Finding fabulous teachers

Finding fabulous teachers

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin Studio Incamminati has fabulous teachers! Why do I say that the teachers at my school are fabulous? Well let me count the ways. First of all, this school is clearly designed to help any willing person learn how […]

Learning to paint the planes of the figure

Learning to paint the planes of the figure

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe,and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? Michelangelo During the first week of school, we focussed on planes of the figure. What does that mean? Ah – it means we […]

Review and preview – art school update

Review and preview – art school update

Woooosh! Summer 2016 has come and gone. I am back in PA in starting my first week of my third year in art school. Here’s a quick review of what I worked on this summer and a sneak peak of the semester ahead as an aspiring artist and figure painter at Studio Incamminati. Summer Goals […]

Form and Figure

Form and Figure

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. -Bruce Lee Have you ever dreamed of learning something new from the best in class? Me, too! Last week, I took a figure and form painting workshop with Steve Early and Darren Kingsley. These two talented artists can certainly sling paint […]

Pushing the Envelope

Pushing the Envelope

 Pushing the envelope came into general use …after the publication Tom Wolfe’s book about the space program – The Right Stuff, 1979: One of the phrases that kept running through the conversation was ‘pushing the outside of the envelope’… [That] seemed to be the great challenge and satisfaction of flight test. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/push-the-envelope.html You may not think […]

Developing an Art Practice

Developing an Art Practice

In an earlier post here, I wrote about dealing with distractions from creating art, drawings and paintings. Now that we have tackled the apartment move, I can focus on getting work done each day. While school is out, I have some specific home work to do. I am feeling pretty okay-ish about tackling the daily […]

Never Ever Do This

Never Ever Do This

One of my teacher’s said this to me when I asked how to make and prepare my own panels for oil painting. Have you ever had someone say this to you? Any recollection of your reaction to this kind of comment? Whenever I hear this question, I think, “I am so doing this!” So, I […]

Two Paintings in Show

Two Paintings in Show

My First Gallery Show I am so excited to have two paintings in Studio Incamminati’s show at Freeman’s in Philadelphia. The show opens on Tuesday night July 12, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. with over 100 paintings on display. Accolades for this show are in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. If you will be in or near Philadelphia, […]

Distractions from your practice

Distractions from your practice

Whether you are in the midst of a move (like we are) or in the adventure and commitment of raising children or any other life adventure such as caring for an aging parent or being focussed in a challenging non-art day job, there is always something that can get in the way of building an […]