Snowcamp 2019, second session

SNOWCAMP 2019, SECOND SESSION

I am excited to be doing Snowcamp again this year. This is the tenth year and I have frozen a hundred or more artists using this workshop....

Snowcamp second session 2019

SNOWCAMP SECOND SESSION 2019

Snowcamp 2019 second session added! I am excited to be doing another Snowcamp this year. The workshop will be held March 2-4. The workshop...

 
 
 
Second session, Snowcamp 2019

SECOND SESSION, SNOWCAMP 2019

Snowcamp 2019 second session added!I am excited to be doing another Snowcamp this year. The workshop will be held March 2-4. The workshop...

Controlling M-Faces

CONTROLLING M-FACES

Above is a Sargent watercolor of Venice. I have written before about unity of effect and subordination of detail to the larger masses...

 
 
 
Some thoughts on Isaac Levitan

SOME THOUGHTS ON ISAAC LEVITAN

A reader sent me some pictures by Isaac Levitan (1860 1900) and asked me if I would comment on them. Levitan was a Russian painter...

James Gurney show!

JAMES GURNEY SHOW!

Here are James Gurney and I at the opening of his show in Manchester, New Hampshire. The strong down lighting of the gallery made us...

 
 
 
Negotiating commissions for paintings

NEGOTIATING COMMISSIONS FOR PAINTINGS

This post was prompted by someone mentioning to me that their neighbor had a big, fancy house and maybe I should paint a picture of...

A visit to the frame makers

A VISIT TO THE FRAME MAKERS

I went down to Rhode Island last week and picked up a frame from PS Art. They make most of my frames. As I have written before, I use...

 
 
 
Variety of shapes in a John Carlson painting

VARIETY OF SHAPES IN A JOHN CARLSON PAINTING

Well, here I am again. Thanks for reading my blog. I have been writing less frequently recently. Mostly now, I do it to remind people...

A demonstration from 1968 by Emile Gruppe

A DEMONSTRATION FROM 1968 BY EMILE GRUPPE

Gloucester is America's oldest seaport, over it's long history it has lost 10,000 men at sea. It has a long art heritage too. The harbor...

 
 
 
A truncated sub-palette and a chromium mystery device

A TRUNCATED SUB-PALETTE AND A CHROMIUM MYSTERY DEVICE

A demo painting done in front of a class on the Hudson River near Newburg, New York 16" by 20" (disclaimer, only the sky was done with...

Mediums and historic wisdom from rock and roll

MEDIUMS AND HISTORIC WISDOM FROM ROCK AND ROLL

Black Moumtain Stapleton Kearns 24 by30, 2006? I threw a few fall images of my own into this post. Here is an ask Stape question, I...

 
 
 
My little studio and a line of tape on the floor

MY LITTLE STUDIO AND A LINE OF TAPE ON THE FLOOR

My studio measures eleven by twenty feet. That's big enough for me. If I were doing portraits or figures I would need more space, but...

Like driving an aircraft carrier

LIKE DRIVING AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Have you ever driven an aircraft carrier? Me neither. But, I'll bet, out of my blog readership, somebody actually has. For the sake...

 
 
 
Confounding color and value in the landscape

CONFOUNDING COLOR AND VALUE IN THE LANDSCAPE

Hey Stape: Here's a plein air painting I did the other day. Maybe you could critique it for me? I call it "The Road Home" because it...

Tonal landscape drawing

TONAL LANDSCAPE DRAWING

A snowy road near Rochester, Vermont Oh, here I am! I have been traveling, teaching workshops and always painting. I get e-mail routinely,...

 
 
 
Old plaster picture frames and a couple of little tricks I know

OLD PLASTER PICTURE FRAMES AND A COUPLE OF LITTLE TRICKS I KNOW

This years blue night scene, I think this is the 33rd year I have made one of these. Stape, is this sort of frame of any value to use...

Snowcamp 2019

SNOWCAMP 2019

Snowcamp 2019I am excited to be doing another Snowcamp this year. The workshop will be held February 23 through 25. The workshop will...

 
 
 
Copying from drawings

COPYING FROM DRAWINGS

Ingres, portrait of Pagini A friend was telling me recently that he wanted to make a copy of a painting. He had reproduction of a Van...

Oh,Hello!

OH,HELLO!

Waiting for spring 24 by 30 Oh, Hello! This blog was to have been a one year effort that stretched to about three years. I wrote a...

 
 
 



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 ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sundown” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Lively palette knife work and contemporary colors make this little mountain meadow scene unique. The clear, cool ponds are shallow enough to wade in on a search for resident... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media,Expressionism “Hidden Figure” by Texas...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media,Expressionism “Hidden Figure” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

A very mysterious painting with many techniques. Layers of acrylics were allowed to drip down the painting, lots of texture and pastel stencils, some asemic writing and, with... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sundown” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Lively palette knife work and contemporary colors make this little mountain meadow scene unique. The clear, cool ponds are shallow enough to wade in on a search for resident... Read more ...

Gone to the Dogs, Dog Paintings, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

Gone to the Dogs, Dog Paintings, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

My niece Kayla, asked me to paint a small portrait of her dog. It reminded me of all the dog portraits I did, when I first started painting. People have such an emotional... Read more ...

10/20/19

10/20/19

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Your hands are cold, Jorge Mascarenhas

Your hands are cold, Jorge Mascarenhas

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This is not a love song

This is not a love song

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LoCal, Mike Mulno

LoCal, Mike Mulno

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Make the bed, Stephanie Serpick

Make the bed, Stephanie Serpick

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Why is everyone upset, it is because everything is awful?

Why is everyone upset, it is because everything is awful?

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