Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Last Tuesday at Westfield Creative Arts at my Acrylic Painting Class there were three students. Phyllis came back after being sick and continued to work on her atmospheric Edgartown Buildings. She has a very realistic style and doing a great job! Kathy completed an impressionistic winter brook landscape using the great painter Maulpurt as a source material from American Art Review magazine. She finished the painting in one session and did great! Gloria worked on her autumn landscape and is progressing. What a talented group! A new person visited, Natasha who is from Moscow, Russia and promised to sign up for lessons in January!
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Last Friday there were four students at my Hadley Michaels Acrylic Painting Workshop. Kathryn worked on a Hawaiian seascape, Nolan painted a Hawaiian landscape with many waterfalls. Charlene finished her cardinal painting and Louie painted a whale breaching out of the water in Hawaii. It seems everybody is thinking of Hawaii!! I think everyone is tired of the New England winter!
Thursday, December 14, 2017
There was a great turnout at my Art Show last night at the Westfield Creative Arts in the Rinnova building in Westfield in spite of the cold. The show is up for viewing for the rest of December and January during regular hours. Please check the web site at www.westfieldcreativearts.com.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Last night at my Acrylic Painting Class at Westfield Creative Scott worked on his interpretation of my oil painting pictured below. It is entitled "Mt. Tom Winter Brook". Scott is doing good and will probably finish his painting next week. I don't paint many snowy winter scenes and plan to do more in the future. I admire those "plein air" painters who dare the freezing cold and go outside to paint the winter scenes.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Last night at the West Springfield Michaels there were two students at my first Watercolor Class. We used my watercolor interpretation of the famous Childe Hassam's painting below. My students had a great time and completed their painting in the two hours time. I usually teach acrylic painting at my two Michaels stores but am certified for watercolor teaching as well.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
My Artist Reception for my Art Show at the Rinnova Building, 105 Elm Street, Westfield, MA will be Wednesday December 13th, 6-8pm. I have over twenty original oil paintings hanging on the walls and many original matted watercolor/gouache paintings in a rack for viewing and sale. Wine and refreshments will be available. The title of the show is "Parks, Gardens and Colors of Westfield". You are warmly invited to the reception! My Paintings will be available for viewing for the rest of December.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Last night at my Westfield Creative Arts Acrylic Painting class I taught my three students how to use painting knives in combination with brushes as shown in the four small paintings below. We painted the forground lawn, sky and trees with brushes and use knives for the different colored bushes on the right. They said that they learned alot and had a great time. We didn't even stop for a coffee break!
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
There were three students at my Hadley Michaels Acrylic Painting Workshop last Friday! Nolan painted a floral using the Manet's painting pictured below. He did great with his mother's help. Katherine did another floral painting and Grace started a different floral. All three did different paintings! Kept me on my toes!
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
For the rest of November and December I am exhibiting at the Rinnova Building at Westfield Creative Arts, 105 Elm Street, Westfield, MA. I have almost twenty oil paintings of Westfield. The theme is "Gardens, Parks and Colors of Westfield". My paintings are scenes from Stanley Park, Amelia Park, Grandmother's Garden, Veteran's Parker Park, Westfield River and Hampton Ponds. Some paintings were painted plein air or on location. Check with the website to see when the building is open for viewing. www.westfieldcreativearts.com. A Reception to come.
Monday, November 13, 2017
I had two students at my Michaels Acrylic Painting Class in Hadley last Friday. Nolan, my six year student used my oil painting below of a winter brook to create his own winter scene with the help of his mother. Katheryn decided to painted a scene of a whale breaching from one of my Hawaiian calendars with my help. We had a great time!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Had a great time teaching last night at Westfield Creative Arts at my Acrylic Painting Class! Three students attended. Gloria fished her wooden bridge painting, Scott started a Manet floral painting and Phyllis finished her autumn tree landscape pictured below. This was her second painting and she did terrific!!
Monday, November 6, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
All my acrylic painting classes at my two Michael stores (West Springfield and Hadley) are $15 each. Normally they are $25 each. This $15 offer is a great value for painting classes in the Pioneer Valley. I have acrylic landscape, seascape and floral lessons already scheduled for November and December at this price. I teach each one as an individual artist and paint in a step by step process with the class. Also, I have new watercolor classes scheduled for the two stores in December. Please go into the Michaels store and register for the classes. Or you can go online at www.Michaels.com and follow the links to classes and the store location for the schedule. Start Painting and put some Fun in your Life!!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
4 Students last night at the Westfield Creative Arts for acrylic painting, Gloria finished a painting and started a new landscape, Tony started a Northwest beach scene, Phyllis continued on with her autumn tree and barn painting and Kathy copied an Andrew Wyeth interior painting with pumpkins which she finished. All had a great time!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Four students last night at Westfield Creative Arts all painting different scenes. Kathy finished a sled painting, Gloria was back from her hiking trip in Spain and started a bridge painting. Phyllis continued her autumn tree landscape and Tony continued his Hawaiian Beach scene.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Sold this acrylic painting at my new gallery "Home, a Gallery of Fine Art & Antiques" this past weekend. The painting is a Vermont autumn landscape. The gallery's address is 335-A Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035 and they have a lot of fine antiques as well as original paintings!
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
I painted the Amelia Park Water Fountain plein air Wednesday afternoon just before they turned off the water for the season. Had a great time! The small Crane Pond painting was painted in my studio from my photo.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Last night at my Michaels Acrylic Painting Workshop in Hadley, MA two of my students used this Hawaiian sunset seascape photo as a source for their painting. Evelyn and Gwen both did their interpretations of this scene with a great job. Katherine did a Hawaiian Waterfall painting and Grace started a Maine seascape with rocks. Great painting night!
Friday, October 13, 2017
Had a great class last Tuesday at Westfield Creative Arts in the Rinnova Building in Westfield. Toni was a brand new student who wants to get back into painting after many years away from it. He started a Hawaiian Beach scene and I see talent in him. Phyllis started a New England Autumn landscape using her own photo and progressed nicely with it. Photos are a couple of my watercolor paintings of Hawaiian Beach scenes.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
I had a great time painting in my basement studio this 12" x 16" oil painting on a canvas panel. I used my own photos that I had taken of a local scene. I had to climb down an embankment under a bridge to get this view!
Little River Autumn View
I have 14 paintings on display and for sale at Mama Cakes on Elm Street in downtown Westfield, MA. Included are two acrylic paintings, one watercolor and the rest oil paintings. Also, I have a large rack of loose matted original watercolor paintings. They will be there for the rest of the month and three weeks into February. Stop by to check them out and have a coffee and delicious cupcake!