowel).For Paint:Titanium White, Cadmium Red Med, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue and Ivery Black preferably Winsor Newton Artists Series (NOT WINTON!!!) or Rembrant, which I like better and is less espensive.
General Directions;
Oceanside 17 is located in Hull, Massachusetts, on Boston's south shore approximately 30 miles from Boston, accessible by Boat from Rowes Wharf in Boston and by train to Nantasket Junction with bus service to Hull. Driving DIrections Take Route 3 to exit 15 (Hingham). Pass Derby Street Shops and turn left at light onto Cushing Street. Cushing street is a curvy residential road. At blinking light bear right. At stop sign turn left onto route 228 North. Follow signs for 228 crossing over route 3A. Continue on 228 North, this road will take you directly into Hull. At first sight of the ocean you will see the Nantasket Beach Hotel on your left. Take a left onto Rockland House Road right before the Hotel. Go up slight hill and Oceanside 17 Studio & Gallery is at bottom of the Hill on left at 17 Rockland Circle.

Dianne is frequently asked and available to demo at or judge shows.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
10:30 - 12:30

"I have taken portrait painting with Dianne Panerelli Miller at South Shore Art Center and it was an amazing class. Her encouraging style allows you to reach your potential. I feel so comfortable now painting from a live model. Dianne is a wealth of information for both beginner and advanced painters. Thanks Dianne."
Jan McEllhinne


"Got Lunch"
Oil 20 x 24

Copley Society Stone, Bush, Maloney Fresh Paint Scholarship
The Copley Society awarded Dianne the first ever Stone, Bush Maloney Fresh Paint Scholarship
for her long standing membership. This year's event was Dianne's 19th year participating in the "FRESH PAINT" fundraising event.

To see the beautiful video that was made go to www.copleysociety.org/about/videos.htmle .

Second Parish Church
Frank Vining Smith Most Popular VoteDianne is excited to announce that for the second year in a row, she was honored with the Howard Vining Smith Most Popular Award for her oil painting.
"Got Lunch?" won at the annual Second Parish Church Art Event.
"I must say, getting a vote from the public is most rewarding! This painting was always one of my favorites too. The cows look as though you are interrupting a really good meal".
Thanks to all who voted and for all of the hard work by the members of the church!!!

Dianne Panarelli Miller Fine Art

Wow! Things have been busy! If I don't look at my calendar every day, I'm lost! Check out my email to keep up with me!

Thanks to Massasoit Community College and Ellyn Moller Director of the Akillian Gallery for making their 1st Annual Arts Event a success and also
Thanks to Roomscapes in Rockland for having the South Shore Art Center's artists to display our work in their beautiful showroom!