Saturday, July 31, 2010

A lecture on painting the Oxbow by Thomas Locker


View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow (51.5 x 76 in.) painted in 1836 by Thomas Cole

On July 23 local artist and legend Thomas Locker shared with us his experience painting large scale studio paintings in the spirit of the Hudson River School. Two of his most recent paintings were inspired by Thomas Cole's 1836 Oxbow. Locker visited the spot on Mount Holyoke to do sketches on site and study the scene from life. Once in the studio, he worked from memory, following Cole's belief that this approach would allow the essential characteristics of the scene to rise above the unnecessary details in the artist's mind.


Memory of the Oxbow (60 x 84 in.) painted by Thomas Locker in 2010


Remembered View from Mt. Holyoke (60 x 84 in) painted by Thomas Locker in 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Field Studies from the Fellowship


by Jacob Collins


by Jacob Collins


by Jacob Collins


by Jacob Collins


by Edward Minoff


by Edward Minoff


by Edward Minoff


by Lauren Sansaricq


by Lauren Sansaricq


by Lauren Sansaricq


by Steven Dolan


by Steven Dolan


by Steven Dolan


by Travis Schlaht


by Erik Koeppel


by Erik Koeppel


by Erik Koeppel


by Ken Salaz


by Ken Salaz


by Ken Salaz

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Field Studies from the Fellowship


by Ken Salaz


by Thomas Kegler


by Thomas Kegler


by Thomas Kegler


by Thomas Kegler


by Thomas Kegler

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meanwhile, back in the city . . .



Join us next Wednesday when Graydon Parrish lectures on
M├ętier and Le Beau Ideal: the Method and Means of 19th Century Academic Art
.

Date: Next Wednesday, July 28

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: GCA Cast Hall


Please RSVP to grandcentralacademy@gmail.com


*Graydon Parrish is at GCA teaching a 3-week workshop on Intermediate to Advanced Color Theory.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Photos from the Fellowship


Jacob Collins painting at Platte Clove


Travis Schlaht, Edward Minoff, & Emilie Lee painting at the old Catskill Mtn. House site.


some impressive cumulus clouds


Steven Dolan doesn't mess around with his painting set-up. The table goes everywhere.


Palden Hamilton & Steven Dolan playing some tunes at Cesar Santos' birthday party


Happy birthday Cesar! hope you win big


at one of our evening gatherings where we share the work we've been doing


Edward Minoff toughing it out on a bad weather day


Palden Hamilton staying warm in the rain


Michael Klein joined us for two days of painting and filming for his American Painting Video Magazine.


Iris Schnitter, Annie Youngers, and Thomas Kegler painting in Platte Clove. On this day Michael Klein filmed a demo by Thomas Kegler for American Painting Video Magazine, which should be really fun to watch!


Jacob Collins, Edward Minoff, and Michael Klein in the clove


Cesar Santos in Platte Clove


one of the great houses we are staying in, thanks to the Catskill Mtn. Foundation


Michael Klein filming Edward Minoff painting at Sunset Rock. Stay tuned to American Painting Video Magazine to see some of the footage that Michael got up here!


Nick Alm painting at Sunset Rock


Me getting psyched about the encouraging trail side signage


Annie Youngers painting at Artist's Rock


A stormy morning looking over the Hudson River Valley


Palden Hamilton hanging out with a deer

Eric March painting through the rain