Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Painting Class

Painting in the Classical Tradition

Mondays, Oct. 17 through Dec. 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuition: $20 per evening ($25 with materials)
Instructor: David Lane
Level: Novice to Intermediate

Keep your drawing and painting skills fresh. Drop in for a couple of evenings or attend them all. Demonstrations, instruction and exercises will focus on classical realism techniques with an emphasis on observation, and working from life. Work in the medium of your choice: Charcoal, graphite, oils, acrylic or watercolor.

Essential topics for study will include:
Value, form, massing, reductive techniques, observing the dynamics of light and shadow, atmospheric space, mood, composition, harmonics, value, color mixing, edges, tools & materials, and application techniques (glazing, underpainting, scumbling).

To register: www.porchlightpaintings.com or call 413-662-2769.
Eclipse Mill, 243 Union Street, loft #201, North Adams, MA.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday in the Garden

A perfect afternoon to sketch in the garden. These are watercolor and pencil.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Art About Town

Last night hundreds of people took part in a marvelous project on Holden Street in downtown North Adams. With fearless and inspired leadership by Sidewalk Sam, Gail and Phil Sellers and countless other local artists, we transformed the street into a giant Matisse painting. This one will only last a few days, but the hope is to do another painting next summer that will be more permanent. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

another from later in the week

Saturday, July 17, 2010

figure week

A good week of solid practice.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

It was so lovely and cool this morning, I grabbed my watercolors as I was headed out the door and spent an hour under a tree in Williamstown taking in the sunny scenery.

Monday, February 15, 2010

dirt on paper/charcoal love

A quick little study/demo from the other day. I like how expressive charcoal can be in just a few strokes and some wipe-outs.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Figure and Portrait Drawing at the Clark

February 7 thru March 28, 2010
Sundays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drape, fold, swish, and figure—Giovanni Boldini's paintings excite the eye and spark the imagination. Using the mood and style of the master Boldini as inspiration, we will work from a live model, clothed and unclothed. El
ementary techniques and some advanced topics of figure and portrait drawing will be covered over the course of eight sessions. Basic supplies are provided.

$150 ($125 members). For more information and to register, call 413-458-0524. Registration deadline: Jan. 30th.

Full calendar of Clark events here:


Read more about the Boldini exhibition here:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

North Adams Open Studios, Oct. 17 &18

Drop in, chat, browse and pick up some original art this weekend as artists open their studios to the public. Come check it out -- should be a fun event! I'll have my studio open from 10-6, in the Eclipse Mill, 243 Union St. #201.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

North Adams Paint Out

When: Rain or shine, Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 11 AM-4 PM, with a reception to be held showcasing the works created, from 5 PM-7:30 PM
Where: Meet at the NAACO Gallery (33 Main Street) at 11 AM sharp to register, sign in and collect your participation badge. Painting can take place anywhere in the downtown area. 
Registration: Two levels of entry. Professional Artist (5+ years of painting, gallery sales, etc). Non-professional Artist (painting for the love of it!).
Fee: $10/person. Payable in advance or the morning of. To register, pick up a registration form from the gallery or use this link to download and application.
Rules: Paintings must be completed the day of and be at the gallery by 4:30 pm to be considered for judging. All mediums and styles welcome. Up to 2 entries per person. No hazardous materials in the gallery, please. Consider bringing a matching frame for displaying your piece at the end of the day.
Prizes: Best of Show (P). Best of Show (NP). Second, third and honorable mentions will be given in Professional and Non-Professional categories.
Judging: Judging will take place during the reception and awards will be announced between 5:30 and 6.
Sales: NAACO members may exhibit their paintings under their current sales contract. All other participants agree to a 40% commission from sales to benefit the gallery. Artists are responsible for pricing their own work.
Pick up: Work may be left on display in the gallery the following day and picked up at the end of the day Sunday, or the following Wednesday.

North Adams Scene by Thor Wickstrom.