I was so honored to lecture and demonstrate on the subject of 19th century landscape painting techniques at the Museum of the White Mountains recently. In the lecture I talked about the common process among artists of that time to do drawings and color studies outdoors, then bring this information back to the studio to make larger studio paintings. And how these larger pictures were done in a layered process , first with an under-painting , then several layers of glazing and scummbling.
Here is my smaller color study, and drawing for the larger painting to the right
And the larger painting “The Basin” 24 x 48in.
For those interested in seeing a video of my process of how to make a Winter Full Moon painting, follow this link:
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bethel Historical Society’s exhibition opening this past weekend. For those who missed it , The exhibit and sale will continue at the Dr. Moses Mason House, Tuesday thru Friday, from 1 to 4 pm, through October 14.Here are some photos from the show:
This upcoming Nov. 18th to 20th 2016 , I will be teaching a workshop on “Understanding the Sky for Artists” at The Grand Central Atelier in New York City. It will be a studio workshop , and is open to all levels! Here is my description:
“The sky is the heart of a landscape painting.
In this studio workshop we will dive into studying and painting the sky with oils. We will discuss how the sky is changing at different times of day, and what consistent principles can be found. We will talk about the atmospheric perspective and different varieties of clouds and how they optically interact with the sky. Atmospheric glazing and other types of glazing will be demonstrated. A combination of imagination and reference material from master paintings will be used, no photography.”
This past June me and my partner Erik Koeppel traveled to the historic Catskill Mountains, to paint many locations that were popular among the 19th Century Hudson River School artists. We had a marvelous time , here are some of the images of my works created from the trip!
Lauren Sansaricq “Kaaterskill Falls” 12x16in. oil on panel
Lauren Sansaricq “Sunset At Inspiration Point” 12x16in. oil on panel
Lauren Sansaricq “View From Tip Top of RoundTop and High Peak” 9x14in.
Lauren Sansaricq “View From Twilight Park” 12x18in.
Lauren Sansaricq ” View of Kaaterskill Clove” 9x14in.
Lauren Sansaricq “Artist Seat” 6x9in. oil on panel
Lauren Sansaricq “Clouds Passing in The Catskills” 5x7in. oil on panel