18 day Artist trip to The Catskills , The Adirondacks , NYC and Gettysburg

I just returned home from a wonderful trip to The Catskills , The Adirondacks , NYC and Gettysburg with my partner Erik Koeppel. The first stop was NYC , where I taught a plein air workshop in Central Park ,  through The Grand Central Atelier.  Here is a photo of the class at Gapstow Bridge , which is such a beautiful spot. The class was actually full with 12 students! 13332976_10153564815477124_8352970577764619813_n

Here I am working on my demo painting from the workshop , I always like to have my drawing on had has you can see.IMG_3918

We then headed down to Gettysburg P.A. we we both participated in The History Meets The Arts Show. Here is some of my work from the show:

Early Morning on the Hudson River 12 x 18in. oil on panel

“Early Morning on The Hudson River” 12 x 18 in.  Sold

On the Beaten Path _lauren Sansaricq

“On the Beaten Path” 11 x 14in.

Scene of Sunset

“Scene of Sunset” 6 x 11 in.   Sold

Le Lever De La Lune 16 x 20 in. oil on panel ARC

“Le lever de la lune” 16 x 20 in.

Here are some photos of the event.



After Gettysburg , we then journeyed to one of our favorite places in the world , The Clove in The Catskill mountains. These mountains were home to one of the best movements in landscape painting , The Hudson River School. Their is nothing like visiting the same spots that Thomas Cole , Sanford Gifford , and Asher B Durand had spent time painting.

This time we were fortunate to paint at Artist’s Seat in Onteora Park, Inspiration Point ,  Twilght Park and Kaaterskill Falls. Below is a photo of  all of my paintings made on the trip, all works in progress of course.

Next we went to The Adirondacks! To attend Eric Rhoad’s The Publishers Invitational. Here are some photos from there. 13428007_1131444613580946_1414920297036196599_n

There i am working in the lower left corner, what beautiful landscape.


Here I am working on my little painting.

And here is all the Plein Air Invitational Attendees!




We had a ball ! Another fun productive trip. Stay tuned for the finished works….

Recent Works……

LaurenSansaricq_storm approching on the ammenosic river_oil on panel  2013“Storm Approching on the Ammonoosuc River” 9×12

Now that summer has come to close, the weather up here in New Hampshire is getting cool again, I thought I would post reflecting on some of the works completed this past summer. I hope you enjoy….

LaurenSansaricq_Emerald pool _8x9in. oil on panel _2013“emerald pool” 8x9in

LaurenSansaricq_chocorua in the evening light_oil on panel 8x19in.“evening light over chocorua ” 8x19in

LaurenSansaricq_JacksonFallsPine_oil on panel 2013“Pine at Jackson Falls” 10x9in

laurenSansaricq_FrankenstienCliffsCrawfordNotch_oil on panel 2013“Frankenstien cliffs in Crawford notch” 10×16

sunrise over looking the hudsonriver_14x24_oil on canvas“sunrise in the Hudson Valley” 14x24in.

Lauren Sansaricq_big sur coast_10x16in._oil on panel“Big Sur Coast, California” 10x16in.

Lauren Sansaricq_moonlight in the hudson valley_7x11in. oil on panel“moonlight in the Hudson Valley” 7x11in.

Lauren Sansaricq_sun breaking through the clouds_5x8in. _oil on panel_2013“Sun breaking through the clouds” 5x8in.

Laurensansaricq_view of north Moat from Jackson Falls_8x10oil on panel“Jackson falls, with north moat” 8x10in

Laurensansaricq_swiming in the early morning in the wildcat river_10x14in. oil on panel“swimming in the early morning, on the wildcat river” 10x14in

LaurenSansaricq_View of the presedentials_9x19 oil on panel“view of the presidentials”  9×19

New England Winter Paintings

“A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air, and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth, now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne
silent snowfall
silent snowfall , 4x8in. private collection
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year, it’s quite , tranquil beauty , I find deeply inspiring. In this post I am going to illustrate some of the winter scenes I have done of New England scenery.
Winter's Full Moon

View of Carter Notch, 14x19in.

cresent moon in winter, cooler, web resolution
Thank you for reading,  and I hope you are enjoying the beauty of this magical time of year!
all above works are available at Hawthorne Fine Art.

Images of New Works at Hawthorne Fine Art and Insight Into the Artist’s Process

An Artist’s Process: A Painting Demonstration by Lauren Sansaricq

December 2, 2012 by Hawthorne Fine Art

Lauren Sansaricq (b.1991), whose landscape paintings are inspired by the artists of the Hudson River School and are represented by Hawthorne Fine Art, recently performed an exciting artist demonstration at the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College, where her work is on exhibit until December 6, 2012.


Lauren Sansaricq, Winter Afternoon, View of Carter Notch, NH. Oil on canvas, 14 x 19 in.

This event featured one of Lauren’s hauntingly beautiful nocturnal scenes illuminated by a pulsing full moon, and demonstrated the process of drawing, underpainting, and the final glazing. She selected a nocturnal scene in order to show the clear transition from underpainting to a richer finished image once glazing is complete. After drawing out her composition, Lauren spent time building up the primarily monochromatic underpainting—often called the dead color stage. The choice of a nocturnal scene, according to Lauren, was successful in revealing the importance of determining the tonal values of the whole image in relation to the drawn arrangement. Lauren began painting concentric circles outward from the central full moon, deepening the color and warmth of the pigment as she progressed. Fr. Iain MacLellan, Director of the Chapel Art Center, noted that visitors were especially amazed by the quickness with which Lauren transformed pigment from her brush into naturalistic form, as if by magic! He stated that Lauren’s “apparent learnedness and deftness with pigments and brush” were especially impressive and exciting for viewers.

view-of-mt-washington-from-the-saco-river-2012-lsLauren Sansaricq, View of Mt. Washington from the Saco River, 2012. Oil on artist’s board, 10 x 16 in.

Since the underpainting must dry before glazes can be applied, Lauren had prepared another panel ahead of time with the same composition in order to show visitors how to glaze a painting. As Lauren explained, glazing uses thin layers of transparent paint to enhance the colors and shadows of a painting in a way that creates richness but preserves the lightness or freshness of the paint.

This impressive demonstration provided an illuminating experience for visitors not only into the technical aspect of creating a painting and the extensive care and work that goes into each image, but also the intense emotional part of Lauren’s work. Fr. Iain mentioned that the demonstration revealed “the real purity of intent on the part of the artist. [Lauren] relayed in a quiet and forthright way… the fullness of the experiences she has had with the almost unsurpassable beauty of the brilliant moon at night.” One visitor’s question, which the artist found particularly inspiring, was in regard to the spiritual quality of her work. The visitor asked how Lauren’s technique enhanced this spiritual feeling. Lauren responded that her glazing technique and scumbling (glazing with a more opaque paint) would help call a viewer’s attention to one particular element of the painting. This element, as Lauren says, “should tell a story of the journey we are all on for enlightenment and ultimately the Truth.”

view-of-madison-from-the-androscoggin-river-lauren-sansaricq-editedLauren Sansaricq, View of Mt. Madison from the Androscoggin River, 2012. Oil on artist’s board, 7 ½ x 14 in.

Lauren’s technical prowess and reverence for nature as conveyed through painting reflect the ideals expressed by the nineteenth century American landscape painters of the Hudson River School. While the demonstration is especially significant for its illumination of Lauren’s own working process and personal connection to the subjects she depicts, it also reveals the important techniques, pigments, and types of brushes used by historic artists. This very special event, which so brilliantly supplemented the exhibition of her work, The Glimmer of Light, “became a living metaphor for how to enlighten others,” said Fr. Iain, and “how to bring light out of darkness with materials, methods, perception, and memory.”

autumn-afternoon-lsLauren Sansaricq, Autumn Afternoon. Oil on artist’s board, 8 x 12 in.

In addition to Lauren’s demonstration, the exhibition at Saint Anselm College was recently supplemented with a lecture by David Dearinger, Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings & Sculpture at the Boston Athenaeum. Dr. Dearinger’s talk introduced the Hudson River School, focusing on the development of the art movement through the careers of three major artists—Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Frederic Church—all of whom found painting subjects and artistic inspiration in the Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountains of New York State.

view-of-the-mt-washington-valley-2012Lauren Sansaricq, View of the Mt. Washington Valley, 2012. Oil on artist’s board, 8 ¼ x 15 ¼ in.

The Glimmer of Light: Landscape Paintings by Lauren Sansaricq will be on view at the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, until December 6th. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit the exhibition! To enjoy more of Lauren’s paintings, please view the PDF catalogue of the artist’s previous exhibition at Hawthorne Fine Art, Nature’s Poetry.

snow-scene-in-jackson-n-h-2011-ls-unframedLauren Sansaricq, Snow Scene in Jackson N.H., 2011. Oil on artist’s board, 6 1/4 x 4 in.