There’s just a bit of panic on Thursdays at Art New England; with time flying by, have I accomplished my objectives? will work be completed before leaving? and am I happy about what I’m taking home? Cleaning up the studio at 9:30, I knew I got this.
It’s been all about the painting, evocative, and atmospheric. This is a motley assortment of some of the paintings thus far, ranging from 6×6 to maybe 24×30 inches. Vera poses challenges that have me shaking up my work habits.
The weeks fly by and the assignments pile up. As I work on the final assignment, I’m trying to understand what I’ve gotten out of this workshop. For me, with an illustrator background and spending more recent years enjoying the rush of plein air – I see how too readily I make compromises to meet a deadlineContinue reading “More assignments from 13 Problems”
Drapery, knife only, minimum size 16×20, using no more than 6 color tones and simplify! (and the 2 darkest areas aren’t quite so black in reality.) I’m thinking about pursuing an intentionally wrong color.
I jumped at the chance to take a 13 week painting workshop with Boston’s one and only George Nick this winter and am now halfway through the program. Nick, who turns 90 next year, spent many years teaching painting at Mass Art and taught my painting teachers. He studied with Edwin Dickinson. It was timeContinue reading “13 Problems”
Vermont was at its best – painting, inspiration, friends and wonderful, dramatic skies but not too much rain. Art New England is a 3 week program of art workshops from Mass College of Art held at Bennington College, a picture perfect summer retreat. (as of today, 7/26 – its not to late to sign upContinue reading “A Week of Painting at Art New England with Stanley Bielen”