I’ve got a new painting class starting this Thursday in New Haven- “How to Mix Color: An Introduction to Color Theory and Color-Spot Painting”
Learn how to use the basics of color theory to improve your ability to mix colors that capture the vibrancy of the world of color around you. We will put theory to practice with a “color spot” painting from a still life that focuses on the exact relationship between the large areas of color that make up a composition.
At a recent visit back home to Illinois over the holidays I got a chance to visit the David Adler Center where I got my early art training. They asked me to do an interview about my experiences there for their website! I was honored. Enjoy!
Join me for an introduction to the basic forms of the head and features. Then we’ll explore how to use this understanding to capture a convincing likeness of a live model in light and shadow. Finally! Learn how to draw eyes in three dimensions!
Learn the basics of structural
drawing, form modeling and composition through the study of still life
objects. The class is designed to give you a clear process of looking
and drawing that can be used both for simple objects and more
Learn perspective, structural drawing, composition and how drawing your world can bring a heightened artistic awareness to everyday life. The class will meet at 92Y and occasionally on-site at different locations in the neighborhood.
Tuesdays, 9 am – 11:30 am. First class Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Trees are a beautiful and compelling (yet challenging) subject for many artists. Get some focused time to learn about common patterns to look for in tree shapes, how to start and finishing a drawing of a tree, and techniques for simplifying and rendering details. A must for any landscape artist. The class will meet at historic Edgerton Park, home of some of the largest and most beautiful tree specimens in New Haven.
Saturdays October 13 & 20, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Rain date on October 27.
I’m happy to be returning to the League to teach “Fundamentals of Drawing” on Monday nights, June 4–August 13. Learn the basics of structural drawing, form modeling and composition through the study of still life objects. The class is designed to give you a clear process of looking and drawing that can be used both for simple objects and more complicated subjects.
My piece “Middle Passage” was included in this great article by Brian Slattery in the New Haven Independent on the “How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?” show at Kehler Liddel Gallery (April 26-May 27).
“It takes a second to get your bearing. There’s a woman gazing out at you from Eric March’s canvas, stoic, angry, accusing. As your eye takes in the full image, you see that the funereal flowers aren’t below the woman; they’re floating on the waves lapping a sandy store. You, the viewer, aren’t standing upright. You’re floating in the air just over the waves, looking down. The woman is under the waves, looking up.
The piece is called Middle Passage, and it’s probably the first thing you’ll see when you walk into the Kehler Liddell Gallery on Whalley Avenue for “How With This Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?” a 53-artist exhibit about art and political outrage running now through May 27.”
My painting “Middle Passage” will be part of a new exhibition “How with this Rage Shall Beauty Hold a Plea?” at Kehler Liddell Gallery (873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT). The opening reception is Sunday, April 29 from 3-6 pm with a panel discussion at 2pm. The title of this show is a quote from Shakespeare and is premised on the question “What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?” (Alex Ross, 2017 New Yorker magazine). The show runs through May 27, 2018.
My studio will be open on October 28-29!
Come visit: 315 Peck Street, New Haven, CT, Building 5, Third Floor, Studio A.
Noon – 6:00 pm.
This year I’ll have a bunch of work up on my walls as well as some special events including:
• A visit from Guest Curator George Billis on Sunday, October 29 at 1:20 pm.
• live portrait-drawing demonstration from 3:00pm – 4:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
• Kids Art Table set up with art supplies for kids to draw and paint.
(Please note that the kids table will be closed both for the demo from 3-4 and the curator visit on Sunday.)