It's amazing how quickly a year can fly by. It was around this time last year that I received the news that I was awarded the Munn Fellowship Award, which will allow me to live and work for 3 months at Claude Monet's house & gardens in 2023. And it'll be this time, next year, that I'll be on my way over to Giverny.
I've already started thinking about the works that I want to create at Giverny. I want to paint larger works and to experiment with different compositions and paint textures. I've been painting en plein air a lot recently and I'm thinking of this year as a sort of training period so I'll be in peak condition when I get to France.
I guess time has been going by quickly because I've been busy. I'll be returning to graduate school in July and I've got some exciting classes and workshops to focus on. I've had so many wonderful opportunities come this past year and I'm really trying to soak it all in.
I'm very happy to announce that registration is now open for my Artistic Anatomy course at the Fleisher Art Memorial. This course will begin on Tuesday, June 21st. Fleisher is located in Philadelphia, but I'll be teaching this course via Zoom.
Fleisher is an excellent historical school and I'm a supporter of their mission to create a community environment to share artistic learning.
If you'd like to register for my Artistic Anatomy course then follow this link: https://reg137.imperisoft.com/Fleisher/ProgramDetail/3530383331/Registration.aspx
I had a beautiful time painting today at the Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair, N.J. This plein air event was arranged by Ms. Karen Meneghin of Zane Grey Plein Air. It was great to talk with the other painters and I'll be returning next Monday to continue painting.
Here is my 12" X 16" watercolor in situ:
And here are some more photos of the house and surrounding gardens. The whole place is magical and I encourage people to visit.
There's still a few spots left for my upcoming plein air workshop at the Ridgewood Art Barn! For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org