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Winter 2018 Vol. 6

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Opening Note

I am a contemporary oil painter dedicated to the art of traditional oil painting and promoting art education. This newsletter is intended to provide fellow painters, patrons, and friends with a summary of upcoming events, thoughts, and approaches pertaining to my studio and the art of oil painting.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read - your input, thoughts, and suggestions are always welcome -thomaskegler@thomaskegler.com. For information please visit my web site at 

www.thomaskegler.com

"Music exists when rhythmic, melodic or harmonic order is deliberately created..."
Roger Scruton

Events 2018 - Plein Air Convention

I am honored to have been invited to present as a faculty member at this year's Plein Air Convention & Exposition in in Santa Fe, NM, April 16-20, 2018. This is the largest gathering of working plein air artists in the world. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself with like-minded creative people willing and ready to share their knowledge and expertise. If you are attending, please be sure and stop and say hello. To find out more and sign up, please visit:

http://pleinairconvention.com/

 

Shows 2018 

TREES PLACE GALLERY - RTE 6A at 28   Orleans, Massachusetts 02653
My paintings will be featured this summer at Trees Place Gallery in a show entitled "The Eye of the Beholder" from August 11th - 24th. I will have about 8 works displayed along with Sergio Ruffo and Kathleen Dunphy.
To find out more, please visit Trees Place.

 

Workshops 2018

I have two workshops lined up for 2018.
One day Still  Life workshop
Partners in Art - Tonawanda, NY
Saturday March 3rd
Contact Partners in Art:
716.692.2141
email: partners@partnersinart.net

Two day Landscape workshop
Grand Central Atelier Central Park, NYC
July 11th & 12th
Contact Grand Central Atelier:
http://grandcentralatelier.org/workshops.php?sid=3
http://grandcentralatelier.org/enroll-summer.php
http://grandcentralatelier.org/contact.php
email: gcaclasses@gmail.com
Sign up quick as they will fill up fast.

On the Easel

"Winter Hemlocks, Psalms 9:10 " 11x14 oil on linen, slr 2018

I just finished up this winter scape. Walks in fresh deep snow mesmerize me. I am infused with a sense of peace and serenity that words can not describe. The quiet woods seem to absorb all sounds, except the occasional chickadee song.

 

Shop Talk

Going Non-Toxic
In an effort to reduce the use of toxic materials in the studio, I have switched over from odorless mineral spirits to Oil of Spike Lavender.
The Art Treehouse
Thus far, I have been very pleased... it works very well and has a pleasant odor in the studio.

Final Thoughts
 Get out and paint - it is good for the soul.
The more you learn - the harder it becomes since you become more critical.
Remember  - drawing pats you on the back... painting is a humbling experience.
90% of the time a painting is in the "awkward looking state", while a drawing looks "good" as you progress.
Thus, keep your mind on the final outcome and press on.
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"The true end of art is not to imitate a fixed material condition, but to represent a living emotion."

George Inness 

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