Tuesday, December 22, 2009

For the Christmas Season

 A couple of Churches I have painted in Cranford. This is a small watercolor study of the Alliance Church in Cranford. Below is a small oil painting. The watercolor is hanging in The Artist Framer Gallery in Cranford. At the bottom is an oil painting of the same church.

"Portrait of Jessica", by Stephen D'Amato, Oil on Linen, 12" x 16", 2009

I painted this last spring. I am going to be photographing more of my work in the coming months. I'm posting this one now but I'll reshoot it with better lighting.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Historic Photographs of Teachers at The Art Students League in NYC

   I love these old photos where the instructors wore suits and ties. I learned the most about Painting and Drawing at The Art Students League in New York City. There is no other place like The League and no other place that offers good instruction a low cost. Some of my favorite instructors were Michael Burban for anatomy and Costa Vavagakis for drawing. Sharon Sprung and Harvey Dinnerstein are great painting instructiors.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Exhibitions

   My lastest showings include: my watercolor "Wildwood Pier" December 1, 2009–January 4, 2010
  Small Works Exhibition
Manhattan Borough President’s Office Gallery
1 Centre St. - December 1, 2009–January 4, 2010
and my oil painging "Morning Cup" at the Art Students League
215 W. 57th Street, New York, NY
  Holiday Exhibition and Sale
December 4 – 24, 2009
  The Hoiday Show at the Artist Framer in Cranford, NJ
North Avenue and Alden Street
is showing four of my watercolors through January 2, 2010.