Thursday, May 27, 2010

Plein Air Painting in Cranford, NJ

    
  I'll be painting at the Paint the Town Cranford Plein Air Event. This event takes place from June 9-13th.


   This June, Jersey Central Art Studios together with the Chamber of Commerce and the Cranford Downtown Management Corporation will be bringing artists' to Cranford's sidewalks, parks, private gardens and meandering river. For five days, June 9th through the 13th, over thirty juried professional artists from New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Kansas, and even Germany will be using Cranford's historic architecture and natural beauty as their inspiration. This event will allow the public to watch over the shoulders of nationally known painters as they bring outdoor scenes to life on their canvasses.

Here's a link for more information on the event.
This is jcas main site.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Dan, by Stephen D'Amato, Oil on Linen, 14" x 14" 2010

Paris Trip

 These are a few of the pictures from our trip to Paris a couple of weeks ago. The weather was cool and a bit rainy. The sites were incredible and the art was amazing as expected. I didn't really paint much but I sketched a bit at some cafes.


Monday, May 3, 2010

"Maria" by Stephen D'Amato, oil on linen, 5/2010

 
 
   I finished this painting of Maria last week. I really liked the color of her sweatshirt and I wanted to create the painting in a harmonious manner. I also decided to use some shapes around her in a non-descriptive or vague way to keep the emphasis on her face and her Serene expression.