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40 In 40 and Beyond

A lot has been done to prep for this show, and I am really getting excited!! Press is already picking it up and I hope there is more to come!!

http://www.fosters.com/article/20150719/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150719349/14324/NEWSLETTER100

And, the public is certainly invited!!

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“Dry” night :)

I had business in Rochester tonight, otherwise I would have done the Portsmouth “Art Around Town”.

But, I have worked on the postcards and I want to share this little “oldie” with you. This was done in 1978. My first class with Bruce Everett resulted in this. This is one of the only class projects I still own.

"Untitled", 1978. (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, oil on canvas.

“Untitled”, 1978. (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, oil on canvas.

The Old Man-finished

"The Old Man and the Sea", (2014), Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, pastel and graphite on paper

“The Old Man and the Sea”, (2014), Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, pastel and graphite on paper

So, my Christmas started with the completion of this, which each of my siblings will receive in print form for birthday presents. I will also be taking commission orders for portraits.

“Tis the season!

Blackdird Dtudio with my small watercolors  and one of my smaller realistic pieces.

Blackbird Studio with my small watercolors and one of my smaller realistic pieces.

A group from the Blackbird Studio show including my Mongelati series in the corner

A group from the Blackbird Studio show including my Mongelati series in the corner

I stopped by Blackbird Studio today because a good friend wanted to check out the new show-and show her support by making a few small purchases.

As we sat drinking our beverages and gossiping in the gallery, the light snow fell softly outside. We watched it through the window, rimmed with a pine cone swag, as the fire crackled in the wood stove.

Yes, a very different kind of gallery and Christmas shopping sort of experience.

As Steffanie was about to leave, I was going to make an exit as well, but a car pulled into the lot, so I decided to stick around. A family had driven from Canterbury, New Hampshire-quite a hike from North Berwick, Maine, to visit.

I hope more people like them take the time to pay a visit as well.

Workshops set to begin at Blackbird Studio and Gallery, North Berwick, Maine

"The Cobweb", watercolor on paper (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst

“The Cobweb”, watercolor on paper (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst

Painting Realism in Watercolor, I

Daryl-Ann Hurst, instructor, at Blackbird Studio and Gallery

 

Every realist painter I have ever known who has not been given instruction on how to make watercolors behave “the way they want them to” has become frustrated  with the “mind-of-its-own” quality of the medium. The paint runs and puddles, and leaves weird marks that its opaque cousins don’t.  It behaves very differently when you work on a wet surface or a dry surface.

I can’t teach patience, but I can give you the fundamentals of how to control the medium. Most of the two sessions of these workshops  will involve layering thin paint over thin paint, on a wet surface. I will teach techniques for correcting mistakes, developing highlights, and creating deep, rich large expanses of flat color. We will work from a very simple still life.

All supplies will be provided. The class will meet on two consecutive Tuesdays, September 23 and September 30, from 6-8 pm. The price for both classes is $45 per person, and is due at on the first night. The class size is limited, so please sign up early!

I have been showing my work for nearly 40 years nationally, and was recently asked to contribute an oil painting to the Rochester Museum of Fine Art. I was also given the Artistic Achievement Award in the Visual Arts for my 2014 show at the Rochester Library, in Rochester, NH. I am primarily an abstract painter, but I am classically trained and can work in a realistic style, as well. My “Woven Tribute” is on display at Blackbird this month.

Let’s make some art!! The Blackbird Studio and Gallery is located at 387  Somersworth Road, North Berwick-right across the road from Noble High School.

We are also planning other workshops, so please stay tuned. Also please like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackbirdnorthberwick?ref=br_tf

For further information: artinsmallplaces@gmail.com and type “Blackbird class info” in the subject box. The class is almost full!

Workshops set to begin at Blackbird Studio and Gallery, North Berwick, Maine

"The Cobweb", watercolor on paper (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst

“The Cobweb”, watercolor on paper (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst

Painting Realism in Watercolor, I

Daryl-Ann Hurst, instructor, at Blackbird Studio and Gallery

 

Every realist painter I have ever known who has not been given instruction on how to make watercolors behave “the way they want them to” has become frustrated  with the “mind-of-its-own” quality of the medium. The paint runs and puddles, and leaves weird marks that its opaque cousins don’t.  It behaves very differently when you work on a wet surface or a dry surface.

I can’t teach patience, but I can give you the fundamentals of how to control the medium. Most of the two sessions of these workshops  will involve layering thin paint over thin paint, on a wet surface. I will teach techniques for correcting mistakes, developing highlights, and creating deep, rich large expanses of flat color. We will work from a very simple still life.

All supplies will be provided. The class will meet on two consecutive Tuesdays, September 23 and September 30, from 6-8 pm. The price for both classes is $45 per person, and is due at on the first night. The class size is limited, so please sign up early!

I have been showing my work for nearly 40 years nationally, and was recently asked to contribute an oil painting to the Rochester Museum of Fine Art. I was also given the Artistic Achievement Award in the Visual Arts for my 2014 show at the Rochester Library, in Rochester, NH. I am primarily an abstract painter, but I am classically trained and can work in a realistic style, as well. My “Woven Tribute” is on display at Blackbird this month.

Let’s make some art!! The Blackbird Studio and Gallery is located at 387  Somersworth Road, North Berwick-right across the road from Noble High School.

We are also planning other workshops, so please stay tuned. Also please like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackbirdnorthberwick?ref=br_tf

For further information: artinsmallplaces@gmail.com and type “Blackbird class info” in the subject box.