Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Yesterday there were five students at my Beginning Acrylic Painting Class at the Westfield Creative Arts in the Rinnova building in downtown Westfield. We used the photo below of a Hampton Ponds autumn scene with water reflections as our source material. In two hours all five students did very well and those who didn't finish took home their photo copy to finish off the the painting at home. Next Monday we will paint a floral scene most likely using a Renoir or Monet painting of flowers as our reference. Check out www.westfieldcreativearts.com to see info about these classes.
I just got an online art appraisal of this oil painting that was found by the side of the road in Westfield by my sister who gave it to me. Things people throw away! It is by Cape Cod artist Marilyn Schofield dated 89 or 80. It looks like a Cape Cod winter shore scene. It’s appraisal comes in as $200-$400. My wife Jean loved the painting and we framed it!