Dec 7 – Dec 23, 2023
The Art Students League of New York
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
215 W 57th Street, New York
The League’s Annual Art Sale is a rare opportunity to bring home the work by current League students at affordable prices.
Composition One – El Capitan
For the past several years, I have participated in showing—and selling—my paintings at the Art Students League. Throughout the year, I dedicate my best waking hours painting live models, but I get out of my way to paint at least one Plein Air Painting for the League’s Holiday show. All of my Plein Air Painting at the Holiday show have sold and found their home.
This summer, I visited a few national parks, including Yosemite National Park. I arrived there in the evening, so there wasn’t that I could see, but driving into it in the darkness, there it was, El Capitan, dressed in black and holding the night sky. During the day, I hiked up to it for a close examination of the rock formation. Then I looked up, standing in front of the giant granite wall that dominates the west end of Yosemite Valley—this is what I saw, a beautiful rock that is full of light and shades from the heavens.
December 7, 2023 — The following painting is now showing. Thank you and congratulations to the collector of ‘Composition One’.
There are many ways to paint, but one of the best way, in my mind, is to paint as fast as one can from life. Another great way, is to paint slow. It takes time to be comfortable with all the movements and all, but it’s a beautiful way to see the world in a whole new way.
This painting was completed in 2 sittings, and I love vibrant colors on this. I have wanted to show this painting in a show one day, and it’s on view for first time.
Maria Del Mar
December 8, 2023 — Thank you and congratulations to the collector of ‘Bird-of-Paradise’.
Happy to inform you that this portrait was created from 100% reality, and wasn’t created by some computer program. Obviously, there is only one ‘Real’ and original and tangible copy. Painting from life is not for everyone, but only for those that can stomach the reality.
La Rosa de Maria #5
December 20, 2023 — Thank you and congratulations to the collector of ‘Maria Del Mar’.
Cornrows in Harlem
December 21, 2023 — One of my favorite paintings is now on view at the League.
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM