This toy tractor just showed it up in my yard one day. It never had a steering wheel, but my kids have played with it so much, it is quite amuzing. For a long time it hung from a tree. God bless my children’s creative play.
I had walked outside to do a painting of my mom-mobile, and this tractor caught my eye next to my perrenials. The deep upright shadows and the pinks and yellows in the sunlight of the upper planes. and the interesting shadow that the pedalless spokes made on the cement. A fun study.
The Warwick Drawing group meets weekly at the Orange County Arts Council facility (A.K.A. the Seligmann Estate), 23 White Oak Road, Sugar Loaf. (Use Chester for your GPS)
Wednesday Morning Session
Time: Wednesday morning, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. (see warwick school district website for snow closings)
This is non-instructional and is open for all to come. Please bring your own materials to draw with and easel. There are some small side tables and chairs for your use, we ask that you clean up your area after the session. There is also a sink if you need water for wet media.
The poses vary, starting off with 5 one minute gestures, 3-two minutes, 2 five minute poses. Then two-ten minute poses, and lastly two twenty minute poses. We draw silently and usually make a heck of a lot of chatter during the five minute breaks.
$50 for all six sessions
$30 for any three of the six
$12 for drop-ins.
3 Hour Studies First Friday of the month
The 1st Friday of the month with a model sometimes clothed sometimes not 10AM-1PM. Sign up in advance. Limited to 1o people. e-mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know if you have any questions email me at email@example.com
You can subscribe to this google calendar to keep you updated of models and any other irregularities that may occassionally occur.
Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Brune email@example.com
Join me for a painting workshop in Ireland Summer 2013 at the Maperath Arts Centre – download a pdf here,Painting Workshop the Maperath Art Centre in Ireland or visit the website for more details http://maperathartcenter.com/. We will have the extended days of July to paint & play in the rolling green hills.
A list of materials will be furnished upon sign up, most materials are there waiting for us.
Artwork on display through June 2013. I have 6 pieces in the show, 2 from my family series, and 4 barn paintings.
On Nov. 10th, 2012, at the Seligmann Center, for the Arts Philip Pearlstein spoke to an audience of artists and art appreciators of this life and work.
Mr. Pearlstein talked of his early days, how was first really encouraged with his art when he won a scholastic scholarship in HS. Then he was in the military in Europe and wanted to pursue a career in illustration. It sounded to me like the young Pearlstein was active in an amazing NYC art movement; he was part of a co-op on 10th Street, The Tananger(? Not sure on spelling).
His art really started to develop into his voice during the time Philip taught at Pratt . He was part of a figure drawing group that met on Sunday nights. He worked in umber Washes in Watercolor to nail the figure quickly, like my music sheets. He was teaching figure drawing and wanted to show his students an idea of what one could do with a the figure in a developed way, so he began hiring his own models and working on large canvases. He also met on a Friday night with other artist to talk about art. Robert Motherwell led artist discussions at NYU that anyone could attend. Sometimes, he said 50 or 60 people were there. It seemed to me the discussions with his peers were invaluable to his development. What also seemed to be invaluable was his teaching. He pushed himself for his students, and then also learned from them.
I’ve often looked at his work and looked for meaning and I have learned that that was his intent. He created a sense of wonder and mystery with his composition with objects and poses of the human body, breaking up the picture plane. His complex sense of composition was influenced by his early days as an abstract expressionist. When asked if the camera was competitor, he commented that the camera is limited with the field of vision, unlike his paintings, where he can have the picture plane in focus throughout the painting.
When asked about his process, I learned that he currently works on 4 paintings at a time. 3 days a week, each day a different model in session. One of the most interesting things to me is that he starts with a watercolor sketch . He does not work from the sketch, but chooses the most challenging of the sketches to do a painting from life of.
I am inspired to continue working with the figure drawing group, teaching and attending the artist salons that meet at the Seligmann on Thursday nights once a month.
Thank you to Susan Hope Fogel for Producing this event, Michelle Feder our fantastic Q and A facilitator. Thank you to he Center for the Arts for this opportunity.
Open Life drawing meets every Wednesday at the Seligmann 10AM-12PM. For more info visit , http://www.jhowardstudios.com/category/warwickdrawinggroup/
THE 50TH ANN. ANNUAL JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBIT OF THE ORANGE COUNTY ART FEDERATION AWARDS JANET HOWARD-FATTA, BEST OF SHOW
The 50th Anniversary Annual Juried Members Exhibition of the Orange County Art Federation awarded Janet Howard-Fatta – Best of Show – for “Guitar Man”, Oil on Board. Federation President and organizer of the show, Sarah McHugh of Warwick, states, “We are very honored this year to have for our judge the esteemed and widely exhibited artist, Jason Gaillard. And “Jason deliberated almost 3 hours to award art works in various media..””
Janet commented on this work ”This painting was done at the Warwick Drawing Group that meets at the Seligmann Center in Sugarloaf. It’s inspiration is the talented Chris Brune, a local music teacher who also draws with the group”. Jason Gaillard commented, “I love that she left the wood. Beautiful whites and darks, reminds me of Bonnard”.
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE, Linda Barboni ,“ Hudson River Skyline” ,Pastel; Peter Krobath, “Blue Barn”, Oil on Canvas; Miroslav M. Vrzala ,“Our Past, Our Future”, Digital Photography
Cynthia Harris-Pagano,“Back Nude”,Oil on Canvas
The 50th Anniversary Annual Juried Members Exhibition of the Orange County Art Federation (OCAF) will be on view through Oct. 28, 2012 in Orange Hall Gallery. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of Orange County Community College.
The OCAF is a not-for-profit organization designed to promote art and artists in Orange County. It acts as an umbrella association for many art organizations and several individuals. Recently, the following groups have been members of OCAF: Northeast Watercolor Society, Wallkill River School, Warwick Art League, Goshen Art League, Middletown Art Group, River Valley Artists Guild, Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop, Fine Arts Studios, Creative Collective, Hearts & Hands Center, Artists Alternative, and Barryville Area Artists Association.
Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday 9am – 8pm and Friday, 9am – 6pm. Also, Fridays, October 5 & 12, 9am – 9:30pm; Saturdays, October 6, 4 – 9:30pm, October 13, 7:30 – 9:30pm; October 20, 11am – 9:30pm and Sundays, October 7 & 14, 2:30 – 4:30pm & October 21, 11am – 5pm. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs (845) 341-4891 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Painting Intuitively – Four Full Day Workshop
For beginners to advanced, with an emphasis on painting exercises to paint quickly, intuitively with creative color. We will discuss ways of seeing and practical applications of paint. I’ll tell you my painting mantras, discuss and apply color theorydo a demo and have a few handouts available for you. Depending on number of participants we will either be in my studio, I’ll book someplace larger if more than 4 (but limited to 8) Participants will be working from still life in natural light, or outside in the Audubon property that is adjacent to the studio, weather permitting.
http://www.jhowardstudios.com/category/warwickdrawinggroup/For Ages: 15 and to adult (class size limited to 8)
Place: Studio at 24 Overhill Lane, Warwick, NY
Call 845-544-2606 or e-mail me to let me know if you would like to participate, or if you have any questions.
Supply list supplied upon registration.
Teen Painting & Drawing Classes -Tuesdays 6-8PM
Painting & drawing, with a focus on light, color composition. Here at my studio $25 per class Students will learn advanced drawing & painting skills, working with a variety of wet and dry mediums including, oils, charcoal, ink. With oils, we will work on technique, materials, color, composition, and elements of design. Students work independently, if a student has an idea on what he or she wants to accomplish, I try to help them realize their ideas and help them through the process to accomplish them.
Classes size is limited (4 ) At my private studio. Starting January 15th – for 6 weeks $25 per class.
On Friday mornings and Monday Mornings in the summer I have the wonderful opportunity to play farm girl at Emmerich Greenhouses. From the beginning of July through September at 8AM I show up on the farm with keens, hat and sun screen, or on rainy days with rain jacket and pants, and muck boots ready to harvest the abundant, diverse, flowers in the Emmerich’s back fields to be sold at the farmers markets in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Warwick. I come with my camera sometimes, and often I come home sketching the women I work with. We are like poetry. Ginny, Patty, Nancy and all the other young girls that come for paid flower therapy. The work is hard on my back, sweaty and repetitive. This kind of work fills my creative soul. I feel in touch with the rhythm of the season and the land. Snapdragons, marigolds , zinnias, verbena, celosia, sunflowers, statice, ageratum and more. I love the idea that I am spreading the beauty of nature all over the city.
Here are two links to the two little 9 x 12 paintings I did last week in Newton. I positioned myself in the shade and caught a breeze, so I was pretty well off. I usually don’t paint at 12PM, I prefer the morning and evening light but with a street scene subject there are the strong shadows of buildings to play with. The paintings are there at Traillworks until August 14th along with the Contemporary Landscape exhibit. Newton has a quaint little Spring Street happening and Traillworks is a gem there.
And more press from the PRESS
In the past I have made my own sketchbooks small enough to fit in my pocket so I could doodle/sketch whereever I am. This was an opportunity to share my sketchbook joy with a larger audience. I love carving in the the nooks of time to work in these books and the freedom that they allow me to do whatever I want in them. I did not follow the theme too well. I thought is was ” Where secrets were told”, I also decided that secrets are not told, that if you tell them, they are not a secret. Check out all 34 pages of the Limited Edition Sketchbook I completed in April.
This book can be physically checked out of the Brooklyn Art Library.