CHEBEAGUE ISLAND, MAINE WORKSHOP

Please join me for my workshop on August 9-15, 2015 that I am teaching in Maine.  The workshop was coordinated with an art historical perspective, with emphasis on Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer, and was designed to give the participant a greater understanding and insight into their most important works.  We will be painting in the locations that Wyeth and Homer painted and experiencing the same beautiful Maine landscape that inspired them.

To register, contact Ted Matz at (561)-452-5710 or Terri Marra at (734)646-5889 or artsearch.tm@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

PLEIN AIR PROVENCE

Plein Air Provence Painting Workshop  
June 24 – July 1, 2005

I would personally like to invite you to join me on an incredible art & cultural adventure in the heart of Provence.  The plein air painting workshop I am offering will include very personalized painting instruction while exploring the south of France in the region around Arles and St. Remy.
This is more than a painting workshop but an educational adventure into the life of one of the greatest painters of the modern era. The paintings that Van Gogh produced when working in Arles and St. Remy amounted to an immense breakthrough in his style and in the history of Western art. 
Just imagine painting in the same locations where Van Gogh painted some of his most important works, like the “Langlois Bridge”, “The Olive Grove”, the “Café Terrace At Night” and more.   The workshop will be base in St. Remy at the Villa Glanum, which is located across from the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh lived and painted some of his most famous works such as “Starry Night”. 
The daily painting excursions will be coordinated and accompanied by our French program coordinator. Because she is a local, knows the area and speaks French, we will be able to experience the South of France from a truly insiders point of view.
Please see the accompanying brochure that includes a detailed daily itinerary.  Early booking savings of $200 per person expires November 20, 2014.  Space is limited so, I encourage you to enroll as soon as possible to ensure your place by contacting Mary Lee Kenny at The Travel Gallery-American Express, 561-745-1553.   I hope to see you in Provence!

MAINE INSPIRATION

I think that Maine has gotten in my blood.  I truly miss it and its only been a short while.  When I was in Southeast Harbor, Maine I took a boat ride and saw this lighthouse and was taken by it.  I worked in pastel trying to capture what I had seen that day.  Since I live in Florida it is a real treat to be able to work on a piece that has such extreme perspective.  I think that is what I miss most about not being in Maine and that is the scale and the drama of the landscape.  Enjoy!

Not sure I included this oil plein air painting that I did at the cemetery at Somesville, Maine in my previous post.  Not a typical place to paint but I couldn’t help it, it was just a very beautiful spot. I especially like the hydrangea’s that set off the tombstones in this painting.