Our painting group works on.. the pose

This is a continuation of my last post on finding a non-pose pose. The chosen pose. This is week two of over painting efforts. We have a good mix in our group. Johan Sellenraad a long time local artist transplant from NYC. We work in his studio along the Delaware River in Millanville, PA. Johan makes big, Subaru sized, paintings of canvas in a strong confident style full of reference. Judith Reeve paints with a expert feel for the figure and gorgeous approach to color.

Over the past several years this has been a tremendous education for me. The simple length of time that we have painted together has allowed me to observe and absorb knowledge and attitude that has helped me along my journey. Please visit their web pages to find out more about Johan and Judith. 



Repost for Another little oil sketch

This is in a little show this Month 

ART IN SIXES 10th anniversary

At the DVAA Gallery 
Narrowsburg, NY

11/15/14 - 12/23/14
A show of piece no bigger than 6" in any direction

Piece is listed at $125

This is a small, very small for me, oil sketch of some clouds rolling over the fields in Bethel NY near my home. This would be part of Yasgur's Farm off rt NY17B.

I need to loosen up and I figured what better way then painting small. No room for detail just shape and tone and color. Takes about an hour and a half and I've made a painting. Way better than typing away on my blog...

Clouds Over Yasgur's  Oil on linen panel  6 x 4