Thursday, August 31, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Last night at Westfield Creative Arts I had six students at my Acrylic Painting Class with one brand new gentleman Jack who hadn't painted in five years. He finished an autumn scene with a barn in the two hours and did great! Also, Carol started a boat in harbor scene and Scott finished his roses in glass vase painting (from Edouard Manet). Three from the Carson Center were attending and painted their own paintings. Below are the photo references that they used for their paintings. The boat photo is my oil painting. All said that they had a great time!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
For both my acrylic painting workshops this past weekend we used my photo from Keenebunkport, Maine sea coast as a reference for our lessons. Three students at the Hadley Michaels and two from the West Springfield Michaels love the picture and did great on their paintings! One was a mother Gwen who regularly brought her teenage daughter Grace and decided to give it a try herself. Also, an 83 year old lady Nancy who hasn't painted in 3 years wanted very much to do a seascape. She thoroughly enjoyed it!
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
We had five students at the Westfield Creative Arts in the Rinnova Building in Westfield yesterday for my Acrylic Painting Class. Two were from the Carson Center. Scott and Gloria worked on a flower painting using Manet's painting below as a reference. Gloria finished hers and it looked great! New student Lois finished her Hawaiian Sunset and did fantastic! Only her second lesson. To register for classes go to www.WestfieldCreativeArts.com. Four two hour sessions for only $80!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
A couple of my photos of marine scenes that I plan on using for my acrylic painting lessons. Top is view of rocks and ocean near Kennebunkport, Maine and bottom is Motif #1, in Rockport, MA which is the most photographed scene in the US. It is easy to register for a class at either my two Michaels stores where I teach or at Westfield Creative Arts.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Fresh off the easel this weekend! "Honey Pot Road Autumn", oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20", I painted this from my own photos in my studio in the same style as my plein air painting but on a larger size canvas. I will paint more paintings in this larger format.
Honey Pot Road Autumn
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!