Luke MacNeil and Laura Cenedella Workshops Sat May 9 2020

Our Saturday, May 9th, 2020 lineup is delightful! Set your alarm and enjoy a day of relaxing creativity! Free!

Luke MacNeil 10am – 1pm

Luke’s workshop this week will be on animation. Add some pizzazz to the online videos and projects you’re contemplating! He’ll show how it works with words, but you can apply these techniques to pretty much anything you wish.

ONLINE VIRTUAL ON FACEBOOK!

Let us know what else you’d like him to talk about!

Hang out and chat, work along with him, and enjoy your Saturday morning!

Ask with any questions.

https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Laura O. Cenedella 1pm – 3pm

ONLINE VIRTUAL ON FACEBOOK!

Come join Laura in her studio for an amazingly fun paint session! You can just watch and chat or you can paint along! Use oil paints or acrylic paints, your choice. This week we’re working on an intriguing still life. Get a handle on shapes, values, and drawing!

Introduction to Drawing and Painting with Oils or Acrylics
Still Life

OIl Or Acrylic

Palette knives/ straight edge like kitchen knife, credit card or anything similar
Artist Oil Color and Acrylic Artist Color or Comparable
White, Yellow Ochre, light yellow, Red, Blue

·        Grey Pad Disposable Paper Palette/Plate anything
·      oil  Impasto Mediums/ Walnut oil/ drying medium or Acrylic impasto medium
·        Mineral spirits/ Water for acrylic
·        Paper towels
·        Brushes for Oil or Acrylic Painting
·        A can or jar for mineral spirits/water
·        A bag for trash
·        A clip to clip your trash bag to your easel or tripod
·        An easel or paint box
·        Canvas Artist Board or Paper

Anything else you may be comfortable to use.

Ask with any questions. Free, open to the public, and relaxing fun!

Laura’s event runs here:
https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260/

Luke MacNeil and Laura Cenedella Workshops Sat May 2 2020

Our Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 lineup is amazing! Set your alarm and enjoy a day of relaxing creativity! Free!

Luke MacNeil 10am – 1pm

Luke will be guiding us through the restful, relaxing, serene practice of creating mandalas. Mandalas are repetitive designs which bring about calm and contemplation. Learn how to make and enjoy your own mandalas!

ONLINE VIRTUAL ON FACEBOOK!

Let us know what else you’d like him to talk about!

Hang out and chat, work along with him, and enjoy your Saturday morning!

Ask with any questions 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Laura O. Cenedella 1pm – 3pm

ONLINE VIRTUAL ON FACEBOOK!

Come join Laura in her studio for an amazingly fun paint session! You can just watch and chat or you can paint along! Use oil paints or acrylic paints, your choice. This session is all about the relaxing palette knife style. With this, you’re moving thick sections of paint around. You don’t need a palette knife. You can use a straight-edged kitchen knife, a credit card, or anything else that is reasonably thick. Be creative!

Introduction to Drawing and Painting with Oils
Session 1 – Garden Bicycle

Tools & Supplies
· Artist Grade Oil Paint
· White, Yellow Ochre, Light Yellow, Phthalo Rose, Red, Ultra
Marine Blue, and Prussian Blue
· Grey Pad Disposable Paper Palette, Paint Palette of your choosing
· Oil Impasto Mediums/Drying Oil/Drying Medium
· Odorless Mineral Spirits
· Paper towels or cloth rags
· Brushes for Oil Painting
· Palette Knife – ‘Trowel Shaped’
· Can or jar for the Mineral Spirits
· Bag for Trash
· Clip for your trash bag to attach to your easel or tripod
· An easel or paint box
· Ruler
· Canvas Artist Board
· Pencil
· Journal, Sketch or Scrap paper
· Anything else you think you may need to be comfortable
· Print outs available


Content:
I will discuss the importance of using a journal in painting. The practice of shape recognition and identifying the basic shapes necessary within the project image to construct the basis of the portrait. The use of this technique will help to define the composition and placement on the canvas.

The steps to color mixing using a limited palette to develop the color scheme. Making of new color combinations starting with the darkest of darks to the lightest of lights. Demonstration of the technique I use to accomplish this color making process. A discussion on additives or mediums used including drying oil and resin.


Demonstration of tools and techniques used in the application of the paint to the canvas and portrait construction.
This is a beginners basic painting class. No prior experience is required and the ultimate goal is to get the basics down to build a foundation. Additional sessions will be added to my Go Live Videos to fine tune what you have learned and we hope to help you find your creative style.

Ask with any questions. Free, open to the public, and relaxing fun!

Laura’s event runs here:
https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260/

Al Weems Workshop – Lighting in Photography – May 3 2020

Want to take your photography to the next level? Want to learn more about lighting for when you craft a scene for a portrait or still life?

Talented photographer Al Weems has the solution!

Al will take us step by step through this process of setting up a photo. Learn how light and shadows bring a photo to life.

Come join us for a 2-hour workshop on Sunday, May 3, 2020 all in the comfort of your own home. We’ll be doing this online workshop via ZOOM.

The Zoom session is now over.

Here’s the video from the workshop:

Bob Evans Feature – Milford TV Monochrome Show May-June 2020

Our “Monochrome” show at the Milford TV station for May-June 2020 is going to be online virtually! We are in the process of assembling that show. Here is a feature by Bob Evans to demonstrate what we are creating.

When we’re complete, we’ll share a video slideshow which combines the artists’ images along with a description of what the images are about.

If you’re a BVAA artist, please send those JPG images to us! We’ll then contact you about putting together the audio side. We can read words for you, if you’d rather not speak yourself.

Stay healthy and safe!

Luke MacNeil and Laura Cenedella Workshops Sat Apr 24 2020

Our Saturday, April 25th, 2020 lineup is amazing! Set your alarm and enjoy a day of relaxing creativity! Free!

Luke MacNeil 10am – 1pm

ONLINE VIRTUAL ON FACEBOOK!

Luke is absolutely amazing with his talents with Photoshop, Lightroom, and Affinity. Come on by and watch his 3-hour workshop on all sorts of cool techniques and tips. Ask him questions live.

One of the fun things he’ll cover is how to create this awesome dispersion technique. Add some fantasy to your images!

Let us know what else you’d like him to talk about!

Hang out and chat, work along with him, and enjoy your Saturday morning!

Ask with any questions 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Laura O. Cenedella 1pm – 3pm

ONLINE VIRTUAL ON FACEBOOK!

Come join Laura in her studio for an amazingly fun paint session! You can just watch and chat or you can paint along! Use oil paints or acrylic paints, your choice. This session is all about the relaxing palette knife style. With this, you’re moving thick sections of paint around. You don’t need a palette knife. You can use a straight-edged kitchen knife, a credit card, or anything else that is reasonably thick. Be creative!

Supplies:

Artist Oil Color and Acrylic Artist Color or Comparable:
white, yellow ochre, light yellow, red, blue

· Grey Pad Disposable Paper Palette/Plate anything
· oil: Impasto Mediums/ Walnut oil/ drying medium or Acrylic: impasto medium
· Mineral spirits/ Water for acrylic
· Paper towels
· Brushes for Oil or Acrylic Painting
· A can or jar for mineral spirits/water
· A bag for trash
· A clip to clip your trash bag to your easel or tripod
· An easel or paint box
· Canvas Artist Board or Paper

Anything else you may be comfortable to use.

Ask with any questions. Free, open to the public, and relaxing fun!

Laura’s event runs here:
https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260/

Virtual Online Art Lessons with Luke MacNeil Dennis Smith and Laura Cenedella 4/18/2020

FREE Virtual Online Art Lessons!

Saturday April 18, 2020

In the morning from 10-12 Luke will present a fascinating look at different ways to create art – even “paint” – using your computer. He’ll explore Affinity, a software program that lets you paint with your computer. It has a free 90-day trial so you can test it out.

From 12-1 Dennis Smith will show us how to use GarageBand on an iPad. This amazing software lets you create your own musical background for your painting videos, or just for fun.

From 1-3 talented artist Laura O. Cenedella will do a live painting session, showing you how to paint a beautiful forsythia still life with watercolors, pen and ink. Perfect for spring! You can paint with any medium you want, of course. You’ll get to see her at-home studio and ask questions! It’ll take place on her Facebook page.

Join us for a day of fun and creativity!

Morning Session Location with Luke MacNeil:

https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Midday session location with Dennis Smith:

https://zoom.us/j/92251198736

Afternoon Session Location with Laura Cenedella:

https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260

Virtual Online Art Lessons with Luke MacNeil and Laura Cenedella 4/11/2020

FREE Virtual Online Art Lessons!

Saturday April 11, 2020

In the morning from 10-1 Luke will present a fascinating look at different ways to create art – even “paint” – using your computer. He’ll explore Procreate and Photoshop, two well-known programs that let you use different brushes, colors, and textures to create art right on your computer.

From 1-3 talented artist Laura O. Cenedella will do a live painting session, showing you how to paint a beautiful daffodil still life with oil paints. Perfect for spring! You can paint with any medium you want, of course. You’ll get to see her at-home studio and ask questions! It’ll take place on her Facebook page.

Laura’s Supply List, if you want to match her painting:

Supply List:
Paint Colors:
Artist White
Titanium White
Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Red
Ultra Marine Blue
Palette
Drying Medium
Impasto Mediums/ Walnut Oil


Brushes- ( Oil Painting )
1 Inch
1/2 Inch
Round
Flat
Filbert
Rigger


Paper Towels
A Can or Jar for Mineral Spirits
A Palette Knife for Mixing or for Cleaning your Palette
A Bag for Trash
A Drop Cloth
An Easel or Paint Box
Canvas Artist Board
And Anything Else You are Comfortable Using.

Join us for a day of fun and creativity!

Morning Session Location with Luke MacNeil:

https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Afternoon Session Location with Laura Cenedella:

https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260

Virtual Online Art Lessons with Luke MacNeil and Laura Cenedella 4/4/2020

FREE Virtual Online Art Lessons!

Saturday April 4, 2020

In the morning from 10-1 Luke will present a great walkthrough of how to use Lightroom to enhance your photos. Now is the perfect time to expand your LIghtroom skills! Plus he’ll show you how to use your PC to run a Facebook Live session. It’s a bit trickier than using a cellphone, but Luke has it down to a science. And there’ll be live music, too! Amazing!

Luke will be doing this from his full home studio, which has amazing sound. So be sure to stop in and watch!

From 1-3 talented artist Laura O. Cenedella will do a live painting session, showing you how to paint this nautical scene with oil paints! You’ll get to see her at-home studio and ask questions! It’ll take place on her Facebook page.

Laura’s Supply List:

Supply List:
Paint Colors:
Artist White
Titanium White
Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Red
Ultra Marine Blue
Palette
Drying Medium
Impasto Mediums/ Walnut Oil


Brushes- ( Oil Painting )
1 Inch
1/2 Inch
Round
Flat
Filbert
Rigger


Paper Towels
A Can or Jar for Mineral Spirits
A Palette Knife for Mixing or for Cleaning your Palette
A Bag for Trash
A Drop Cloth
An Easel or Paint Box
Canvas Artist Board
And Anything Else You are Comfortable Using.

Join us for a day of fun and creativity!

Morning Session Location with Luke:

https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Afternoon Session Location with Laura Cenedella:

https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260

Virtual Online Art Lessons with Luke MacNeil and Laura Cenedella 3/28/2020

FREE Virtual Online Art Lessons!

Saturday March 28, 2020

In the morning from 10-1 Luke MacNeil will be available for everything you’ve always wanted to know about Lightroom. It’s wholly free. Join us on Facebook to watch him live and chime in with what you want to learn about!

From 1-3 talented artist Laura O. Cenedella will do a live painting session, showing you how to paint this beautiful scene with oil paints! You’ll get to see her at-home studio and ask questions! It’ll take place on her Facebook page.

Supply List:

Paint Colors:
Artist White
Titanium
White
Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Red
Ultra Marine
Blue

Palette
Impasto Mediums/ Walnut Oil
Drying Medium
Mineral Spirits

Brushes- ( Oil Painting )
1 Inch
1/2 Inch
Round
Flat
Filbert
Rigger

Paper Towels
A Can or Jar for Mineral Spirits
A Palette Knife for Mixing or for Cleaning your Palette
A Bag for Trash
A Drop Cloth
An Easel or Paint Box
Canvas Artist Board

And Anything Else You are Comfortable Using.

Join us for a day of fun and creativity!

Luke MacNeil 10-1 –

https://www.facebook.com/luke.macnei1

Laura O. Cenedella 1-3 –

https://www.facebook.com/Laura-O-Cenedella-269143975260/

Beautiful Blackstone Valley Art Show Reception – Fri Mar 20 2020 5-7pm

Drone photography by Bob Evans

This is a virtual presentation of the “Blackstone Valley” themed art show, coordinated by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Blackstone Valley Art Association. It was showcased in the Linwood Mill Complex in Whitinsville, Massachusetts in March 2020.

Artists featured are:

James Hunt / Dock, Blackstone Canal Fall 2016 $350
Bonnie Frederico / Swan in Flight $750
Linda Nelson / Millbury Bike Path $60
Linda Nelson / Slater Mill $60
Beverly Tinklenberg / Casualty of the Blackstone $250
Carol Frieswick / A Fallen Treasure $125
Carol Frieswick / Blackstone Marsh $125
Carol Frieswick / Birding House $125
Carol Frieswick / Plummer’s Landing $125
Bob Evans / Millville Lock $50
Bob Evans / Blackstone River and Mount Wachusett $50
Brandi Van Roo / Village Congregational Church $40
Lisa Shea / Sutton Sunset $30
Libia Goncalves / Fun at River Bend Farm $60
Bob See / Sutton Gazebo $60

Contact us for information about buying originals or prints of these artworks.

Here’s the online party on YouTube: