Painter Genie Blog

Tintype Event for Mothers Day at L’Atelier

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 4:50 pm | by vviannay

I am inviting Catherine Segura Friday 12th May between 11:30am-5pm.
She will be doing Tintypes Portraits at L’Atelier (2655 Reynard Way, Mission Hills, San Diego, CA 92103).
It’s really neat experience, you get to learn how it was done in the 1800s, hold still! And see your picture being developed on site using all the old techniques.
Tintypes are for $45 each.

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Winter Fair

Monday, November 7th, 2016 4:33 am | by vviannay

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Tintype session

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 4:51 pm | by vviannay

Monday 31st October, Photographer Catherine Segura (C.A.S Photography), brought her 1864 lense to L’Atelier and I painted a Halloween backdrop for the occasion. Clients had a chance to see the magic and wonder of the wet plate process, the first photo technique. Catherine developed the photo on site, you got to go home with a unique framed tintype of yourself.
We had so much fun I think we are going to do this regularly. I want to thank the Mission Hills neighbors for coming by and taking a chance!
Next Tintype with photographer Catherine Segura will be for the winter holidays, date to be determined. you are welcome to call to find out more
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Giving Back

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 5:42 pm | by vviannay

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Talked to schoolers today about the ins and outs of product design at high Tech High in Point Loma. Teaching them how to come up with ideas, the importance of social media, keep it simple, practical and work on your budget.
I will be going back in 8 weeks to see what they have come up with and guide them for their ultimate success. They also be selling their goods on Ray Street in North Park in November this year.

New Studio

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 4:49 pm | by vviannay

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The Painter Genie has moved!
The Studio is Called L’atelier
the new address:
2655 Reynard Way
San Diego,
CA92103.

L’Atelier is Valentine Viannay art studio, based in the business district of Mission Hills, San Diego. The space is also used as a permanent art gallery where you can buy Valentine ‘s work and other local artists.

Classes are available throughout the year with Valentine, the showcased artists and interior designers. You can learn techniques from professionals like silkscreening, dyeing fabrics, engraving, monotype, interior designer’s tips, wall patinas, plaster finishes, gold leafing, wood and marble faux, jewelry, leather work, fine art drawing and painting.

These classes are more geared for adults, 16 years old and up.
If you think someone younger would benefit, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Check out our calendar for up coming classes and events on the classes page

or you can call for more information at
tel: +1858 336 6332
or email: vviannay@gmail.com

New line of hand made earrings

Sunday, June 26th, 2016 8:17 pm | by vviannay

I have always dabbled in jewelry making. My mother happens to be a reknown jewelry designer in Fracne and I grew up faffing in her shop.
Here is a new line of brass bugs and other random objects.
to see the full line line got to my COLLECTION
You are welcome to EMAIL me to order, they are $40 each, free shipping.

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Commission for the Seattle Art Museum

Sunday, June 5th, 2016 11:54 pm | by vviannay

Probably one of my favorite things to do is collaborate with designers but this time it’s with a museum store! I am making fun goods for their exhibition called Masters of Graphics opening on the 9th June 2016 at the Seattle Art Museum. Which is all about different techniques of printing and with a little luck it happens that my work is a perfect fit for their show.
LINK ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
I am making scarves, totes bags and tea towels each one of a kind. The totes are made with recycled materials from my work table tarp. After a lot of use I dye it and print something a little like a small painting on each bag to make them unique.
The scarves are also semi-recycled as the cotton jersey I use is from end of rolls from the LA fashion district. And the tea towels are USA made.

recycled material totes bags with leather straps
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cotton jersey scarf detail
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Family Tree in Santa Luz Golf Club

Monday, March 14th, 2016 6:02 pm | by vviannay

Why not change the rules a little, instead of the usual family tree branches connecting each name and picture do something a little different? I was commissioned to painted a informal tree for a wall of family photos. It will be very subtle in the background of the photos but it still stand its ground. I used glazes to give the tree a translucent feel with a little shimmer in contrast to the flat surface of the paint finish.

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SCULPTURAL JERSEY KNITS SCARVES

Monday, December 21st, 2015 6:43 pm | by vviannay

I started making one of a kind scarves, sewn in different ways. Some are identical rectangular pieces sewn together I call the patchwork scarf or a more organic version made with different size and shapes that I call the seaweed scarf.
Most materials are wool and cotton jerseys knits and some are USA materials.
The colors are usually on the olive greens, rusts, blue jeans or black and grays.
All hand made in my studio in California.
the patchwork scarf are $ 65 each and the seaweed scarf are $75 each.
click on products to see the collection.
You can buy them on my products page directly or at Le Bel Age in Mission Hills, San Diego.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 11:53 pm | by vviannay

Japanese style mural on a kitchen ceiling. I painted the background in metallic charcoal and dark grey warm silver lines, to evoke a cloudy sky and the cranes are guided in gold. The whole apartment was modern japanese style and it makes sense with the ultra modern kitchen. This project was with Milnamnow & York Interior Design.
To see more pictures of this mural go to murals -> modern.

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