Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Florida Paintings in the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art

The best art museum for Florida themed landscape paintings in Florida is in Daytona at the Cici and Hyatt Brown museum in Daytona.

The innovative Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art is home to the largest collection of Florida art in the world and features a rotating collection of 2,600 Florida-themed oil and watercolor paintings. The Museum's grand central gallery and mezzanine showcase the collection's signature pieces, while six smaller galleries feature beautiful changing exhibitions with Florida themes.

Some of my favorites....

Herman Herzog

Herman Herzog

Herman Herzog

Herman Herzog

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Gunderson Exhibition in Beacon, NY

Gunderson Exhibition in Beacon, NY

The Inn and Spa in Beacon, New York 2019

The Beacon Fine Art Gallery - located in the lobby of the Inn and Spa in Beacon at 151 Main Street in Beacon, NY

The Gallery opens a new art exhibition featuring representational landscape
and still-life  paintings by renowned American painter,
Keith Gunderson of Kerhonkson, NY.  

Click here for exhibition

Hudson Highlands

Passing Shower

Morning on the Hudson

Hudson Valley Homestead

Saturday, January 12, 2019

In the Wake of the Ferry

In the Wake of the Ferry

When in Manhattan I try to take the Staten Island Ferry across and back which gives me great motifs to paint with my watercolors.

In the Wake of the Ferry
7" x 9" watercolor
by Keith Gunderson

Here are two versions of this scene painted by John Sloan around 1907, along with an intaglio etching. Sloan titled the two paintings "In the Wake of the Ferry".Version one  is in the Phillips collection in Philadelphia and version two is in Detroit.

This was an etching Sloan made around the same time.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Figure Drawings find new homes

Figure Drawings get adopted.
Yeah- wake up to find two drawings sold on Ebay. I love it when that happens.
To a collector in Omaha, Nebraska- Thank You.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Passing Shower

This is called "Passing Shower" and just this week sold at the Beacon Fine Art Gallery i Beacon, NY.
The gallery is the invention of Roger Greenwald, not only the director of the gallery but the owner of the Spa and Inn at Beacon as well as the architect of the newly constructed five story contemporary brownstone.

The Beacon Fine Art Gallery
The Inn and Spa at Beacon
151 Main St.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Florida Beach House

Florida Beach House
the intense tropical light, blue shadows, and lush colors are what I sought to achieve in this sketch of a Florida Beach House in Key West

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Watercolors at Bowling Green

Bowling Green Manhattan Plein Air

Whenever I'm in lower Manhattan- which is not infrequently- I always manage to make a plein air watercolor or two in and around the Bowling Green, Whitehall, and the Staten Island Ferry.
Here's a few..

 Battery Park
watercolor by Keith Gunderson

 Bowling Green Station
watercolor by Keith Gunderson

View from the Ferry
watercolor by Keith Gunderson

Whitehall and the Ferry
watercolor by Keith Gunderson

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bob Ross in New Smyrna Beach

Bob Ross in New Smyrna Beach

After doing some grocery shopping at Publix in New Smyrna Beach we discovered the Bob Ross Art Workshop and Gallery, which occupied a storefront in the adjacent strip mall.We entered to find a room full of students, all learning about landscape painting on their way to becoming certified in the Ross technique
Bob Ross is known for the The Joy of Painting is an American half-hour instructional television show hosted by painter Bob Ross which ran from January 11, 1983 until May 17, 1994. In each episode, Ross taught techniques for landscape oil painting, completing a painting in each sessionRoss used the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, in which the painter continues adding paint on top of still-wet paint rather than waiting a lengthy amount of time to allow each layer of paint to dry. From the beginning, the program kept the selection of tools and colors simple so that viewers would not have to make large investments in expensive equipment. Combining the wet painting method with the use of large one- and two-inch brushes, as well as painting knives, allowed Ross to paint trees, clouds, mountains, and water in a matter of seconds. Each painting would start with simple strokes that appeared as nothing more than smudges of color. As he added more and more strokes, the blotches would transform into intricate landscapes

.Video of Ernie, one of the instructors.

Seahorse Dance at the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach Florida.

We were enthralled to these magical creatures. So delicate and perfect in every way. And so fragile.
What beauty,

More from New Smyrna

A few more paintings and stuff from last month's New Smyrna Beach painting trip.

Moonrise over the palms
16" x 20"
oil on linen


 New Smyrna Beach View


 Morning on the Beach