Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
I recently taught a class on the still life at the Woodlawn Museum of Art in Ellsworth, Maine.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I was inspired to create this painting from the day.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
I just returned from teaching in Venice and Florence. The trip was packed with spectacular visits to view art with side trips to islands like Burano and bike rides in Lucca. I also managed to fit in some sketching in watercolor and graphite. I plan on posting a more complete description of the trip and the great art housed in Venice and Florence so check in later.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I recently spent a week in New York where I gave two lectures regarding the history of the scenes depicted in the Maine Labor Mural at Long Island University in Brooklyn. One was to an arts and culture class and the other to an art history class. The students were very engaged and asked some probing and intelligent questions. They were kind of amazed as to what is happening to us here in Maine.
I also took my nephew who is almost 8 to a friends studio in Long Island City where he sat for a small portrait study. It is not necessarily true that a child has a hard time holding still. I have found that they are completely intrigued by the process and delighted to see the outcome.
It is such a wonderful way to introduce them to painting. I love it.
Monday, January 30, 2012
There will be a workshop on the figure at the studio on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from Noon to 4:30. The model will take four different poses based on themes and students will complete four drawings during the day with emphasis on constructing the figure contextually within a space.