Sunday, November 29, 2009

November Student Work

Sam Hung

by Emilie Lee

by Ken Salaz

Angela Cunningham

Bob Silverman

Neal Esplin

by Brendan Johnston

by Sean Russo

by Emilie Lee

by Lauren Sansaricq

by Connie Netherton

Greg Mortenson

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jacob Collins show opening tomorrow

Jacob Collins has a new show of recent landscape paintings opening at Meredith & Long Co. Gallery in Houston Texas on Thursday 11/19 (tomorrow). Below are a few paintings that are included in the show, I don't have dimensions for these but I know that some of them are around 4 feet wide. They're all oil paintings and there are 25 paintings in the show. Among these images are 3 variations on the view of the Hudson River and a view from the top of Katterskill falls that Jacob gathered studies for last summer on the Hudson River Fellowship.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Instructor: Mason Sullivan
When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
$600 (16 classes, January - April)

Students will first sculpt the skeleton, and study the underlying proportions of the human body. Then students will study the deep origins of the rhythmic qualities present in the body by adding successive layers of muscle to half of the sculpture. The sculpture concludes with the most superficial muscles creating the forms we are used to seeing every day. Along the way, students will complete drawings of the individual muscles and bones to solidify their knowledge.

At the end of the class, participants will have gained an expanded knowledge of anatomy in three dimensions, a notebook full of drawings and handouts for future reference, a completed ecorche sculpture, and most importantly, a system of study to fuel the student's future interest in the subject.

This class is open to the public

ARC Scholarship Awards

The Art Renewal Center just announced the winners of their Scholarship awards, which go to students at ARC approved ateliers around the world to help them continue their studies. $30,000 in prizes were awarded to students this year! Congratulations to all the winners. Below are the winning pieces from GCA students.

First Place: $5,000 to Elisabeth Ehmann

Santiago (2009) Graphite and Colored Pencil on Toned Paper, 20x18 inches

First Place: $5,000 to Angela Cunningham

Cast Painting (2009) Oil on Canvas 22 x 18 inches

Second Place: $4,000 to Amelia Landes Taylor

Satyr Hanging From A Nail(2008) Graphite on Paper, 20x16 inches

Second Place: $4,000 to Amelia Landes Taylor

Dancer (2009) Graphite and Chalk on Toned Paper, 20 x 16 inches

Third Place: $2,500 to Gregory Mortenson

Juan Michael (2009), oil on linen, 9"x8", by Gregory Mortenson

Purchase Awards:

Maria (2009) pencil on paper, 8x6 by Angela Cunningham, sold for $1,800.00

Alexandra (2007), graphite on toned paper with white pencil, 20x18, by Elisabeth Ehmann, sold for $2,200.00

J.W. Waterhouse (1849-1917): Reassessing a "Modern Pre-Raphaelite"

We're looking forward to a lecture this coming Tuesday by Peter Trippi discussing the Victorian academician J.W. Waterhouse (1849-1917) and what he has learned while organizing Waterhouse's international touring retrospective, now on view at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through February 7.

The Lady of Shalott, by John William Waterhouse, 1888, Oil on canvas, 60 1/4 x 78 3/4 in.

Lecture is from 4-5:30 PM, please email to RSVP. Space is limited. Thanks!

Monday, November 9, 2009

John Morra workshop

Last week John Morra taught a still life painting workshop and I stopped by on Friday to take some photos of what they've been working on.

John Morra works with Lucy Kalian

Lisa Flanagan with her set up, her painting, and the study for her painting

Patricia Weiss working on her painting

by Chris Tucker

by Alexandra Mazzeo

by Bob Lenz

by Patricia Weiss

by Lisa Flanagan

by Lucy Kalian

by Arturo Garcia

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

student work

Here are some block ins from the very beginning stages of the November drawings:

by Brandon Beckstrom

by Robert Silverman

by Neal Esplin

by Ken Salaz

Below are a few more finished drawings from the October pose:

by Connie Netherton

by Remi Cardenas (this study goes with the drawing below)

by Remi Cardenas

by Ashley Howell