PAINTING

PAINTING

SERVING ST GEORGE-WASHINGTON-HURRICANE-SANTA CLARA UT

Learning the various techniques of painting can be an intimidating process. Working with Jackie will allow you to begin to master basic painting techniques in no time. You’ll learn how to paint texture, make corrections and select appropriate supplies to accomplish different brushstrokes and techniques in mediums such as oils, acrylics and watercolors. Among the techniques that you will learn, or improve on, include:

  • Priming a canvas and/or watercolor paper through an application of a layer of primer that will help set the painting surface.
  • Building up the paint through underpainting, which allows you to establish the building blocks of tone and texture.
  • Surface painting mixing, where you learn how to build overlays of color to construct the tonal key for your artwork.
  • Building texture through proper brushwork techniques.

Nothing is more frustrating than realizing you have made a major mistake halfway through your piece. Whether that mistake involves color selection, object positioning or another element, Jackie works closely with you to show you how you can correct it. Throughout the process, it’s important to remember that correction is an important part of learning how to paint properly. Even the most experienced artists have to correct their work

Carmen “Jackie” Almonte Gentry

Born in Santo Domingo, Jackie felt the inclination for drawing and painting at an early age. She enrolled in the
National School of Fine Arts (Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes – ENBA) to study arts.

In 1989 she furthered her studies at the Arts Faculty of the Santo Domingo Autonomous University {Universidad Aut6noma de
Santo Domingo – UASD) where she earned her degree in Graphic and Advertising Design.

In 1999 she embarks in the postgraduate studies course of the National
School of Fine Arts, emphasizing a Specialization in Painting and studies under renowned Professor Angel Hach6, culminating in her graduating in 2001.

ln 2010 she earned her Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts, emphasizing painting, as Cum Laude from the Arts Faculty of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).

ART EXHIBITS

  • 2017 * 1’t Drawing lndividual Exhibit, Voids of the Soul (“Huecos del Alma”) – 5th Centenary HotelGallery.
  • 2OO7 – 1’t Student Drawing Collective Exhibit – Pedro Mir Central Library Autonomous University ofSanto Domingo (UASD).
  • 2006 – Collective Exhibit, This ls Where I Create (“Aquf Me Toc6 Crea/’) – Pedro Mir Central Library,Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).
  • 2O02 – Portrait Collective Exhibit – ln Front of the lmage (“Frente a la lmagen’) – ENBA
  • 2001- Etching Collective Exhibit, New Graphic (“Nueva Grdfica”)- Fine Arts Palace.
  • 2O01- Postgraduate Exhibit – Ruptures – ENBA.
  • 2000 – Travelling Collective Exhibit, 20th Festival of the Caribbean Culture, Cuba-Puerto Rico.
  • 2000 – Collective Exhibit, Africa, Untamed Perceptions (“Africa, Percepciones Cimarronas”) -UNESCO.
  • 1999 – End of the Year Collective Exhibit – ENBA.
  • 1998 – End of the Year Collective Exhibit – ENBA.
  • 1997 – Collective Exhibit, Youth & Students’ Festival- Havana, Cuba.
  • 1997 – 6th Collective Exhibit, Picto-Grupo Minerva – CODIA.

AWARDS

Has been awarded several honorary mentions and awards in different areas of the visual arts:

  • 2OO7 Second Place, Drawing – 1’t Collective Student Drawing Exhibit – Pedro Mir Central
    Library, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).
  • 1999 Recognition for Collaboration at 21st Visual Arts Biennial at the Museum of Modern
    Arts.
  • 1999 Second Place, Natural Painting – ENBA.
  • 1999 Recognition for Highest Grade Point Average at the ENBA.
  • 1999 Honorary Mention, Still Ufe ll- ENBA.
  • 1998 First Place, Applied Arts ll- ENBA.
  • 1998 Honorary Mention, Sculpture ll – ENBA.
  • 1997 Second Place, Lithography – National School of Fine Arts (Escuela Nacional de Bellas
    Artes – ENBA).