The demonstrator for the February demo was Eva Cincotta.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall at the First Congregational Church of Reading (middle side door) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8th.
For something just a bit different at this demo, Eva provided a critique of paintings brought in by some of our artist members after she finished the demo.
Eva has demonstrated with RAA before, in May, 2002 and April, 2004.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.
In this photo, Eva is blocking in the painting.
The basic method of her style involves placing dark against
light; warm against cool to make the painting lively.
Eva puts in the reflections on the water.
Normally, she works the entire painting at once instead of working
from top to bottom as in this demo. She can work top to bottom
here because she has done this painting before.
Here she finishes off by painting the details of the boats.
This is the finished painting.
Eva kept the demonstration short so that she could spend some time giving critiques for works done by some of our artist members.
Eva clearly enjoys this part of the demo.
We had some outstanding works on display for the critique.
A good time was had by all.
Eva Cincotta is a graduate of the School of MFA and Tufts University and currently teaches drawing at the North Shore Community College. An exhibiting member at Rockport and North Shore Art Associations, she also teaches outdoor painting for Rockport Art on Thursdays in the summer. Besides gallery affiliations in Bar Harbor and Martha's Vineyard, Eva has recently rented studio space at Harrison Ave in South Boston.
Eva likes to keep the painting time to a minimum, about 45 minutes, and then spend the rest of the time having a critique with the members. This expands the painting time into a teaching session, and she finds that the group enjoys the experience. Her request is that the members bring 3 to 5 of their own pieces for the critique, for it is not beneficial for her to see only one piece that they have done. With more paintings, she has a better idea of their strengths and weaknesses, and all her suggestions are constructive.
We are delighted to welcome back Eva Cincotta. Don't forget to bring several of your art pieces and take advantage of having them critiqued by Eva! Bring your friends, also. Refreshments will be served.