December Demo 2002

Landscape in Oils

John Caggiano

John gave a demonstration of his oil techniques by painting a landscape. He worked mostly using a pallette knife, and finished off the details with a small brush.

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John began with a blank canvas, as we all do. Here he starts to block in the painting.


Here, John adds some final touches to an almost completed painting.


The attendees seem to be pleased with the results.


John shows how his painting will look in a frame.


The December demonstration was held December 11, 2002, "Landscape in Oils" featuring John Caggiano.

John Caggiano was born in Brooklyn, N.Y and studied pre-engineering at Brooklyn Technical High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute, both with honors. Caggiano's education has been supplemented by courses at the Brooklyn Museum, The Studio, and the Forum of Stage Design in New York.

In 1980, John relocated to Rockport, Massachusetts . . .drawn to the physical beauty and unique quality of Cape Ann's light. He travels extensively both here and abroad, painting on location. This "Plein Aire" approach enables him to capture the essence of the time and place, which he interprets into his bright, colorful "impressionistic-realism" style. His artwork is further enhanced by his daring use of a palette knife, keeping brushwork to a minimum.

Caggiano is an artist-member of many organizations, and has served as President of the Rockport Art Association, and a member of its Board of Governors for more than ten years. His art has been featured in many books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as being represented in many private and corporate collections worldwide. He maintains a gallery on Main Street, Rockport and a studio on Bearskin Neck.

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