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!

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

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!

Artwork Featured in the Boston International Fine Art Show this weekend!

  If anyone is in the Boston area this weekend consider checking out this wonderful event! Enjoy fine food, delicious wine, festive music, and of course an array of historical and contemporary fine art.

My artwork will be included in the show represented by Hawthorne Fine Art.

November 15-18, 2012

The Cyclorama

At The Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in the South End

New England’s Premier Show and Sale
of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art

40 Outstanding Galleries
from the
 United States and Europe

Paintings • Works on Paper • Sculpture
Photography • Fine Prints • Mixed Media

 Friday 1pm – 8pm | Saturday 11am – 8pm | Sunday 11am – 5pm

Admission $15, under 12 Free
Tickets available at the door.

Demonstration of Underpainting to Glazing at Saint Anselm College

Setting up for the Demo

    Thank you to everyone who made it to the artist talk and demonstration! It was an honor to have the opportunity to discuss my process and show my work  at such a prestigious venue.  I would also like to send out a deep thank you to  Fr. Ian MacLellan for making the whole exhibition possible, and Jennifer Krieger who represents my work at Hawthorne Fine Art for making this possible.  I have decided to do a blog post illustrating the moon painting demo I did this past Thursday.


Once the drawing is sketched in and I know where I want the moon to be placed, I start to paint the band of sky directly around the sphere of the moon. This color tends to be a light blue color with hints of red and orange.  Once this band is complete. I build out with progressively darker and warmer bands until I feel the gradation of the sky is right in value and hue.

30 min. demo. of moon underpainting

Once the
Underpainting is done I progress to the Glazing phase on a separate panel…

demo of underpainting brought through glazing


Here I am rubbing the tonal glaze over the whole picture
color of tonal glaze


And just give you an idea
here is an image of the glaze on a piece of clear plastic. look at it in comparison to the white panel!



the same underpainting with tonal glaze
another example of a moon underpainting












I had a wonderful time explaining the glazing process.  It was a lovely event. Here are just some photos of the space and show…….

Thank you for reading! And if you would like to check out the show it will be up from now until early December.

The Glimmer of Light: A New Exhibition of Lauren Sansaricq’s Landscape Paintings at Saint Anselm College

The Glimmer of Light: A New Exhibition of Lauren Sansaricq’s Landscape Paintings at Saint Anselm College


September 15, 2012 by Hawthorne Fine Art

 “Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of Lauren Sansaricq’s landscape paintings at the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Glimmer of Light: Landscape Paintings by Lauren Sansaricq will run from September 28 to December 6, 2012, and an opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Lauren Sansaricq, Mt. Chocorua, 2012

 The Chapel Art Center has recently featured examples of American landscape painting, as well as local and emerging artists. A native of Columbia County, New York, Lauren Sansaricq (b.1990) trained with Thomas Locker (1937–2012), a celebrated landscape painter and children’s book author/illustrator, in the traditional manner of the Hudson River School. Sansaricq’s work captures a similar sense of wonder experienced by the nineteenth century landscape painters working primarily in New York’s Catskill Mountain region. As Jennifer Krieger explains, “Lauren is a tireless technician who can hone in on the most subtle details of nature within its grandest views. She demonstrates an artistic prowess and commitment to faithful design which is not only rare for her age but also uncommon for the age in which we live.” Like the first generation of Hudson River School painters, Sansaricq has also proven herself to be a true artist-explorer. She has broadened the scope of her work to include locations outside the Hudson Valley, including the White Mountains of New Hampshire and locations in France and Italy.

 In conjunction with this special exhibition, numerous special events have been planned. David Dearinger, Ph.D., Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at The Boston Athenaeum, will present “The Hudson River School: An Introduction” on Thursday, November 8 at 4:00pm. This lecture will provide a scholar’s insight into the significance of America’s first indigenous art movement, offering an important supplement to Ms. Sansaricq’s meditative and technically rigorous paintings.

 Additionally, Fr. MacLellan will be leading a director’s tour of the exhibition at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 20. On Thursday, October 25 at 4:00pm, Ms. Sansaricq will discuss the subject matter and technical practice that ties her work to historic American landscape painting, yet offers a fresh look at our landscape today. Lastly, a special music performance will feature American Romantic compositions performed by acclaimed pianist Alpin Hong on Friday, November 30 at 7:30pm.

 Since the opening of Nature’s Poetry, held at Hawthorne Fine Art last winter, Lauren has completed her training at the Grand Central Academy in NYC. We’re excited for this next step in Lauren’s career and will be producing an exhibition catalogue for The Glimmer of Light illustrating her paintings. A PDF of the Nature’s Poetry catalogue is available on our website.

 For further information about this exhibition and the related special events, please visit www.anselm.edu/chapelart.”