Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rudy Calao and Rockport

Rudy Calao and Rockport

Painter and friend, Rudy Calao was kind enough to let me bring a group of students into his studio in June of 2011 and these are a few pictures I took of the event along with a little video.
Rudy passed In October of 2014 and we shall all miss him.
Robert Holden has an excellent blog entry about Rudy and it is highly recommended.
Rudolph N. “Rudy” Colao’s life and career are lovingly recounted in an obituary published in the Gloucester Daily Times on Oct. 11, 2014, which can be read online.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Life Drawing Watercolor

From a life drawing workshop.
18" x 24"

Art Students League Interiors

Here are some more paintings of interiors at the Art Students League of New York

 This is a view of the prop closet in studio seven, up on the fourth floor of the league.
Presiding over everything is the Donatello David.
In the back of the studio were painting racks and lockers and every so often an intrepid artist that would defiantly stake claim to a spot in the dim light and wrest a masterpiece out of thin air. 

There was a time when the light on the third and fourth floors of the League was glorious almost spiritual.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Art Students League Studio Scenes

Art Students League Studio Interiors

Walter Mosley under the Pitti Tondo in Studio Seven

Ucchia carving at the League

In the Clay Studios-Art Students League

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

More from my sketchbook

Sketchbook drawings
Mason Landscape class-
Stowe Vermont

Lynn Loftus Elliott

Frank Mason- 

Leslie Watkins

Sally Branch

Mason in Central Park

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sketches of Frank Mason landscape painting class in Stowe,Vermont

More sketches from my time with Frank Mason in Vermont - these in Harry Burnham's barn for the weekly Saturday critique of the week's paintings.

It was chilly that day in June

Monday, February 1, 2016

Frank Mason Class Art Students League Interiors

Some oil sketches I painted of the  Frank Mason Class, These interior scenes were in the beloved studio seven at  the Art Students League of New York.

Emiko painting from underneath the Pitti Tondo

He Suk Kim under the light of studio seven's skylight.

Mason demonstrating in studio seven of the Art Students League with...
Pamela Talese,D.F. White,Lynn Loftus,Sally Branch and John Doyle