Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cottonwood Trees in Nevada Sunshine

Cottonwoods in Nevada, oil on canvas 24" x 30"
This Nevada landscape captures the cottonwood trees which turn to brilliant yellow at the first onset of cold. The mountain desert is spotted with color in the Fall at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada Range in the Carson Valley. We'll be up there for the holidays and I hope to find more inspirational views. This trip will likely produce snowscapes!
For more Nevada landscape paintings visit: http://promessi.com/landscapes.htm

Monday, December 01, 2008

Koru Cottage Vacation Rental in New Zealand

Koru Cottage
Imagine a riverside house nestled in native bush on the Coromandel Peninsula, with a
vibrant artist community. Go fishing, hiking, kayaking, bird watching.
Dine on New Zealand fare, fresh from the ocean or homegrown local produce.

This lovely house is available to rent overnight or long-term.

Working on the Koru Cottage website has inspired dreams of learning about Maori art, enjoying music festivals, and hiking on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Designed by Margot Duane and Philip Chudy, in collaboration with Jenefer Duane and Ron Spinhoven. The site is coded in XHTML with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and we worked hard to ensure elegant, consistent cross-platform and cross-browser viewing.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Yaro or Rabbitbrush?

Many thanks to attentive Nevada viewers, Cliff Brewer and Lisa Wetzel for looking closely at Jim's newest Nevada landscape paintings and spotting errors in our descriptions. Cliff, a professional landscaper noticed that what we called 'Yaro' is actually 'Rabbitbrush.' And Lisa, who sells real estate in the Carson Valley with ReMAX Realty Affiliates, knows her valley well. "If there is snow on the mountains, it's Spring. If there is no snow on the mountains, it's Fall."

Here is the painting they spotted, with corrected descriptions on its web page.
It's an oil painting on canvas 30 x 36 in., titled: Carson Valley, at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

Thank you Cliff and Lisa!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Carson Valley, Nevada Oil Painting

Carson Valley, at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
oil on canvas
30" x 36"

The Carson Valley in Northern Nevada has the drama of light and shadow in all seasons. The Sierra Nevada range rises straight up from the valley floor. I liked the brightness of the cottonwood trees and desert Yaro up against the blue-purple mountains on this Spring day.

Other Northern Nevada paintings by Jim Promessi:
Sierra Nevadas, 24" x 30"
Cottonwoods in Nevada 2 SOLD, oil 22" x 28"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

EFPN, Elder Financial Protection Network teams up with Bank of the West for education program

Thanks to Darrell Holdaway's video expertise, you can watch Iowa Representative Leonard Boswell (co-sponsor of the Elder Justice Act) speak about the Bank of the West sponsored Workshop for Elders. Keynote Speaker, Jenefer Duane, CEO and Executive Director of the Elder Financial Protection Network presents valuable workshops to help prevent elder financial abuse, teaching elders how to BeWise and avoid Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft.

Darrell taught me how to play, I mean work! with YouTube.com, so I've posted the video. Thanks, Darrell, for helping me develop another skill to help my customers, like EFPN. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The voracious squirrels are ravaging our fugi persimmons, but they dine at an unusual table and leave lovely snippets of orange.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sierra Nevadas, Oil Painting

Sierra Nevadas, oil on canvas
24 x 30 in.

Jim has been busy painting Nevada and California landscapes. This one shows the Carson Valley in Spring. I'll start posting new paintings, hopefully a new one each week for a while. I'll also post some of the websites I've been working on. Lots of production happening at the Promessi studios.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nelly Capra's website is launched

Nelly Capra is talented in so many ways, and she shares her talents with people who enjoy all things about Italy, from food to touring, from history to learning about the culture from a native speaker. She shares her success with people in need, such as The Hunger Project.

Nelly and I have had fun together collaborating to develop a new look for her website. I enjoyed the challenge of building the site using XHTML for the content, with Cascading Style Sheets to provide the presentation elements. We worked to enhance search engine optimization, while providing compelling content to help visitors find Nelly's tours, catering, events and specialty products. You've got to try her soft almond cookies, known as Mandorletti. Nelly teaches Italian language classes, cooking classes and caters lovely dinner parties and events. Enjoy her new site: www.ornellacucinaitaliana.com.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Crystal Springs, Soaring Gulls

This painting will be exhibited at the California Art Club's
97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition.

April 27 - May 18, 2008
Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
490 East Union Street,
Pasadena, CA

Crystal Springs, Soaring Gulls
oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inc.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Twilight Clouds & Pond

Twilight Clouds & Pond
Oil Painting by Jim Promessi
30 x 40 inches

Moody and magical are the words most often heard in response to this painting. After the rains of winter, California hills are awash in a variety of greens. In this painting, the new growth can been seen on the tops of the trees. Spring is coming!
See more California landscape paintings on Jim's website: http://promessi.com