June 9-15 painting workshop in the heart of the Hudson River Valley

About the workshop

In Search of Beauty: Landscapes & Still Life
Sun, June 9 to Sat, June 15, 2019
Medium: Oil/Acrylic
Level: All Levels
Location: Plein Air & Studio

Call Now to Book this 5-day workshop

Hudson River Valley Art Workshops
PO Box 659, Greenville, New York 12083-0659
telephone: (518) 966-5219 Toll-free: (888) 665-0044 fax: (518) 966-8754
email: info@artworkshops.com


Time is limited, so let them know your interested, today!

 

My opening at the Grand Bohemian Gallery, St. Augustine

My opening  at the Grand Bohemian Gallery, St. Augustine

Last month, I was an honored guest of the Casa Monica Resort & Grand Bohemian Gallery, They hosted a showcase of my two-dimensional Artwork demonstrating my eclectic styles steeped in Traditional techniques. The gallery is right in the picturesque downtown area. I was told, St. Augustine, FL is the oldest city in the US, 1565, that’s where it is, folks, so go check them out and see some of my favorite paintings on display.

I’ll post more of the work itself…

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How New York’s Postwar Female Painters Battled for Recognition

When reading this I was inspired and I felt an empathy to Claudia Roth Pierpont’s narration of Lee Krasner’s pursuit as an artist. A good read, hope you enjoy.


 
Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, and Grace Hartigan in 1957.    Photograph by Burt Glinn / Magnum

Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, and Grace Hartigan in 1957.

Photograph by Burt Glinn / Magnum

The women of the historic Ninth Street Show had a will of iron and an intense need for their talent to be expressed, no matter the cost. by Claudia Roth Pierpont

Click for full article in the New Yorker

 

It isn’t Yosemite, It’s heaven

I was breathless and nearly shivering in awe at the sight of this dream of a painting by Albert Beirstadt. The Haggin Museum has a number of gems but this one… this is my favorite.

I took as many photos as I could to recall and share the experience.

I was in Stockton, CA, in August, exhibiting with the American Women Artists Exhibition hosted at the Haggin Museum. Read more about it the previous post.

Enjoy these images…

Sunset in the Yosemite Valley c. 1868 by Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902   Size (inches): 36 1/4 x 52 1/4  Medium: Oil on Canvas Location: Hull Gallery

Sunset in the Yosemite Valley c. 1868 by
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902


Size (inches): 36 1/4 x 52 1/4
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Location: Hull Gallery

My personal takeaway

Seeing this painting was everything I had hoped but didn’t know I was looking for it.  I have recently worked on Sunsets, clouds, and atmospheric affects in my oil painting, I was very satisfied with what could be done in oil. 

unbeknownst to me at the time I was really longing to see something that took the effects to the max.  This is what I found.  In Beirstadt’s, "Sunset at Yosemite Valley" seems to have been made to stimulate all the tactile senses, as I hope you can see in some of the detail images.

In my current body of work I have at least two works in progress where I will continue to use what I gleamed from viewing this work in person.  I’m looking forward to sharing the results and writing more.

This was my first attempt to achieve the sunlight and develop my own process for working with a light and air filled atmosphere. and I’m looking forward to doing it again. It helps that like the trees in Yosemite, my figure is a contrasting element for the power of the Sunlight.

This was my first attempt to achieve the sunlight and develop my own process for working with a light and air filled atmosphere. and I’m looking forward to doing it again. It helps that like the trees in Yosemite, my figure is a contrasting element for the power of the Sunlight.