Art on NO
311 North Street Studio #5 (2nd floor)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Cost for private or semi–private lesson:
$40 - 2 hours
Gift certificates for lessons are available.
For many years I have been asked about the techniques I use to produce my
paintings, particularly my house portraits and the “local color” series.
I’ll be honest, I have no secrets. I use methods I have found in books,
classes, magazines, and from other artists. Maybe I do a little modifying
and customizing to suit my own needs sometimes too. No magic, but lots of
practice and a willingness to experiment.
I am now offering sessions in watercolor technique….the way I have been
painting for the past 10 years. I’m excited to announce that I recently
became part of an art group called “Art on No” (for North Street in
Pittsfield) and have a small professional studio, and that is where these
sessions will take place. Lessons are scheduled for weekdays, during the
daytime hours, typically from 9am-3pm.
A Different Kind
There are plenty of lessons available in this area
where you can learn the watercolor basics from start to finish, where you
may all focus on the same still life or landscape with each student painting
the subject in their own way. Those are fine; in fact, I learned to paint in
that type of setting as well. But that’s not what these sessions will be
about. I plan to work with you on the techniques YOU are interested in
learning. You will learn and practice them, then apply these to your own
painting. I am happy to share everything I know about watercolor painting.
But the best part is while you will be learning some new stuff, you will go
home with a painting that is uniquely yours.
What About Style?
I have painted quite a bit over the past 10 years.
For the first few I wondered how a painter develops his/her “style” and when
would I develop my own. I eventually discovered that it doesn’t happen that
way…..your style will find you! If you paint enough and have gained some
expertise in the medium, you will eventually notice that it’s there. I want
my paintings, good or bad, to have my own personal “brand” or style. And
when I teach someone the things I have learned, I want them to be able to
understand and apply the various techniques without loosing an iota of their
own style. That’s important to me.
Contact me if you are interested and I’ll let you know
if there are time slots available, private or semi and when they are, what to bring, etc. The
space is small, and I will take only two students at a time. With one or
two, you will get very individualized attention. Prior to your lessons, I
will also provide a list of techniques that I will teach, especially if you
do not have specific ones in mind.
Things to consider,
I'm pretty flexible, so anything is possible, such as.....
* Taking a 2 hour lesson every other week