Seniors Complete Three More Paintings

Three new works from the senior class.Do wiskersDeb T. finished this pencil sketch in colored pencil on paper. 12 X 12.

March, 2014.

Sandi K. 2-14-LSandi K. completed this work on her own and brought it to show the class.

Acrylic on artist panel 12 X 10, March, 2014.

Sandi K. postSandi K. also completed this work on her own and brought it to show the class.

Acrylic on canvas, 12 X 20, March, 2014.

My Painting of Hairy Woodpeckers

We have had a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers at our feeder all winter. For this work, a heavy coat of modeling paste was brushed on a 9 X 12 canvas. A light wash of Burnt Sienna followed by a light scraping with a pallet knife produced a nice background. The painting was completed with a  # 14, round brush.

When Sally Met HairyWhen Hairy Met Sally

(Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus L)

Acrylic on panel, 9 X 12, 2014.

My First Painting of 2014

My first painting of 2014. This work was done on a panel with two thick coats of acrylic modeling paste applied with a pallet knife. I used a 3″ short nap roller to lay in the sky, water and basic tree shapes. The painting was completed using no brushes, only a pallet knife and tooth pick. I like the rough surface texture and will experiment with this process over the next group of paintings.

Grape Islands, Lake Massibisic, NHGrape Islands,Lake Massabesic, NH. 2014. 20 X16 inches.

2014 Senior’s Finished Paintings

 Senior’s paintings of 2014

Sandi K. 1-14Sandi K. finished this nice work on her own. February, 2014.

Nancy S. completed the four 8 X 10 panels below as a set. February, 2014.

Nancy S. 2-14, bNancy S. 2-14, cNancy S. 2-14, dNancy S. 2-14, a

Roland M. 13.5Roland M. February, 2014.

Rosemary S. 1-14Rosemary S. completed her first painting in the class. Nice Job Rosemary! February, 2014.

Sally C. 2-14-eSally C. completed her second painting in her second session of the class. February, 2014.

2013 in review

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New Senior Student Completes First Painting

Dottie R, Nov. 2013Dottie R., our newest member of the senior class completed her first painting.    11 X 8, November, 2013.


Another New Painting From the Senior Class

Armand cat 6Armand completed another fine work this week. 20 X 16, 2013.

Senior Class Completes Two New Paintings

Eileen 4Eileen K. C. did an excellent job on this painting. 16 X  20 (untitled)  2013.

Joanne Step iJoanne K. completed another fine painting this week, 16 X 20, 2013, (untitled).

Four More Paintings From the Senior Class

 DSC03829Bob H. F4F-3 Hellcat Fighter 20 X 16, 2013

Eileen 20 X 16Eileen K. C. Landscape 20 X 16, 2013

Galoway Hooker Eileen K. C. Galway Hooker, 20 X 16, 2013

Jerry F. August 2013Jerry F. Canobie Lake Entrance, 2013

Senior Class Completes Three More Paintings

The Senior class has completed three more paintings.

Joanne K. 8-19-13

Joanne K. July, 2013. 24 X 16.

Sandi K. 8-16-13

Sandi K. July, 2013. 10 X 8.

Eileen K. C. 8-19-13

Eileen K. C. July, 2013. 18 X 24.