Newest Student Completes Her First Painting

 Grace F.

Grace F., one of our newest students has done a great job on her first painting. June, 2014.

Senior Class Finishes Three More Paintings

The senior painting class finished three more paintings this week. The class has completed 160 paintings since October, 2009.

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 Carleen M. completed her first painting in our class. Great job on a first painting! 14 X 12 inches, 2014.

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 Armand B. completed this fine tropical scene last week. 12 X 14, June, 2014.

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 Bob H. finished this nice snow scene. 12 X 16 inches.

My Biggest Fan Visits at the GSAA Spring Show

My Grandson watches me paint at the last Greater Salem Artists spring show. This is a painting of a fantastic Beech Tree in our neighborhood. I am also doing a graphite pencil on paper of this subject. art show april 2014

My display of some of my paintings. I had four of my most popular paintings made into 500 piece puzzles. These puzzles are a great hit with the crowd. My matching blank note cards are also good sellers. Check out a link for Piece Time Puzzles for more information on these puzzles.art show april 2014 (2)

This painting of the Grape Islands, Lake Massabeic, NH was completed with just a pallet knife. art show april 2014 (3)

Senior Class Artist Adds His Best work To Date

One of our Senior Painting class artists has completed his most ambitious work to date. Jerry F. completed this 24 X 30 night painting of Boston Common. A difficult subject well painted. Great work Jerry!

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There has been a glitch with the Camera Obscura page. The link to several photos will  be re-established soon. Thank you to those who made me aware of this problem.

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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.

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(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.

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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.

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