Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Enrolling now!

"Painting in the Italian Landscape:  JSS affiliate instructor Kurt Moyer
July 17th -31st 2017

Course Description:
In this class we will work directly from nature in the unparalleled environment of Civita Castellana.  Civita is an ancient hill town steeped in history and charm.  You will be following in the footsteps of great artists like Corot, Turner, Ingres, and many others while finding your own compositions within this historical landscape.
We will spend our days painting and exploring the town and the surrounding landscape, working together as a group with plenty of individual instruction and guidance.
This class is open to painters of all levels who are interested in developing their work through the process of direct observation.  Painting while immersed in the landscape will open your eyes to see more color, more beauty, and lead to a richer connection to your environment.  We have all felt wonderment and awe in front of a beautiful landscape, and in this class I will teach you the tools and methods needed to translate those feelings into good painting.  I will encourage students to paint quickly and efficiently using the color of this luminous place as our paramount subject.
The class will meet every morning just after breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Special group excursions open to all JSS participants will be held on Thursdays (see the “Excursions” link for more info).  Weekends and afternoons are free for independent work, additional trips to nearby towns, or hop the train to Rome!  Critiques will be regular, friendly, and informal.  Admiring each others’ work and seeing how fellow students solve similar problems will lead to a richer experience for all.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I am thrilled to have two new paintings in the summer exhibition at George Billis Gallery!  On view July 26th thru August 20th 2016.

Lugnano in Tevernia 48x60 inches, oil on linen

Mendon Ponds Woods, 24x36 inches, oil on linen

If you are in Philadelphia this summer please stop into the Gross McCleaf Gallery to see my work in "Near and Far" and exhibition of landscape paintings from the gallery's artists.  

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Savvy Painter interview

Thank you so much Antrese Wood for interviewing me this week on the Savvy Painter!  I had a lot of fun talking about my work and our experiences with the JSS in Civita.  Follow the link below to hear the podcast.