Our demonstrator for February was Caleb Stone. He presented a landscape demonstration in oil.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday February 13th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Caleb did an oil painting of a Winter scene at Halibut Point.
He used a small sketch as a reference (lower left in photo).
He did a very rough drawing with the brush to start.
He painted from background to foreground to develop the image.
In this photo he is putting in the sky and some clouds.
Then, he moved into the middle ground and added the rocks.
The snow under the rocks is in shadow.
Here, Caleb is making a point about how he paints.
Finally, he used a small brush to put in some details.
Here is the final painting in a frame.
Caleb demonstrated with us in 2006. You can see some photos of that demonstration at http://www.readingart.org/jan2006demo.shtml
Caleb Stone studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT. Since then he has been regularly teaching workshops and classes and traveling and painting. Caleb works in both Watercolors and Oils. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Stobart Fellowship Award, the New England Heritage Award, the Wood Award for Excellence in Watercolor, the Land and Light Gold Medal, and Best in Show at Manchester by the Sea. Most recently he achieved Elected Artist at the Lyme Art Association. Caleb grew up in the art colony of Rockport and was exposed at an early age to painting en plein air by his father, Don Stone, N.A. Caleb's attraction to the French and American impressionists and his choice of art as a career grew from and was nurtured by this environment. He currently resides on Cape Ann in Massachusetts.