Monday, July 23, 2012

The Workshop Experience

                                                         Low Tide, Gloucester Harbor

        The painting above (oil on board, 12x16) was inspired by a workshop experience -- in particular, a plein air workshop hosted by David P. Curtis.  David is a rich colorist , concerned not only with veracity of drawing, hue and value, but also with the mastery of chroma (color intensity).  I urge anyone reading this blog to go to his website to enjoy -- and learn from his paintings.  A painter, remember, is really a perpetual student.  No matter how accomplished we fancy ourselves there is always something that (a) we need to master or (b) we must be reminded of.  In taking an arts workshop it is helpful to know your own shortcomings -- that can be the key for unlocking the treasure of a workshop  for you.  Another painting of the area includes this one:
                                                                Low Tide, Rocky Neck

   These paintings and this one
                                                          At Ft. Wetheril

will be included in the upcoming show I share with Katerina Stepanova, a photographer, at the Bill Krul Gallery in Narragansett, RI, with opening reception on Saturday, August 4th, 3 - 7 PM.
Hope to see you there!

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