Joanne K. Gulls Galore, acrylic on canvas. 18 x 24, 2014.
Carlieen M. has finished her second painting. Water Lilies, 11 X 14.
Acrylic on canvas board.
Grace F., one of our newest students has done a great job on her first painting. June, 2014.
The senior painting class finished three more paintings this week. The class has completed 160 paintings since October, 2009.
Carleen M. completed her first painting in our class. Great job on a first painting! 14 X 12 inches, 2014.
Armand B. completed this fine tropical scene last week. 12 X 14, June, 2014.
Bob H. finished this nice snow scene. 12 X 16 inches.
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.
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.
This painting of the Grape Islands, Lake Massabeic, NH was completed with just a pallet knife.
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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Three new works from the senior class.Deb T. finished this pencil sketch in colored pencil on paper. 12 X 12.
Sandi 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. also completed this work on her own and brought it to show the class.
Acrylic on canvas, 12 X 20, March, 2014.
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 Hairy Met Sally
(Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus L)
Acrylic on panel, 9 X 12, 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 Massabesic, NH. 2014. 20 X16 inches.