Our demonstrator for April was Eva Cincotta. She presented a demonstration of a cityscape in Acrylic along with a lesson on perspective.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday April 8th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
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Before starting the demonstrations, Eva discussed perspective.
Here she is indicating where the vanishing point is.
The horizon line is always at eye level. So the location of the
horizon line in the painting shows where the viewer is located.
Even the clouds must be drawn in proper perspective.
Eva showed us her palette of colors.
Eva always paints on a toned panel.
She started the painting with the mid tones on the building.
Next, she put in the colors on the dark side of the building.
The sun is shining on the fronts of the buildings on the left
so they are painted in warm, high key colors like yellow.
Finally, the details go in.
Let's see what this looks like in a frame.
Here is the finished painting, without the frame.
Eva has demonstrated with RAA before, in May, 2002, April, 2004 and February, 2006.
Eva Cincotta is a native of Malden and resides in Melrose, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Tufts University. Eva is a full time artist and teacher, besides demonstrations and workshops, she has taught at several local colleges and exhibits in regional galleries. She is member of The North Shore, Rockport Art Associations, and the Malden Sketch Group. You can see some of her work at her web site, http://evacincotta.com/