Wednesday, December 7 6:30 pm Cheshire Public Library - Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
Mike will set up his French easel and paint a small painting from a photo, describing the process and talking about some of the basics of the painting process along the way.
About the Artist: Mike began drawing and painting at the age of seven and is basically self-taught. He works primarily with oil paints in the Plein-Air tradition. This form of working outdoors grew out of his vacations on Cape Cod and Cape Ann Massachusetts, where the natural beauty of the landscape is overwhelming to Mike, who continues to paint shorelines in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Most of his paintings are completed in one session. This is called Alla Prima. Mike considers himself a true and traditional painter with a love of the natural world and its possibilities for expression.
John Singer Sargent: Master with a Brush (Online)
This program is made possible by the Joan Ciaburri Memorial Fund
Thursday, December 8 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to your email one hour before the start of the program. Please register at cheshirelibrary.libcal.com/event/9007670
John Singer Sargent, a masterful nineteenth-century artist, is celebrated for his Grand Manner portraiture of the European and American elite. This program will explore his most beloved as well as rarely seen images, including portraits, forays into Impressionism and stunning watercolors. Presented by Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious.