It's been a while since I've posted on my blog. Been busy with teaching. Just finished up 2 six-week classes on painting and a few workshops too. In addition my open life drawing and painting sessions are in full swing! It's been a great season so far with artist friends and great models! Here's some of the latest portrait studies from the Thursday night sessions.
I've been very busy working on new paintings for the upcoming show at Travis Gallery.
New Horizons, A Two Person
Exhibition will feature a
collection of new work that includes abstracts, landscape and figurative oil
My new work is not only about the subject but about light. I explore the drama of the first rays of morning sun to the last glimpse of the day. The new paintings evoke a mood which is both mysterious and beautiful.
Emily’s new work is greatly influenced by the landscape – both
rural and urban. The rural paintings are based on her observation of weather,
light, fog and mist of her surrounding area while the urban pieces have bolder
colors with organic shapes. Each piece has an inner glow that results from
multiple layers of paint and glazing.
The opening receptions will be on Saturday, April 27 from 5-8PM and Sunday, April 28 from 12-4PM.The show will run through May 18.
George Thompson is a nationally recognized, award-winning fine artist known for his portrait, figure and landscape work. His paintings are part of many prominent collections. He has exhibited at the Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, The Art Students League in New York and The Philadelphia Sketch Club. In addition, he had over 30 of his figure and portrait paintings on view at The Trenton State Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in New Jersey. He has been featured in The Artist's Magazine numerous times and has had portraits featured on their covers. Thompson also works as an editorial illustrator with work appearing in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and many other publications. Thompson runs weekly life drawing and painting sessions and teaches workshops.