Our demonstrator for January was Randy Knowles. Randy presented an oil painting technique using one of his favorite subjects, a rural street scene.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday January 9th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
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You can see more of Randy's work at his web site, www.rknowles.com/
Randy Knowles' paintings are traditional in approach and subject matter. His main focus is the use of light, atmosphere, and perspective to create a work that draws the viewer in, captures a brief moment on a busy city street, or holds forever a moment of nature's magnificence.
An award-winning artist, Randy works both en plein air and in his studio to create paintings capturing the New England countryside, coastal settings, and the urban landscape. Drawing from his experience as a designer and licensed landscape architect, Randy's knowledge of plant shape, form, and color add to the serenity of his paintings.
He will demonstrate his oil painting technique using his favorite subject, a rural or urban street scene. Starting with quick sketching skills, he will then show how he layers color to create a loose but traditional painting. During the presentation, hints for solving perspective issues will be touched upon as well as tricks for depicting architectural detail.
Randy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH. He is a Juried Member of the NH Art Association and the Cambridge Artists Association and a member of the Manchester Artist Association and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.