Sunday, July 18, 2010
....speaking of Emile Gruppe in my previous blog...this is one of his paintings titled Clear Morning, Gloucester Harbor, ca. 1955. 30x36" Best known for his vigorous portrayals of the harbors and houses of Gloucester, Massachusetts and the rural scenery of Vermont, his art reflects his belief that “When a man paints, he expresses his whole life; what he’s done and what he’s experienced. If you are bold and outgoing, your work will show it.” His most prominent American teachers were Charles Hawthorn (Provincetown, Ma) and John Carlson (his most admired) .
Gruppé is said to have painted every day, producing about two hundred oils a year ... multiply that by six decades!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Charles Movalli taught with very much enthusiasm and helped me greatly in my decision to continue my passion with painting. He is from Gloucester Mass. and was raised in an artist family. Charles was a contributing editor to American Artist magazine, for which he eventually produced over 70 articles on art and artists. Movalli also edited the three Emile Gruppe books: Gruppe on Painting, Brush Work; Gruppe on Color; and Brushwork for the Oil Painter. I believe I took 4 outdoor workshops with him. What a great teacher and human being! God Bless Charles!