Saturday, March 31, 2012

Michael Bilotta - Beyond Photography

Sometimes I work with an artists that blows me away.  Michael Bilotta is one of those experiences.  While I have done lots of photo shoots, typically other than minor tweaks, that is the end of the creative process.  Not with Michael.  The photo is the jumping off point for his creative genius.

Michael starts with an idea and the photo is the first step.  Like a beautiful painting starts with a good drawing, Michael's art starts with a good photo.  Utilizing the tools of photoshop, he is able to coax the surreal imagery from his mind and soul to create images that provoke an inner stirring within the viewer.

Often it is said that the digital camera and photo has destroyed photography as an art form.  Take a thousand shots of something and surely there will be one good one in the bunch.  The evolution of technology and how it impacts art can be debated while in the meantime, beautiful works are being created via this medium.

While there is only a sample of the work in this blog post, you can view and follow Michael's work at his website:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ed and Andrea duo life drawing at Marblehead Art Association - April 2nd at 6pm

Come join the fun as models Ed and Andrea team up for a special session at the Marblehead Arts Association on April 2nd from 6 - 9pm.  This is a special one time event that will provide you an opportunity to draw two models at the same time.  A great challenge and lots of fun for all.  To participate in this event, please contact Margie Ditkin - email. or call 781-631-2608

North River Art Society Focus on Figures 2012 - Call for Entries - Deadline March 23rd

The North River Art Society in Marshfield MA will host a show for Figurative Art.  They are seeking submissions from all artists.

You still have time to finish that drawing.  Deadline for entries have been extended to March 23rd.

Click here for submission details:

New life drawing group in Harvard Square

A new life drawing group meets every Monday evening from 6:30 - 9:30pm at the Democracy Center in Harvard Square.  Cost is $12 and features some of Boston's top models.

Location:  45 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Contact:  Elena email address or call 617-717-9228

Drawing the Male Nude - New Drop in group meets every Sunday from 6:30 - 9:30

A new drop-in group with a focus on drawing the Male Nude.  All artists are welcome.  We meet in the South End on Sunday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30.  There is no set fee to attend but a donation of your own choosing is welcome.  We encourage students and artist of little means to take advantage of this opportunity come draw from the model.

Location:  450 Harrison Ave, Suite 208

This is the SOWA building on Harrison Avenue.  It is a 10 minute walk from Broadway T station and there is adequate parking on the East side of the building in the parking lot.  Entrance to the parking lot is on Albany.

Please Note:  The building is locked at 6:00pm on Sundays.  You must call 617-266-5140 or 239-220-9861 to gain access to the building.

email Ed Barron 
or call 239-220-9861

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Academy of Realist Art Boston Summer Program

Intensive Study

Summer Workshops

REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT Click Here to Download Registration Form

July 7 - 8 - Oil Paint Plein Air Study, Boston Public Garden with Brian MacNeil

July 9 - 20 - In the Studio of Rubens - master copy in oil paint with Garrett Vitanza

July 23 - Aug. 3 - Figure Drawing in the Academic tradition using the ARA method
with Emmy DeMusis

Aug. 6 - 17 - Figure Painting - Limited Palette with Colleen Barry

August 20 - 31 - Still LIfe Painting in Oil with Brian MacNeil

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