Here are some events over the coming months- there’s something here for everyone. Lots going on this spring/summer. Things have been busy, and though I haven’t been able to update the blog for some time, I’ll be posting some recent paintings soon. In the meantime –
•June 7th-“Paint the Hill’ event on Beacon Hill in Boston. Plein-air painting exhibition and fundraiser organized by Sloane Merrill Gallery and the Beacon Hill Civic Association. We will paint all day and they will have a reception at the gallery on Charles St in the evening. You can get tickets and read more about it here on the gallery’s website.
•June 21st-22nd- Landscape Painting in Boston at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston. All the nuts and bolts of outdoor painting as I know them, held in the heart of Boston on the Esplanade, one of my favorite places to paint in the city. City, Bridges, Water, Boats- lots to paint, and lots of space. There are only a few spots left- 8:30-12:30 $265 get in touch here for signup and materials list
•June 24th- Brushes! The good people from Rosemary & Co (who make some of the best brushes on the market) will here in the studio demonstrating how they make their handmade brushes, showing off their whole line, and will have tons of their brushes for show and sale. Bristles, Synthetics, Sables, all sorts of good stuff. We will plan for the evening so people can get here after the evening commute. Always interesting to chat with a manufacturer, gives you a bit of a different perspective on the materials that we use as artists. Please get in touch if you’re planning on coming as space is somewhat limited here. Easy commuter rail and bus line access.
•June 27-29-Painting the Figure and Portrait This will be fun- Rather than doing another exclusive Portrait or Figure workshop here in the studio we will try to divide the two a bit, and run it a bit differently than past courses. Students will have an option to work on the head and shoulders, or full figure. This will not be taught exclusively sight-size, and we will have lots of time to talk and do demos again. Emphasis will be on producing a likeness, proportions and structure. Students welcome to work in Pencil, Charcoal or Oils $280 10:00-1:00 at the studio in Waltham, Model fees and most materials included.
•July 12-13th Landscape Painting in Vermont– All-day landscape painting intensive nestled away in the hills of Vermont, for the Middlebury Studio School. I am really excited for this, and to get back up to there to do some painting again- Vermont offers some of the best painting in New England. Can’t really ask for more than rolling hills, older architecture and the occasional puffy cloud. The area, views, and weather are ideal for painting, especially when working on painting distance, and the effect of hills receding away from you. Composing paintings in the hills is very different than composing on flat ground. 9:00-3:00 with a short break for lunch. $240 http://middleburystudioschool.org/workshops/
•July- Dates TBD Outdoor Figure Painting with Dana Levin- More info about this later, but we are planning an all-outdoor portrait and figure painting course held at Dana’s place in Reading, MA. Dana also taught at the Florence Academy for years, and together we will be applying traditional academic drawing and observation techniques to the figure, under full sun, as the light moves and colors change. Her backyard is ideal, with lots of privacy, sun and shade. This will be interesting, not your run of the mill model sessions. more about Dana at http://www.danalevin.com/