Time & Location
Sep 07, 2022, 9:30 AM – Nov 02, 2022, 9:30 AM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
9 Wednesdays, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Begins September 7, In Studio
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Class: $320 (Log in for membership discount prices)
Geared toward beginners and intermediate painters working in oil and acrylic, though other media are welcome, this class will be limited to 10 students. Each day will begin with a critique and a demo. The group will then warm up with some quick studies before tackling a variety of landscapes and still lives. You will work on a new project each class, some from life, some from photo references provided by the instructor. The primary focus will be on capturing that beautiful colors of fall in New England!
Students will need to purchase materials on the list here before the start of the class.
About the instructor:
Peter Bain grew up in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, spending summers on Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. Peter lives in Lexington with his wife and two daughters. Peter was first introduced to painting by Cape Ann artist Paul George and the influence of Cape Ann is apparent in his work. Boats, rocks, sand, and ocean are featured predominantly in his paintings. Also, past artists of Cape Ann have had a large influence on him. Aldro Hubbard and Frederic Mulhaupt are some of Peter’s favorite painters.Peter’s career as an artist continues to rise. His first show was self staged and promoted at his local library in 2014. Since that time he regularly shows in juried events and gives gallery demonstrations. He joined Gallery Twist in the spring of 2018 and is a member of the North Shore Arts Association. He currently teaches painting at the LexArt. Peter captures landscapes, figures, still lives, and animals with equal aplomb. “My goal with each painting is to articulate what is inspiring or moving about the scene or object before me. When I find that aspect, I try to capture it, to amplify it on the canvas, and make everything else support it. The challenge is figuring out which features to move, to downplay, to amplify, to blur, or to highlight. I feel my best work not only is a beautiful image with an interesting composition, colors, and values….but one shows the painting process; the brush strokes, the dragged edges, smooth glazes, and thick paint.”