Sunday, October 30, 2011

Brushes and a Vase



This vase was handmade by a former professor, and given to me to be used as a brush holder. The brushes were handmade by an artist friend. They go together very well, and it is a privilege to be able to use them.

Permanent Display











My former college (Monroe County Community College) now owns a painting that I completed, and this will be on permanent display at the new LazyBoy auditorium. I am very grateful to this wonderful school, and for professors Gary Wilson, and Ted Vassar.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Leon Engelen









Just finished artist Leon Engelen's book "Observant Eyes." Mr. Engelen is a truly remarkable artist, and I would highly recommend his book to any artist interested in working with oil paint http://www.engelen.com/shop/book.htm . The book contains a lesson, and is mainly a compilation of close up pictures of his works. The photos are an education in themselves.

His website is packed with wonderful information http://www.engelen.com/, and his Youtube videos are quite inspirational: