We Have History

WE HAVE HISTORY

Jen With Glasses, May, 2017 I've been painting portraits from live model sittings for many years now. Heaven knows I don't do it for...

"Kelly", 9x12", oil on gessoed canvas

"KELLY", 9X12", OIL ON GESSOED CANVAS

I could title this one "Youth and Idealism", since Kelly is leaving soon to study lions and elephants in their habitat in Africa. I...

 
 
 
"Abundance", 16x20"

"ABUNDANCE", 16X20"

I bought a small bunch of peonies from a farm stand last week, brought them home and put them in water. The next morning, they had...

New Palette Knife Video

NEW PALETTE KNIFE VIDEO

I've just uploaded a new video to Youtube, titled "Palette Knife Painting Techniques in Oil". This video takes you step by step through...

 
 
 
"Contemplation"

"CONTEMPLATION"

"Contemplation", 10x8", oil on panelMary Williams Fine Art In my last post, I talked about how I will change my technique to "fit"...

Will You Be in Michigan?

WILL YOU BE IN MICHIGAN?

Hi Friends, if you're planing to be in Michigan this weekend, I'd love to see you in Saugatuck on July 8th! I'll be at the J. Petter...

 
 
 
"Glad To See You"

"GLAD TO SEE YOU"

"Glad To See You", 8x8" oil on cradled 2" gesso board, $135At the J. Petter Gallery(269)857-2230 I was so "Glad To See" so many friendly...

Editing a Setup

EDITING A SETUP

"Harmony", 8x8" Artists are lucky. We can instantly "photo shop" anything to suit our vision as we paint. I did exactly that with the...

 
 
 
"Mancini Glassware", 9x12"

"MANCINI GLASSWARE", 9X12"

Do you have a favorite painting? One of my favorites in the world is "Resting", by Antonio Mancini. Every time I visit the Art Institute...

The Mancini Challenge, continued

THE MANCINI CHALLENGE, CONTINUED

"Forgotten Teacup", 9x12" oil on canvas mounted on board The second half of the Dailypaintworks challenge was tougher than I thought...

 
 
 
New Class Schedule at the Ice House

NEW CLASS SCHEDULE AT THE ICE HOUSE

ANN FELDMAN'S FALL CLASS SCHEDULE THE BCAC STUDIO AT THE ICE HOUSE MALL, BARRINGTON September 22, October 27, and November 10, 2017 Fall...

"Tabasco Time", 6x8"

"TABASCO TIME", 6X8"

Since I originated in New Orleans, it stands to reason that there's always a bottle of McIlhenny's Tabasco sauce on our table at home....

 
 
 
A Palette Knife Portrait

A PALETTE KNIFE PORTRAIT

Oil on Gessoboard, 11x14" Last Friday, I taught a class on portraiture, and I gave a demonstration on how to set up and draw the foundation...

Silent Night, Colorado

SILENT NIGHT, COLORADO

"Silent Night, Colorado", 8x6" oil on panel The holiday season is upon us, ready or not! This time of year, I reflect on how fortunate...

 
 
 
That's Just Peachy

THAT'S JUST PEACHY

"That's Just Peachy", oil on panel, 14x11"Mary Williams Fine Art I enjoy experimenting with different painting styles. Sometimes I...

Class Announcement Feb 16th

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT FEB 16TH

First, Here's What We've Been Up To: Our ongoing class at the Barrington Cultural Arts Center Studio in the Ice House has covered a...

 
 
 
"Cassidy", A Portrait From Life

"CASSIDY", A PORTRAIT FROM LIFE

"Cassidy", oil on linen, 9.5" x 15" I've been away from the easel for a few weeks, and was feeling rusty when I went to my friend Bill's...

"Back to Basics", and a New Class

"BACK TO BASICS", AND A NEW CLASS

"Back to Basics", 12x12", Oil on Gessoboard Whenever I'm feeling a bit rusty, I like to go back to my art school days, and paint the...

 
 
 
April Class Recap and May Class

APRIL CLASS RECAP AND MAY CLASS

Before I recap our April class, I'll announce the date of our next class at the BCAC studio in the Ice House Mall in Barrington, IL: May...

New Work at the J. Petter Gallery

NEW WORK AT THE J. PETTER GALLERY

"Fractured Sunflowers", 28x22", oil on canvas Yesterday was an eventful day at the J. Petter Gallery in Saugatuck. I was joined by...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Peony Still Life Giclee, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 14x18x1.5

Peony Still Life Giclee, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 14x18x1.5

I painted this peony oil still life recently, at a workshop. I was concentrating on brushwork and values. The original is NFS, but I liked it enough to offer a limited number... Read more ...

Gulshan Society Mosque / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA

Gulshan Society Mosque / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA

© Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury Architects: Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA Location: Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh Category: Mosque Lead Architects: Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury Area: 741.0... Read more ...

35 Years of Wedded Bliss

35 Years of Wedded Bliss

We can tell what doesn't work in marriages. So often today people ask, "Who will make me happy?" But what we should ask is, "Who will I love so much that I will sacrifice... Read more ...

Rietwierde Community School / Moke Architecten

Rietwierde Community School / Moke Architecten

© Thijs Wolzak Architects: Moke Architecten Location: Groningen, The Netherlands Category: Schools Architect In Charge: Gianni Cito Area: 5500.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

MARTIAN MANHUNTER 8

MARTIAN MANHUNTER 8

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BATGIRL 37

BATGIRL 37

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Youfangping Village Landscape Design / ADEA

Youfangping Village Landscape Design / ADEA

Changting. Image © TrimontImage Landscape Architects: ADEA Location: Jiujianfang, Lantian, Xi'an, China Category: Landscape Cheif Designer: Yang Tong Landscape Design Team: Fei... Read more ...

Al Boardman:  Controlled ChaosAl Boardman was originally from

Al Boardman:  Controlled ChaosAl Boardman was originally from

Al Boardman: Controlled Chaos Al Boardman was originally from Liverpool and now resides in WInchester with his wife and two children where he works as a freelance Motion... Read more ...

White Maine Coon

White Maine Coon

White Maine Coon, Oil on panel, 8" x 8," $330. She's fierce. Initially photographed at a fancy cat show, this lovely has different color eyes, one blue, one green. Read more ...

New Video Release: Pastel Demo on Pastelmat Paper!

New Video Release: Pastel Demo on Pastelmat Paper!

Lavender Study 5x7 pastel I just released a video demo to my YouTube channel! This was a video I shared on my Patreon Page last July. I thought you might find it helpful as we... Read more ...