Friday, March 29, 2013

Park the Car in Harvard Yard, 11x14"

The Boston area is just so photogenic.  I always find lots of material to paint from when I go there to visit daughter Emily.  This one was painted mostly with a palette knife and will be donated to raise funds for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra next week (Emily is a violist).

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Fractured Still Life, 10x8"

Ann Feldman 

In my last Impressionism workshop session at Mainstreet on Friday, we tried our hands at fracturing a simple still life.  You may remember that I've been experimenting with this technique since I was introduced to it by Julie Ford Oliver.  I gave the students a quick demonstration (it was a simple pear that turned quickly into fruit cocktail so I won't share that one with you) and then I set them free.  I suggested to them that if they would like to see Julie demonstrate her technique, they should download her tutorial on Daily Paintworks.  It is excellent!

This technique requires quite a lot of brainpower.  You could have heard a pin drop in the class.  When they put down their brushes, we were all amazed at the different interpretations that came from the same reference.  I've included some of their work below.

Gloria Zucaro (click to see her blog)

 Ginny Breecher 

 Carol Breyer 

Mary Ann Pailey 

 Linda Rubens

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 8, 2013

"On His Way", 6x6"

I took a photo of my son Jordan crossing this bridge on his bike just a few weeks before he left for school in Colorado. I was on the brink of "empty nestdom", and felt it was symbolic.  He's on his way.

I think I'll keep this one.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Conclave, 8x6"

Well, a Conclave is a gathering of Cardinals, so I thought perhaps that would describe this one pretty well! These brilliant birds continue to flock to my branches and I feel compelled to capture them in paint.

For purchase information, please click on Ann Feldman Conclave. Thank you!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Autumn in Michigan, 20"x16"

This is a larger and more detailed version of a small painting I created earlier.  This one was painted in anticipation of a gallery opening with Button Petter Gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan, taking place on July 20th.  If you'll be in the area, I would be thrilled to see you there!

In other news, there is a write up of a painting demonstration that I put on for the Long Grove Artists' Guild in February in today's Daily Herald.  If you'd like to see the article, please click here.