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Duke Mansion. Charlotte, NC

Today I was lucky enough to paint with a group of Charlotte artists Plein Air Buds. I hope to continue painting with this group as much as I can! It was a wonderful day. The Duke Mansion was in the process of being redecorated, it was interesting to watch. Not much painting was done since I just met many people for the first time and there were conversations and introductions. Hope to be more accomplished the next time I go to paint outside!16195052_10100815174646910_2271659526649153987_n16195386_10100815174317570_1959280178862776418_n16388290_10100815174357490_2443768686008959549_n

I started with a small sketch (above) and then a bigger sketch (below). 16195136_10100815174432340_8842136982458500817_nScratched out the trees that were light on a dark background with the intention to “finish later”. I have a pile of such “finish later” paintings at home… 15966138_10100815174592020_6479656567394046652_n

It is not the result that matters! It’s the process! Like and share if you agree 🙂



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Magic Realism: Paintings and Drawings by Alla Parsons
You are cordially invited to the Artist Reception
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Sunday, February 10 at

Robert F. Cage Gallery in Prizery

700 Bruce Street, South Boston, Virginia 24592
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Exhibition will run February-March, 2013

The reception is free and open to the public.

Alla holds MFA in Painting and teaches Art Classes at Danville Museum of Fine Art and History. Contact the Museum for more information.

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After a long period of travel abroad we moved to Virginia just in time to meet the New 2012 Year…

March  – “Between Reality and Imagination”” – solo show at the Gourmet Frog

June – “7 Visions”” – group show with 6 other local artists who invited me to participate in a group critique on a monthly basis

July – “Figuratively Speaking” solo show of figurative works at the Artery Gallery in Greensboro, NC

August – work was accepted into the prestigious “Virginia Artists” juried show in Hampton, VA

September – Tunisia Art Festival – an artist residency with artists from 18 different countries in Monastir, Tunisia

November – awarded an Honorable mention at Danville Art League juried show

December – work was accepted and sold at the prestigious “Winter Show” in Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC

Work accepted for publication in Vienna, Austria – Catalog of Fantastic Realism

Two solo shows scheduled: one for 2013 in South Boston, VA and another for 2014 at the Museum of Fine Art and History in Danville, VA

I guess it was a good year!


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Dear Friends!

Let’s paint in Cesenatico, Italy en plein air, by the beach, in historical squares, and near beautiful canals surveyed by Leonardo da Vinci. It is situated near Ravenna – home of the world’s most splendid mosaics.

Cost of the workshop is €300 which includes 10 hours of instruction, five days of painting, handouts, and a supply list. Airfare and hotel are not included. Payment is due by the first workshop meeting. A non-refundable deposit of €20 is due before April 10 to hold your spot.

We will be staying at the Hotel Beau Soleil. Their prices are very reasonable and include room with food and wine. You can visit the hotel’s website or send them an email for more information to info@hotelbeausoleil.it

We recommend booking early. Mention that you are coming with Michael and Alla Parsons. If our group is large enough you may qualify for a discount.

You may fly into either Bologna or Forlì Airport, which is very close to Cesenatico. The Hotel can provide information on airport transportation.

Space is limited so please contact me to reserve your spot in what is going to be an incredible time in Cesenatico on the Adriatic coast.

Please, like my Facebook Page and visit my website at www.allaparsons.com

Beautiful Cesenatico city:

Cesenatico is located on the Adriatic coast in Emilia-Romagna – the gastronomic center of Italy. What could be better than great food, great art, and the beach! Contact me for more information.


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