Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Isabella Stewart Gardner Zorn painting restored

I found this interesting blog post by an art conservation student about the restoration of an Anders Zorn painting of a nude woman and child at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I've seen this painting pre-restoration and it looked kind of dull and hazy. Apparently the painting was censored a while ago when someone painted over the woman's pubic hair. The varnish was also in bad shape and needed to be removed, it looks much better now with the more brilliant color. There are more pics on the original blog post.

This is the UV light photo showing the Zorn painting as he intended it to look, the over painting on the pubes shows up because it is non-florescent and is on top of the varnish.

This is a detail of the censored version.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Figure Studies

I just realized I haven't posted any paintings in a while. Both of these pieces are 16" x 6" oil on linen.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Colorado Academy of Art Update

An update from this post.
A former workshop attendee just emailed me this info about the Colorado Academy of art and Peter Kennedy.
The school is filing Chap. 7 Bankruptcy, if you dont want him absolved of his dept you need to file a complaint with the court by 2/23/09. There is a "meeting of creditors" on 12/23/08 but it is not necessary to attend.

US Bankruptcy Court
US Custom House
721 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202-2508
# 720 904-7300
Case# 08-28803-SBB

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Classical Underground

I have to mention this, one of the coolest underground art/music events happening in Los Angeles right now are the monthly concerts at my good friend Alexey Steele's studio. Every month some of the top classical musicians in LA get together in Alexey's 7500 sq ft Grand Atelier to perform chamber music, sometimes until early morning. Last night David Chernyavsky and Serge Oskotsky played Martinu, and the very sexy Yana Reznik played alone on piano a very sexy Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Unfinished Painting

This is the 6x8 painting from the video.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Adventures in Plein Air Painting

This is a video from a painting trip in the Sierra's last July. Tony Pro and I paint outdoors, lighting, hail and mosquitoes get in the way and hilarity ensues.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Painting in Maine

This is a little bit of video I shot of some of the guys painting Marshall Point at sunset.

I just returned from a really fun painting trip to Maine. I rented a house with twelve other painters on Marshall Point in Port Clyde Maine. Paul Schulenburg, Frank Gardner, Ernesto Nemesio, Casey Baugh, Logan Hagege, Glenn Dean, Eric Merrell, Colin Page, Lance Walker, Jeff Bonasia, Jerome Greene and Peter Kalill. But before going to Maine, Ernesto and I stayed in NH and VT for a couple days and had an opportunity to visit paint with living master Richard Schmid, Richards daughter Gretchen Schmid was our model.

Ernesto and me with Richard and our paintings of Gretchen. Ernesto painted her too but his painting didn't make it in this shot.

Marshall Point Nocturne 6"x8" oil

I did a small night painting with some of the other guys. Painting at night is always challenging but it's especially difficult when there is no moon out to give you a little extra light and color. You need to use a headlamp to see your palette and your painting, but the light of the lamp is so bright relative to the landscape that when you look up from your painting you cant see a thing until your eyes re-adjust. Eric Merrell and Frank Gardner posted some of their nocturnes on their blogs, and by the way please visit Franks blog and post a comment, I feel sorry for him that he doesnt get any traffic.

Some Recent Press

My painting won first place in the American Artist Magazine Self Portrait competition, there is a short article with my painting in the October 2008 issue.

The American Artist Highlights Masters of Realism has an article on me in the current issue on newsstands now until April 2009.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Representaional Art in the Film: Local Color

I just saw a screening of the movie Local Color, written and directed by fellow So-cal painter George Gallo. I've never seen the French Easel featured so much in a film or a lead actor dropping names like Nicolai Fechin or John F. Carlson, or even talk about local color. The story is based on the director's life, as an 18 year old in the 1970's wanting to learn to paint representational in a time when the art world considered realistic painting old fashioned and irrelevant. The main character finds a bitter old master Russian painter who he persuades to teach him to paint. In one funny scene Seroff (the Russian master) is asked to judge an exhibition of "progressive" art, and after getting an obfuscating explanation about a minimalist painting by the artist, he storms out and gives the award to the air conditioner because "it's the only F-ing thing that works". In another great scene, Seroff shows some modern art paintings to an art dealer who then goes nuts over them until he's told they were made by Down Syndrome kids. So, if you have an appreciation for representational painting you need to go see it when it comes out December 5th. According to George everything in the movie really happened to him.

Check out the trailer on the apple site. You can also see some clips on the movie's website.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Paintings That Inspire

When I was done teaching the workshop at the Grand Central Academy in New York I went to the Met with a group of painters to see some of the newly displayed paintings in the 19th and 20th century galleries. A few paintings I'd never seen were a Sorolla landscape and portraits by Zorn and Repin.

A landscape by the master of color Joaquin Sorolla.

Master of edges, Anders Zorn (detail) Portrait of Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon

Ilya Repin (the master of pretty much everything) Portrait of the Russian writer Vsevolod Garshin

Artist David Kassan and friends outside of the Met.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bull's Bridge CT

Richard Schmid lived near South Kent CT a while back and painted a lot of landscapes of the area. One of these is the genius painting of Bull's Bridge. We found Bull's Bridge and I shot this photo down from where I think Richard painted.

Bull's Bridge by Richard Schmid

Katie photographing

I did a quick painting below the bridge with Ed Martinez.

Painting in Connecticut

Katie 16" x 12"

I did this demo for a painting group recently at Robert Lenz'z garden in South Kent Connecticut. I had Katie Swatland model for me, and yes, that's how she dresses for a day of outdoor painting. It was a little challenging because half way through the painting she was in full sun, we had to move to a new location with some shade but I lost that warm yellow light hitting her back.

Jeremy painting outdoors

Katie Swatland and Jeremy Lipking

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Colorado Academy of Art Closes and Owes People Money

This is an update from last weeks entry October Workshop Canceled
Apparently Peter Kennedy has owed a lot of people a lot of money for a long time. I've been getting a lot of of email lately about Peter Kennedy and the CAA, Some are from former teachers and many from students who were signed up for my October workshop at the Academy. I haven't heard from anyone who has actually received a refund for the class or even gotten a reply from Peter Kennedy, if anyone did get refunded I'd like to know. It doesn't seem likely though, according to an article in the Daily Camera the teachers at the school haven't been paid for six months, he wasn't good in business and administration but he was sure good at convincing people to work for free.

Update: The school is filing Chap. 7 Bankruptcy, if you dont want him absolved of his dept you need to file a complaint with the court by 2/23/09. There is a "meeting of creditors" on 12/23/08 but it is not necessary to attend.

US Bankruptcy Court
US Custom House
721 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202-2508
# 720 904-7300
Case# 08-28803-SBB

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

International Artist Magazine

Force of Nature: Be it landscape or portrait Jeremy Lipking's paintings are always about the quality of the light. The new August/September issue of International Artist Magazine has an article about me with some photos of me painting the nude figure outdoors and in the studio. The photos are similar to the photos in American Art Collector and were taken by Jeff Newton.

Jeremy Lipking painting nude models outdoors.

October Colorado Workshop Canceled

The Colorado Academy of Art in Boulder has closed, and my workshop has been canceled.
This is text from an email sent out today from Peter Kennedy of CAA, it gives an email address to contact someone about a refund. It doesn't sound very assuring, if you were signed up for the workshop you should probably contact them right away. The doors are closed, the website is down, the phone is disconnected and the email address below is the only way to get in contact with anyone from the school.

"There are some outstanding refunds that still need to be addressed for future classes or workshops that some have registered for. Please respond to if a refund is owed to you so we can begin to formulate a plan to try to pay those back."

Update: Just found this article online on the Daily Camera about the CAA closing. Apparently the instructors stopped getting payed 6 months ago.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Opening Night

Some of Mikes pics from Saturday night at the opening of my show.
The show will be up until July 12th at Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station, open Tuesday - Saturday.

For info about the paintings contact Arcadia Gallery 212 965-1387

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica CA

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Best Fish Taco's Ever

Every plein air painter has probably had some kind of issue with food while your painting out in rural places. In the backcountry there is no food unless you bring it, in France nothing is open after 3Pm except bars (Guinness will hold you over till dinner). Some artist I know say they don't get hungry while painting. Not me, if I dont eat lunch I'll paint a "frisbee"
If you happen to be a fish taco connoisseur like me and, I think Utah artist Ryan Brown, (if you read this Ryan correct me if I'm wrong) you need to know about this hidden gem.
The best fish taco's you'll ever eat can be found at Whoa Nellie Deli in a Mobile gas station in Lee Vining CA. Lee Vining is a small town at the foot of the Eastern Sierra just outside of Yosemite. Don't let the gas station part turn you off, "this is some serious gourmet shit" and it's anything but gas station food. I stop here almost every time I paint in that area.
You get two taco's, one has a mango plum pineapple salsa and the second has a gingery sauce with lettuce. I think the ginger one used to have a wasabi sauce instead of ginger but they are still the best fish taco's I've ever had. My cellphone pic doesn't do it justice, Here are some pics of the other dish's they serve.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Video clip from The Portrait Sketch with Jeremy Lipking DVD

Here's a short video clip from my dvd. It's about four minutes of me painting the earring. I included the commentary track with Tony and me.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

California Art Club 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Here's a little video from the California Art Club's 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Museum of California Art Pasadena CA.
April 25th 2008.
Some of the exhibiting artists:
John Asaro, Clyde Aspevig, Bela Bacsi, Drew Struzan, Ignat Ignatov, Tony Pro, Aaron Westerberg, Jeremy Lipking, Alex Schaefer, Warren Chang, Adrian Gottlieb, Ryan Wurmser, Amery Bohling, Peter Adams, Ariana Richards, Lindsay Goodwin, Howard Sabin, Steve Huston, Mian Situ, Sergio Sanchez, Alexey Steele, Tony Peters, Dan Thompson, Calvin Liang, David Gallup, Toni Czechorosky.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

American Art Collector Magazine article and cover

I have an article in the June issue of American Art Collector Magazine Jeremy Lipking Force of Nature. Photographer Jeff Newton came out and took some cool photos of me working. There are some paintings from my upcoming show in Santa Monica including the cover image, a detail of a painting of my daughter Skylar.
My buddy Joseph Todorovitch also has an article in the same issue.

My One-Man show is coming up

My Exhibition of 25 new paintings opens June 28th at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica CA. For more ifo you can contact Arcadia Gallery 212 965-1387.
Go here for more info.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Does anyone know who painted this?

I cant remember where this picture came from but I'd love to know who the artist is. Any artist who can paint eggs and a huge slab of butter that good, I should know about.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Who painted this?

Does anyone know who the artist is? It's a pretty cool painting, it's in Rome at the Museum of Modern Art.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sierra Landscape Painting

The Eastern Sierra's are really nice for painting right now, this is a painting I did Friday looking up at Koip Peak.

Friday, March 21, 2008

A recent painting

A small portrait of the artist David Tanner
10" x 8"
oil on C#13 linen

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Portrait Society of America 2008

I just found out that my painting La Meneuse de Revue got in as a finalist in this years PSOA competition. The painting is a portrait of Raquel Munoz. It will be on display at the conference in the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel in Philadelphia April 10th - 13th.

La Meneuse de Revue
60" x 40"

Long Beach Museum Painitng Demonstration

I did a 3 hour demo on Saturday at the Long Beach Museum of Art as part of the current exhibition "About Face". Sean Cheetham and F. Scott Hess also painted.
Here's a montage of the demo.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Recent Figure Painting

A recent painting I did of model Britni.
oil on #13 linen
size: 12 x 16

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Portrait Sketch DVD is finally here.

My art instructional DVD "The Portrait Sketch with Jeremy Lipking" is available through my online store. The DVD is $75. + shipping. You can also buy the DVD with the book "Jeremy Lipking: Figures" for $149. + Free Shipping in the United States.

DVD Description:

In his demonstration video Jeremy shows us his process. In under three hours, he paints a portrait from life in a single sitting. The model is none other than Danielle Lipking, the artist’s wife. The video begins with Lipking talking about his materials, and continues through the entire painting, capturing nearly every stroke from start to finish. Also included on the DVD is a feature-length artist’s commentary by Jeremy Lipking along with friend and director Tony Pro.

Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Region: 0, Color/NTSC

Here's the trailer


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