Our demonstrator was Eva Cincotta.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday February 14th, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person.
Eva demonstrated how to complete an oil landscape in one sitting.
Before she started the demo, she cautioned that, though she uses a photographic reference, the photograph is not the painting.
Eva and her setup.
Here is a closer look at her setup.
And a closer look at her toned canvas.
We had a small, but fully engaged audience in spite of the cold weather.
Eva mentioned that starting on a toned canvas forces her to put down color.
Eva suggested using the book, "Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting"
It is the go-to reference for painting. In the book, he describes 4 values,
From brightest to darkest they are: Sky, Horizontal, Slanting, Vertical.
Eva showed us a sketch indicating which parts of a painting are which values.
She also had a teaching aid about the effect of atmosphere on the painting.
The direction of view effects the colors and values of the paint.
She also mentioned that there is perspective in the atmosphere.
Here is the progress so far.
Eva points out a detail in her reference photo.
Eva checks out the color scheme against her color wheel.
"We have a green painting", she said.
So she added some yellow and blue in the sky.
Touching up some details in the trees.
Adding more blue into the sky.
Touching up the foliage.
Here is the finished painting.
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.
She currently exhibits at the Granary Gallery on Martha's Vineyard as well as the Martha's Vineyard Art Association, where she is a board member. She has taught at several local colleges and holds classes and workshops in her home studio. You can see some of her work at her web site, http://evacincotta.com/