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.


capprotti said...

Great stuff! It must have been such a treat painting with Richard, and quite an honor. Thanx for sharing!

Marco Bucci said...

Painting with Schmid. Friggin awesome man. Great paintings came out of it, too.

ev said...

What a great opportunity painting with Richard. Marshal Point Nocturne is very nice- sounds tough, but I must give night painting a go. Thanks for sharing.

Takeyce said...

Awesome! What a great group of talented painters. You all should plan a group exhibition with the paintings from this trip!

Frank Gardner said...

I really enjoy looking at the video Jeremy. Can't wait to see more.

Marian Fortunati said...

I've been following Frank's blog and saw the great time you all had. You've had some wonderful experiences haven't you? That video was beautiful... as is your work always.

Mark Bridges said...

You painted a nice nocturne my home state, thanks.

Jason Peck said...

Hey Jeremy,

Did you ever find a new brush company, or are you still using the Royal Langnickle brushes?

Best, Jason Peck

Kristy Gordon said...

WOW! Sweet! Sweet and sweet man!!!! :P

Eric Merrell said...

Looks great, I can appreciate carrying around a heavy camera case now. We should have the video clip playing at the gallery in February.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Fun video!
How incredibly awesome that you all got to paint alongside Schmid.
Way to go!

California Art Club said...

Jeremy, we didn't see you at Local Color last night! Were you out painting the moonlight?

Logan Maxwell Hagege said...

Pretty rad video, but there needs to be way more shots of me painting with toothpaste.

virtualjourney said...

Lovely video - didn't realize how much like the West Coast of Scotland it was. Called in from Frank's.

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Karl Marxhausen said...

Nicely done video. Do you edit on a Mac or a PC? Was that Windows Movie maker, what did you use to edit? (an interested novice/avid painter)

Michael Pieczonka said...

wow, simply amazing portraits! It must be a great time to paint alongside R. Schmid.

Unknown said...

Great video. What song are you using for it? I'm a friend of Ernesto's ( and a previous student of his) and it was a nice surperise that he knew you since I've admired your work. Any chance of more instructional DVD's coming out?

cindy lee jones said...

What a trip that must have been painting with Richard... thanks for sharing the experience & pic. :-)

Bonnie Luria said...

Getting nudged from Frank Gardner to urge you to post anew on your blog.
And you can't refuse a request from Frank Gardner.
Not after he posted yours and Tonys' video of fire, lightning, brimstone, skeeters and hilarity.

I've read and re-read the issue of Artists' Magazine you were featured in. Beyond words......

And thanks for posting your videos- it's a sweet treat to watch the process outdoors.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Hi Jeremy,

It's time to put up a new post on your blog.
Ok, Frank told me to say that. ;o)

Your work is beautiful btw!!

Michael Chesley Johnson, Artist / Writer said...

Beautiful nocturne, Jeremy. Nocturnes are a fun exercise, and worth the agony!

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