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
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!