Monday, October 4, 2010

Painting with some guys

I am on a painting excursion to a coastal New England village. I am painting with a group of fourteen painters from all over, but many are from California. They are all real good painters and it is a lot of fun to meet them. This is Ignat Ignatov, Paul Schulenburg, Frank Gardner standing in the cool evening air overlooking the harbor.

Ernesto Nemesio, Eric Merrill, Ian Factor listen intently to nursery rhymes told by men in clown suits.



Ignat cooking unfortunate oceanic visitors.


Dan Corey, Paul, James Coe, Ian, Frank, gather while Ignat cooks hake on the stove behind them.

Logan Hagege, Jeremy Lipking play some music, and below Jerome Green gesticulates.

Since it rained today, we all pitched in and hired a model. She was exquisite. I don't get to paint the figure often, many of these guys do it all the time. There were some nice little paintings made today.

I hope the sun shines again soon.
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I still have two places open in Snowcamp. The class size is limited to ten, so if you want to come, sign up.

View from the Sunset Hill Inn backyard. Snowcamp 2010.

26 comments:

Gregory Becker said...

You're right that is a good group of painters. I love Ignat's landscapes. He sometimes uses the Zorn palette. Have fun.

Woodward Simons said...

They brought their guitars? Wow, these guys don't travel light.

Looks like a grand time.

Had a thought yesterday, groups like these could hold their own "wet paint" exhibits at the end of the week right in the house you're staying. But, someone would have to clean. It could be a sort of "famous roving bandits" show. I know that's not the point of this gathering, but this could be done with any group of capable artists.

Many collectors would be thrilled to fly into New England for a fall show by famous artists.

mariandioguardi.com said...

Waiting to hear about an exhibit you guys can pull together. Keep us all informed , please. Looking forward to seeing it and looking forward to snow camp.

Jim Polewchak said...

Snow camp ROCKED; it changed my life !

Peggy Kingsbury said...

Doesn't get any better than a painting trip with friends--old & new. No one really understands painters better than painters.

T Arthur Smith said...

Any chance we can see what you all painted? pics? =)

billspaintingmn said...

Looks like a fun group!

Jeremy Elder said...

Stape, I would love to see your figure sketches. Have fun with those guys!

Kyle V Thomas said...

That's a great group of artists to paint with. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Paul during Christmas last year. Great guy. Looking forward to seeing the paintings.

jeff said...

Interesting digs.
Looks like some kind of old restaurant or inn.

Todd Bonita said...

I heard about this gathering and was thrilled to see you on the roster knowing you would do a cool blog post about the excursion. I have to second the request to see photos of the works...I would love to see a Kearns figure painting too, this sounds like a cool trip. I think you are humble not to mention the grand scale of this excursion but I think you are a treasure and deserve a plug; I heard the works from this trip will be exhibited at the cape cod museum of art and in all likely hood will include a feature spread in American art collector and a show at the Addison gallery on the Cape. If this isn't accurate it's my fault of course but I'm just sayin...I'm going to try to attend the Cape Cod museum show and looking forward to seeing the paintings.
Have a blast Staple, I know I speak for the hundreds of followers on this blog when I say, wish I were there.

Deb said...

man that looks like fun.. and what a group you have gathered there.
On my bucket list is to learn banjo, so maybe, by the time I'm 90 (not that far off) I will have learned enough.
And, I can feel that good ol' raw New England weather just from the photos.

willek said...

Looks like you'r all staying in a pirates' den.

Stapleton Kearns said...

Gregory;
Yes, a lot of wattage here.
...................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Woodward Simmons;
There is some kind of a show at the end of this, but unless the rain stops I won' t have anything to give them.
..................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Marian;
I will tell you more when I know more about it.
.....................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Jim;
It did rock.
...................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Peggy;
I always seem to like other painters. I think it selects for certain personality types.
..................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

T. Arthur;
I don't know, I doubt it. But I will try and get some landscapes up soon. I will do a demo on one I guess.
..................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

bill:
It is a fun group.
...................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Jeremy;
No way! I am a pro if I don't do something at a professional level. I don't show it.Maybe if I make one I like.
.................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Kyle;
I am looking forward to making them.
..................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Jeff:
It is like that.
...........Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Todd:
Yeah this trip is full of talent. I feel flattered to be included.There is a show coming up and I guess a magazine article, but I don't know anything about that.
..................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Deb;
I want the good old New England weather to change.
........................Stape

Stapleton Kearns said...

Willek;
I have seen nothing but pirates all week.
...................Stape