Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mt. Gretna School of Art

March 13, 2014 by  
Filed under landscape painting

New opportunities for the study of landscape painting this summer. There has been a long history of summer programs for painters wanting to paint the landscape along side other painters. The camaraderie which grows from the shared challenges of painting outdoors over an extended period of time can push the painter much further than just [...]

“Patrick George – A Likeness” – DVD review

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under landscape painting, Reviews, Slade School, videos

Patrick George once stated: ‘I try to paint a likeness of what I see…In London I paint pictures of people, of things lying around my room and the view out of the window. In the country I go outside and paint the landscape…The pictures take a long time to paint, sometimes several years.’ Patrick George [...]

Interview with Jon Redmond

September 28, 2013 by  
Filed under interiors, interviews, landscape painting, still life

Jon Redmond, Chanterelles, 10 x 10 inches Oil on Board click here for a larger view Jon Redmond is a Pennsylvania based painter who is currently has one person show of new work at the Sommerville-Manning Gallery This show is up until October 12. Jon Redmond studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [...]

Interview with Jeffrey Reed

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under interviews, landscape painting

Glinsk, Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches (Courtesy of the Gross McCleaf Gallery) I would like to thank Jeffrey for taking the time to share his thoughts and work in this email interview. Jeffrey Reed lives in Pennsylvania where he paints and teaches as well as spending summers on the Western coast of Ireland [...]

Painting the Dramatic Moment: An Interview with Elise Schweitzer

  Interview by Elana Hagler   Elise Schweitzer’s full-bodied, bold, and luscious paintings caught my eye a couple of years ago and I’ve been following her work since.  Elise has a wonderful mix of formal invention and playful, curious narrative in her work.  Many painters I’ve seen tend to fall into the formalist camp or [...]

Interview with Frank Hobbs

Frank Hobbs, Gas Works & Trailers, January Light, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2013 click here for a larger view I enjoyed meeting Frank Hobbs in Civita, Italy last summer where he gave a slide talk during his visit to the JSS summer Italy program. I’ve also enjoyed following his writings on painting and [...]

Interview with Lucy MacGillis

Lucy MacGillis Astoncolle II 50 x60 inches Oil on canvas 2010 click here for a larger view Lucy MacGillis is a painter who has been living in Italy since her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Her paintings are represented in private and corporate collections internationally. She shows her work at a variety [...]

Interview with John David Wissler

February 7, 2013 by  
Filed under interviews, landscape painting

John David Wissler Ochre Light 6×7 inches Oil on Panel click here for a larger view   John David Wissler is a Pennsylvannia based painter who shows at the Lancaster Galleries and the Islesford Artists Gallery of Little Cranberry Island, Maine.. I’d like to thank him for taking the time to answer my questions about his fabulous [...]

Interview with Sigal Tsabari

Sigal Tsabari , Hidden, 102.5x 102cm 2008-10 oil on canvas click here for a much larger view (true for most all images)   This past summer, in Civita Castellana, Italy, I was fortunate to meet Sigal Tsabari and to watch her slide talk about her work. I was very pleased this summer when she agreed [...]

The Civita Experience

Corot’s view of Civita from Terrano   I’m finally able to post about my experience this past summer at the Jerusalem Studio School Summer Art Program in Civita Castellana, Italy. As many readers may know I’ve been helping the JSS with their blog and in promoting their summer program. I also asked a few other [...]

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