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Keeler North Star Studio
743 Snyder Hill Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Brian Keeler, Ithaca Studio
Lake Light- Keuka From the South - A Plein air oil by BrianKeeler
Painted in Mid-February just north of Hammondsportm NY- Brian Keeler shares the beginning of 23" x 36" oil painting. This work and others will be part of a new exhibit at the West End Gallery in Corning, NY. The show runs from May 12 to June 8 2023. To learn more about classes, books, instructional videos and exhibits- www.briankeeler.com
Interiior Etude- a still life oil painting with Brian Keeler
In an homage to Jan Vermeer and Peter De Hooch- Brian Keeler puts the finishing touches on a still life painting. The work was arranged using a bronze statue of a girl set within the interior of an 1865 home in Ithaca. The setting, with a succession of rooms is known as an enfilade- or succussion of rooms. Look for more of Keeler's work on www.northstarartgallery.com or www.briankeeler.com
Keeler Paints Church St
Painting a townscape- in Wyalusing, PA during last year's Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest. Brian Keeler is shown here painting in Church Street in his hometown. The 26" x 30" oil was recently donated to the Wyalusing Area Education fund for the annual auction. For more info on the festival - Go to. www.susquehannasolsticefest.com to learn more about Keeler's art www.briankeeler.com
Pliny the Elder at the Johnson Museum- Brian Keeler sketches the Laocoon torso
Brian Keeler sketches from a (plaster) cast of the original (in marble) ancient Roman figurative sculpture called the Laocoon. This is part of an exhibirt at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY. The exhibit was curated by Professor of classics at Cornell, Verity Platt.
Keeler paints the "Enfilade" an Interior scene in Oil
Brian Keeler paints a still life in an interior scene in oil. In this video he shares a mid-stage in the development of this 26" x 30" oil painting on Belgian linen. The painting pays homage to the gernre scenes of the Dutch Golden Age, specifally the 17th century painters Johannes Vermeer and Peter De Hooch. Visit www.briankeeler.com to learn more or www.northstarartgallery.com
Mauritshuis Museum- The Hague in the Netherlands. Brian Keeler sketches from a Vermeer.
Visiting the famous Mauritshuis Musem - Brian Keeler draws a study of one of the famous Vermeer paintings in that museum, "Diana and Nymphs." He also shows us the Girl with the Pearl Earing and View of Delft, also by Vermeer. To learn more about Keeler's art visit www.briankeeler.com
The Night Watch at the RIjksmuseum- Brian Keeler shares his impression.
In Amsterdam, Brian Keeler discusses one of the most famous paintings in the Western tradtion, Rembrandt's Night Watch. He compares it with another painting of a militia company which hangs in the same room of the Rijksmusuem. To learn more about Keeler's art visit www.briankeeler.com
Amsterdam Quartet - Bei Mir Bist Du Schon-
Part of our gypsy guitar workshop in Amsterdam in January of 2023 playing a version of the classic swing tune, Bei Mir Bist du Schon. The class was held above Kepitain Zeppos Restaurant in the historic area of Amsterdam. This group was directed by Jan Brouwer and part of Robin Nolan's workshop. Gerhard Karl singing and playing, Brian Keeler taking the head and doing some lead, follow by Tom Beckley and Thorsten trading eights- both improvising leads..
Sketching from A Dutch Master, Willem Drost- At the Rijks Museum with Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler visited the Rijks Musuem in Amsterdam in January of 2023. In this video he has selected a painting by a reknowned student of Rembrandt, Willem Drost. This work titled, Cimon and Pero was painted in Venice in 1655 where he died few years later.. Keeler explains his reasons and considerations for making drawings directly in front on the original canvases. To learn more about Keeler's work, full-length art instructional videos and exhibits- visit www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com
Dutch Master Immersion- Brian Keeler sketching at Rijks Museum
In Amsterdam Brian Keeler sketches from a Rembrandt self portrait painted in 1661 - posing as St Paul. Keeler visited this museum and others in January of 2023. To learn more about Keeler's at visit www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com
Amsterdam- A Winter Nocturne Impression- oil painting on location with Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler shares this view of Amsterdam nearing the end of the first session. Working on a 12" x 12" oil on linen panel, Keeler completed this initial impression along canal on a January evening. To view more of his work and learn about upcoming exhibits and classes visit- www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com
Amsterdam Nocturne- plein air oil painting with Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler paints a small 12" x 12 oil painting on a linen panel on a January night in Amsterdam. Seated along a canal Keeler captures the night atmosphere and beauty of reflected lights glinting on the water. To learn more about Keeler's art visit www.briankeeler.com
Alla Prima oil portrait of Steve Shuttes - Painted by Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler paints an alla prima (one-sitting) portrait from life. The model, Steve Shuttes posed in Keeler's North Star Art Gallery studio on Dec 28, 2022. In this video, Steve recounts an episode where one of Keeler's paintings owned by Steve's father, Bruce was jettisoned by a gust a of wind off the roof a their car while in transit, To leaern more about Keeler's art visit www.briankeeler.com or make an appointment to visit his gallery- www.northstarartgallery.com
WInter Solstice Plein AIr French Azilum, PA- Brian Keeler
On the Winter Solstice- a beautiful day and not too cold, Brian Keeler paints a 10" x 26" Oil of view in the little hamlet of Frenchtown, near Towanda, PA. Many will know the area as French Azilum as this is the area along the Susquehanna River that was one of the possible refuge sites for Marie Antionette. Keeler is part of the steering committee that organized the plein air fest held at French Azilum on the Summer Solstice- www.susquehannasolsticefest.com
Oil Portrait Final touches- Brian Keeler
In this video you will see some of the final applications of paint being made to commissioned portrait. Brian Keeler talks about the topography of light and how that concept informs the painting of folds in the clothing. To view more of Keeler's work visit www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com
Light on the FIgure Promo video
A wonderful book on painting has been published by North Light Art Press of Brian Keeler's art- "Light on the Figure- Aspects of Painting People." This beautiful full-color- 172 page hardcover book will provide all kinds of ideas, insights and inpirations. Whether you're an artist just starting or with decades of creatining behind you. The book will be of interest to the casual appreciator of art or the connoisseur too. Get your copy soon from the North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, www.northstarartgallery.com
Auradell Gallery Exhibit- Stroudsburg, PA- Brian Keeler 2022
Brian Keeler shows us an overview of the exhibit of paintings at the Auradell Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA. The gallery is part of the Stroudsmoor Inn and within a beautiful space including four large rooms. The exhibit of over 40 paintings continues until the end of December, 2022. To view the show contact- Linda Forte at 570) 421-6431. To learn more about Keeler's art- visit www.briankeeler.com
Sketching from Sculpture -Inspired by Carpeaux's bust at the Met in NYC- Brian Keeler
At one of the current exhibits in the Metropolitan Musuem of Art in NYC- Brian Keeler avails himself of two beautiful Sculpted busts (to sketch from) in the current exhibit titled. "Fictions of Emancipation." Keeker chose a bronze by Charles Cordier and a terracotta work by Carpeaux for his study during a recent visit. The act of sketching allows for new understanding and insigths into art. To learn more about Keeler's art- visit www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com
The Study of Vermeer At the Met in NYC- Brian Keeler sketches from a master work.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, Brian Keeler studies the work of Vermeer through the process of sketching, "In Praise of Painting" is an exhibit in the Lehman Wing Galleries at the Met that includes a beautiful assortment of Dutch Masters from the 17th century. Keeler chose one of the Vermeers to pay homage to during a visit. This painting, "Allegory of the Catholic Faith" is a an exquisite masterpiece with much to appreciate. The process of drawing from such masterworks allows for greater understanding of art. To learn more about Keeler's art visit- www.briankeeler.com
Ellis Hollow NY a November Plein air class with Brian Keeler
On a beautiful November day- starting out misty and overcast, Brian Keeler's plein air class meets at the interesection of Ellis Hollow Rd and Genung Road to paint the view. The view is of a landscape including a house, barn, was done on location of November 12l
Preparing a linen covered board for painting- Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler shows how to prepare a piece of hardboard, (Masonite Panel) for painting. He glues a piece of raw linen, Claessens fine weave portrait grade linen, to a 26" x 30" sheet of masonite. View Keeler's finished paintings at www.briankeeler.com
Seneca - October Evening Light- Starting a large scale plein air- Brian Keeler
On a beautiful October evening an oil painting is begun en plein air- Brian Keeler shares with us the beginning of a 20" x 40 oil done over Seneca Lake on the Searsburg Road, near Valois, NY. The final light of the setting sun filtering through trees and dappling on the road and across the landscape is the interest here. View Keeler's paintings of Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake at the West End Gallery in Corning, NY. Also view the artist's full length instructional videos on his website, including the newest one painting the FInger Lakes. www.briankeeler.com View the trailer and ordering info at this link for the instant download version. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/299678?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=129204350
Rainy Day Painitng- Gloucester, MA with Brian Keeler
GIving new significance to the "wet into wet" term for painting- Keeler shows us a a plein air painting done in the rain and mist over the reapair docks in Gloucester, MA. Usually the wet into wet phrase is used describe the application of paint over an underlayer that is still wet. Here both the palette and canvas became too wet to continue. The work was finished the next day which was sunny. Look for Keeler's work of New England at the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. www.briankeeler.com
Corea Maine October Plein Air- with Brian Keeler
The Harbor at Corea, Maine is the subject painted in this plein air work by Brian Keeler. Depicting the light on houses on an October afternoon was the initial inspiration for this 18" x 24 oil on linen panel. View Keeler's paintings of New England at the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. See other works of the Maine coast at www.briankeeler.com. Also check out his full length videos on the website- available as instant downloads or as DVD's.
October Plein Air - At Brown's Mill Landing, (Mill River) Gloucester, MA- Brian Keeler
In this video, Brian Keeler shows the final stages of a plein air painting after the first session. It was painted on a beautiful October afternoon at the mouth of the Mill Rvier in Gloucester, MA. The fleeting light and cast shadows are captured here and Keeler explains about some of the compostional aspects. Also shown here is another version of the sames cene done several years before. Learn more about Keeler's work of New England on his website www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com. HIs paintings of Maine and other New England subjects are available at the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine or at his studio and gallery, The North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY.
Gloucester Harbor- Hull Repair - A plein air painting with Brian Keeler
During the Cape Ann Plein Air event- Brian Keeler painted this harbor scene in Gloucester, MA depicting an old boat in dry dock during an extensive repair. The painting was begun during a very foggy and rainy day, but then finished the next day which was sunny. To view Keeler's paintings of New England visit the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, ME. The work may be previewed on www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com. A collection of Keeler's paintings of New England may also been viewed at the North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY.
Essex, MA- A nocturne oil painting with Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler shares with you the final stages of the first session of a plein air nocturne painting in Essex, MA. Keeler chose this dramaticly lit window of the David Neligan Antique store on Main Street in Essex, MA. The painting was done en plein air one evening in early October as part of the Cape Ann Plein Air event. To learn more about Keeler's work, visit www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com.
Gloucester Nocturne Plein Air with Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler shows the nearly complete stage of a nocturne done in Gloucester, MA during the CAPE Ann Plein Air event in October of 2022. He is shown working here on the this 18" x 24" Oil painting done on linen that is glued to a panel. Although the work was started as a nocturne, Keeler returned the next day in the rain to complete the work en plein air. To view other works of New England by Keeler visit the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, ME or visit www.briankeeler.com.
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