“Pictures serene and sublime” New Exhibit of Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel’s work!

Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured

July 6 through August 31, 2013
— Mason House

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists (including many from the so-called Hudson River School) captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine.  Including many of these early landscapes, this exhibit also highlights the work of Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq, nationally-recognized plein air artists who create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation.  The eight-week exhibition will feature a variety of White Mountain landscapes, including several from the collection of the Jackson (NH) Historical Society.  The contemporary works by artists Koeppel and Sansaricq will be available for purchase.  (All sales will benefit the Bethel Historical Society.)
Opening on Saturday July 6 at the Bethel Main Historical Society’s Museum.
All Are Welcome!

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Local, Inexpensive Workshop! With Erik koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq

Sign up now for an amazing landscape painting workshop In Jackson New Hampshire! The workshop is going for a reasonable rate so reserve your place while there is still room.

study of an ash tree_11inX14in

Here is a synopsis of the workshop for those of you interested:

An Introduction to Traditional Landscape Painting – How to Paint the Claudian Tree with Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq
Regardless of your level of experience, the goal of  this workshop will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional landscape painting. In this workshop, we will attempt to place ourselves in the mindset of the great Landscape Painters of the past.  Students will discover a deeper understanding of how these old masters approached the challenge of conceiving a landscape painting in the studio. We believe that the concepts we will be discussing and demonstrating will greatly help the student’s ability to understand nature more thoroughly and thus, greatly improve their outdoor work. Our layered approach to painting, is something unique to today’s art world and is fundamental to achieving a painting in a traditional mode. We will demonstrate glazing , scumbling, and how to use the surface of the canvas to achieve a painting rich in form yet light in color and value.
Fri,-Sun, May 10-12  Friday evening  Erik Koeppel painting demonstration:
6-8:30pm  Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm   $225

Here is the link to sign up : http://www.jacksonartnh.com/fall-2012-classes/art-classes-for-adults/

Hope to see you there!

Painting Florida Landscape

Erik and I had a wonderful time painting the coast and wildlife of this beautiful ‘sunshine state’. We stayed in the Vero Beach area which was lovely . Here are some photos of paintings , drawings and us just having a fun time!

house of refuge, florida“Study of The house of refuge, 7x11in. oil on panel”

sunset in florida“Sunset in Florida , 7x11in. oil on panel”

twilight on the beach                                                                             ” twilight on the beach, 3x6in. ”

mid day beach scene                                                                                 “mid-day beach study , 3×6”

feild of palms                                     ” Palms on the Ft. Pierce Inlet”16x8in.

drawing of palm tree                                                                                                  “drawing of palms”

drawing of the gate of saint augutine                                                                                           drawing of the gates of saint Augustine

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here we are at the spot where Frank Henry Shapleigh, had his studio in fl.

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picking out the best grapefruits
picking out the best grapefruits

New Summer Workshop Through the Grand Central Academy

sunrise over the hudson river
Lauren Sansaricq Sunrise over the Hudson River 24x36in. oil on canvas

Techniques of the Hudson River School with Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq in NH

Erik Koeppel_View over Jackson, NH_16 x 24 inches_Oil on canvas_ White Mountain Art WEB
Erik Koeppel “View over Jackson, N.H.” 16x24in. oil on canvas

 Course Description:click here!

July 25 – Aug 3, 2013 (10 instructed days)
$1350 (includes park fees, a lecture, and 1 group meal)
Location: Jackson, NH in the White Mountain National Forest
Limited shared lodging (private or shared rooms) available
in rental house (kitchen).
Single room housing is available at local hotels.
Class open, accepting registrations.
Lauren Sansaricq "mt. chocorua in N.H."
Lauren Sansaricq “mt. chocorua in N.H.”

Regardless of your level of experience our goal as instructors will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional landscape painting. In this workshop we will attempt to place ourselves in the mindset of the great American Landscape Painters of the 19th Century. By painting in locations actually portrayed by the Hudson River School, we will discover a deeper understanding of how these artists approached the challenge of rendering the landscape before them.

Although we encourage painting, students wishing to learn landscape drawing for the entire ten days are welcome. We will address the following: compositional sketching, light and atmosphere in grisaille, outdoor painting in color. (See attached PDF for full course description and Supply List)

With two instructors we will offer extra personal attention to each student’s individual interests and needs.

See photos of the 2012 workshop at these links:
Days 1,2,3
Days 4,5,6
Final Critique with tons of great Student work

To learn more on the GCA website  Click here
ENROLL HERE

Here are some photos from the previous workshop……

Erik Koeppel _White Mountain Art Workshop_ students and Hudson River Fellows at Jackson Falls
Artists Painting at the local Jackson fall’s
Erik Koeppel _White Mountain Art Workshop_ 2 happy students
workshop student hard at work
Erik Koeppel _White Mountain Art Workshop_Lauren Sansaricq Discussing Glazing
discussion of glazing
Erik Koeppel _White Mountain Art Workshop_Lost Pond!
scene of the near by, Lost Pond
Erik kKeppel talking about the landscape
Erik Koeppel talking about the landscape

last years workshop was wonderful to say the least, it seems that the participants not only learned a tremendous amount but also gained memories and friendships that will last a life time.
looking forward to this summer, and hope to see you there!

Exploring Boston through the eyes of an artist

This past weekend some of my paintings were on display at Hawthorne Fine Art’s booth at The Boston International Fine Art Show. So I decided to checkout the show , this being my first time in Boston, I also  wanted visit all the wonderful museums and beautiful  sites this old city has to offer.
Here are some Images of my work and some lovely historic works from the Hawthorne Fine Art display at the Boston international Fine Art Show:
 
Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)
My Paintings At The Show
JULIUS HERMAN KUMMER (1817–1869)
In addition to attending the Boston International Show. Erik and I also enjoyed The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, they have a superb collection  and in addition to this currently have a show on White Mountain Landscape Painting. here are some images taken at the museum:

Great Ionic columns at the museum
Asher B. Durand
George Inness
exploring one of the lovely period rooms
Thomas Doughty (1793-1856)
Sanford Gifford, “Mount Chocorua”

    Our trip to Boston was lovely and I highly recommend visiting to anyone interested in beautiful Art, Architecture and Culture.

 

Thanks for reading….