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!
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!