Last weekend we had the pleasure of participating in the 17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show! As always, Fusco & Four put on a great show. Thank you to all our collectors and friends who came by to support us!
In case you missed it, here's a look our booth:
A while back we made a wildly successful gallery postcard that quickly disappeared! In trying to create something visual that people could take with them to remember the gallery, we have a new gallery postcard with images of some of the all-time favorite paintings that have graced the walls of SMG!
Swing by the gallery to snag one (and even one for a friend) before they vanish! A little daily art inspiration to keep at your desk, in your studio, on your fridge, or even as a bookmark :)
This past July, we had the pleasure of hosting Leo Mancini-Hresko for a painting demonstration. We didn't know before he arrived if he was planning to paint an interior or a figure and were delighted to learn he would be painting his beautiful wife Elpida!
Set-up was a breeze (even if the weather was warm) and as Leo started painting a crowd started to gather around, watching & asking questions.
Leo is a great multi-tasker with his ability to talk & answer questions (and even sing a few lines from a song) while he is painting... charming the crowd!
We look forward to having Leo back to do a fall plein air landscape demonstration near the gallery and perhaps on the banks of the Charles! Once he returns from a plein air painting competition in Vermont and then a painting trip with fellow artists to Russia this month... lucky, busy Leo! You can keep up with him on his own blog: http://leomancinihresko.com.
Steinbeck once wrote: "To put it plainly, this Isle is like Avalon; it must disappear when you are not there…. But it stays with you afterward, and more than that, things you didn’t know you saw come back to you after you have left.”
Both Jeremy and Leo have a few more Deer Isle paintings to reveal as well as more painting trips to the island planned for later this summer and fall!
We thought it would be fun to share a collection of progress images from Waltham-based artist Leo Mancini-Hresko! Leo has a great eye for unique vantages and has the ability to make some of Boston's most iconic images his own.
A great image to remind us of all the snow this past winter provided us -- refreshing during this current heat wave we're having! Leo enjoys getting out and painting plein air, even in the snow.
Three images showing Leo's process on a painting of Boston from his vantage on the BU Bridge. The last image shows the piece in Leo's studio -- soon to be in the gallery!
Painting the BU Bridge this past February.
Three images from a recent painting session at the base of the Longfellow Bridge. Can't wait to see the final painting!
You can catch Leo painting all around Boston, but we're thrilled that he will be joining us this July for a demo right here in Beacon Hill!
Leo also has some fantastic workshops, studio demos, and of course on-going studio classes on the books this summer: Leo summer teaching.