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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.
Essex, MA October Morning Plein Air Brian Keeler
In this video Brian Keeler shows the final stages of a plein air sunrise painting done in Essex, MA during the Cape Ann Plein Air event in October of 2022. The motif is the rather common subject of a boat rack but with the beautiful October sun filtering through some shrubs at the grounds of the Essex boat musuem yard, To view the originals of Keeler's work of Gloucester and other areas of Cape Ann plus his works of Maine, visit the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, ME. To preview the work visit www.briankeeler.com or www.northstarartgallery.com.
Plein Air Painting Corea, Maine with Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler paints an alla prima (one-sitting) oil of the picturesque fishing village of Corea, Maine- located just north of the Schoodic Peninsula near Bar, Harbor, ME. The afteroon light on this day in Mid-October is the main element of this smaill 10" X 26" Oil on linen on panel. Look for Keeler's paintings of Maine at the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, ME. Or view more works on www.briankeeler.com
Stonington Harbor, Mid -October. A plein air oil with Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler demonstrates the final stages of one-sitting plein air painting done in mid-October in Stonington, Maine. Here, Keeler is painting the dock with lobster traps in the harbor. To see other paitnings fo Maine, and New England, visit the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor, ME. Or view the work on the artist's website, www.briankeeler.com
Wycoff Road Plein air- Over Seneca Lake with Brian Keeler
The early stages of a plein air painting of Seneca Lake- Brian Keeler shows you the approach to painitng a large oil on location- to capture the initial impression of an sunset. View the original and others of Keuka and Seneca Lakes by Keeler at the West End Gallery in Corning, NY.
Market Street Bridge Wilkes-Barre, PA - a plein air oil painting- Brian Keeler
Brian Keeler shows this beginning phase of this 20" x 40" oil painting done along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre, PA on a beautiful August afternoon. The finished painting will be part of his new exhibit titled "Into the Light" at the Mainstreet Galleries in Kingston, PA. The show opens on September 17 and remains up through October. For info Sally.Casey@MainStreetG.com For more info on Brian Keeler- visit www.briankeeler.com
Plein Air Oil- Wayne, PA- with Brian Keeler
This small oil painting ( a `4" x 18" oil on panel) was done plein air during the Wayne Plein Air Fest in May of 2022. The work depicts two (sisters- similar architectural designs) of Victorian houses on Bloomingdale Ave in downtown Wayne. Brian Keeler explains about the geometry, the color scheme (a symphony of green hues) and the geometry of the composition. To learn more about the artist and view this finished work- visit www.briankeeler.com
Susquehanna Solstice Sunrise- Impression -painting with Brian Keeler
This oil painting ( 10" x 36" oil on linen) was done plein air along the Susquehanna River at Sugar Run, PA- just down river from Wyalusing during the Summer Solstice- June 2022. Keeler painted this while participating in the festival he helped organize- The Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest- held at French Azilum and with other events such as the final exhibit held in Wyalusing at the Blue Heron Gallery. The painting was donated to a fund raising auction to benefit the Towanda Public Library- in September of 2022. If you'd like to bid on this work and help a worthy cause contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org. The finished work can be viewed at www.briankeeler.com in the gallery under river paintings.
Third Street Towanda - Summer Impression- Brian Keeler
During the first Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest- (June 14-19, 2022) there was a day designated for the 19 participating artists to paint in the town of Towanda. Brian Keeler chose this view of Third Street with a Victorian house featured. This a small oil on panel- 14" x18." View this and other works on www.briankeeler.com To learn more about the fest (SSSF) visit www.susquehannasolsticefest.com
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