|Little River Autumn View|
Monday, November 18, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
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.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
I had a great time Sunday afternoon with two students in my Plein Air Acrylic Painting Workshop. Picture below is of Phyllis and Jason. This was Jason's first time painting outdoors and he did great. After two hours the light faded but both will finish their paintings indoors with the photos that they took of the Westfield River.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Just sold this oil painting of the Gillette Building to the Westfield Gas & Electric Company who occupy the building. I had it framed in an antique gold wooden frame. I should have taken a picture of it with the frame! It was painted en plein air on location in the parking lot across the street on a Sunday afternoon in the summer. It is oil on canvas panel, 11" x 14".
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
A week ago Saturday I had an outside plein air acrylic painting workshop in Westfield. My student and I painted this scene in Chauncey Allen Park in Westfield. My acrylic painting below is on a 9" x 12" board. Usually my acrylic paintings are not as textured as my oil paintings.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
I painted these five oil paintings during the last two months in plein air or on location in downtown Westfield. Although not architecturally accurate I wanted to hopefully engender an nostalgic feeling about these old historic buildings. Three of the five original paintings are available for purchase and they all can be purchased as prints or the images reproduced on coffee mugs, greeting cards, shower curtains, bags, etc. at my website at www.richard-nowak.pixels.com
I just gave this oil painting as a gift to my 82 year old uncle Ewald in Canada when my three sisters visited him last week.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019
I had a great time painting plein air another historic building in Westfield. This time the old train station. I have a photo of it below when I started and my impressionistic painting of it. The light changed throughout the afternoon and the colors and shadows on the building changed.
Friday, September 27, 2019
I had a great time at the Big E in the New England Center building doing this oil painting demo of Grandmother's Garden as a member of the Agawam Community Artisans and Artists
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
I painted this "Maine Coast" oil painting from my photo that I took last July when I was on vacation in Wells, Maine. It is oil on canvas, 18" x 24" and I used thick textured oil painting. Great fun painting in my studio on a rainy day when I couldn't paint outside!
Monday, September 9, 2019
I had a great time Sunday afternoon in the center of Westfield painting this historic building that used to be the post office decades ago! I still need to work on it and put in the final touches which will take a couple of hours. I will download the final painting when it is ready!
|Almost finished! At a busy rotary in downtown Westfield!|
|Outlined the shape of the building, placed the sky with clouds and started blocking in the colors of the building.|
|The majestic old post office!|
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
I rediscovered an old oil painting from years ago that I painted with thick textured paint. I cleaned off the dust and placed it in my inventory!
What do you paint on a rainy day and you can't go outside? Paint from a painted study and color copy! I finished this larger 20" x 16" painting on canvas with textured oil paint in my studio. I started it on another rainy day and was waiting for the opportunity to finish it!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Last night we had a great time with an outdoor acrylic painting class in a garden in Westfield! Four students and myself were painting in the beautiful garden of Les, Jim and Rich who graciously volunteered their home!. We had a great time and enjoyed wine, cheese and crackers afterwards. Also entertained by two beautiful Labs!
|Sandy's First Time Ever Painting Outside!|
|Phyllis set up for painting!|
|Gloria hard at it!|
|Looks like a jolly bunch!!|
|Phyllis hard at work!|
|A beautiful scene for Sandy!|
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!