Oil Painting Demonstration
by Lynne Mehlman
6:45 - 9:00 p.m. on April 9, 2019
at Endicott Estate,
656 East Street, Dedham, MA
Drawn to the beauty of nature, Lynne has been painting
her whole life. In school, she took as many kinds of art classes as she could,
from ceramics to lithography. However, she never found the intensive and
thorough training that she desired until she met Robert Cormier, the instructor
of the R.H. Ives Gammell Studios in Boston, MA and a former Gammell student.
Lynne subsequently studied with him for four years.
Lynne furthered her studies with Paul Ingbretson, another Gammell student, in
Manchester, NH, for more than five years. Lynne’s training included learning the art of seeing as well the craft of drawing and painting. Paul Ingbretson calls it
painting in the visual order. She found truth in Gammell’s words, “A student’s
progress seems to him like the falling of successive scales from his eyes… It
is, in fact, only after his eyes have acquired a fairly high degree of
sensitivity, which is to say, when he can paint fairly well, that a student
realizes the overwhelming difficulty of painting.”
Her studies began with charcoal cast drawing, as taught in the 19th century
European atelier system.
From cast drawing Lynne progressed to still life drawing and oil painting,
figure drawing, and, finally, portraiture and figure painting. To complement her
intensive studio work, she studied plein air landscape painting with David
Curtis, another Gammell student.
Lynne has won many awards and has numerous works in private collections. She is
a member of the Guild of Boston Artists, the Rockport Art Association &
Museum, and the Lowell Art Association. She participates in regional and
international competitions. Lynne currently works from north light in a studio
“Dark Cherries and Lemon Zest” oil painting by
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