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November 12, 2012
A professional exhibiting fine artist for 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 16 years, graduated from The Art Institute of Boston, where he studied with Norman Baer and Walter Marks. Both these brilliant teachers had a deep historical connection to the Brandywine School and American Illustration, as they were both students of Harvey Dunn, a Howard Pyle student. Early influences on Kilroy were all the great artists involved with the Famous Artists School. He studied figure and landscape painting privately for 10 years with color master Robert Bliss, who was a student of Carolyn Wyeth. Kilroy is especially influenced by the teaching and art of modern master Richard Schmid, whose brilliant, adaptive, grand manner, alla-prima painting techniques and philosophy Kilroy took to heart. John is a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik painting group,The Putney Painters. He was also inspired to become a painter because of a small group of Taos/Denver artists active collectively in the 1970 Among this group including Ned Jacob, William E. Sharer, Mark Daily, Len Chmiel, and George Carlson that really influenced Kilroy to open up to the idea of contemporary "Fine Art" impressionistic realism as a personal direction. Particularly influential is also San Diego artist John Asaro who gave Kilroy the knowledge of seeing light, color and the working understanding of sculptural form. A special thanks go to Washington State artist, William F. Reese, who in the mid-eighties, got Kilroy to work outdoors, en plein-aire and taught him the essentials of the small sketch and continues to inspire with his excellence, integrity and generosity of spirit. His major historic influences include such masters asJoaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent, Valentin Serov, Ilya Repin, Nicolai Fechin, to name a few. John Kilroy is a dedicated and popular teacher, his methods reflect the strong sense of responsibility he feels to pass on and improve what he has learned from his perception, studies, work and his artist colleagues. The essence of his artistic and teaching philosophy focuses on the "Live" experience andhe incorporates accuracy of perception, combined with direct techniques in all media including music. Clear communication and design are essential as he stresses the effects of light on the subject. Executed both indoors and out, the main emphasis is on identifying the significant visual elements of color and structure translated through the particular media of the moment. This combined with classical, academic and abstract fundamentals of design, drawing, painting and sculpture form the visual language of the modern as well as the "old masters". John Kilroy advocates working from life, capturing the essence in his revealing portraits. Like many painters before him, he feels that every portrait, figure, still life or landscape offers the opportunity to evoke feelings of beauty, awe, reverence and character while maintaining the historic technical integrity of this distinguished craft. He has found over the years that his most successful works are those done directly from life and takes pleasure in passing on his reverence for art, "reality" and life to his students. He has years of teaching experience and has developed a number of programs through the years at numerous art associations, North River Art Society, Braintree Art Association, Quincy Art Association. He had taught at The Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, MA for many years before the unfortunate demise of the school. John had built an extensive weekly program at the Fuller Craft Museum incorporating all aspects of the craft of art; design, drawing, painting and sculpture. The Fuller Craft Museum will no longer be hosting any weekly classes of any kind. John has opened his own school in Rockland, Massachusetts and continues to teach artists that wish to add a richer learning experience and superior content to their creative pursuits The class curriculum will continue to offer the interested learner an honest set of skills in a system which empowers while adding continuous growth potential for both the beginner as well as the serious professional artist. The John Kilroy Fine Art Academy offers the highest quality and most innovative educational services available at an extremely reasonable cost. Also, he continues to teach very successful national workshops at such distinguish venues as The Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Arizona and The Lyme Art Association, Lyme, Connecticut. Regional venues will also include Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, Massachusetts, Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island, The Creative Art Center, Chatham, Massachusetts and The Falmouth Artists Guild, Falmouth, Massachusetts. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine.
 

Contemporary Fiber Arts Textiles

November 12, 2012
Go here to read Part 1 of this article on Meg Black's method for paper pulp painting. Painting with over beaten pulp can take a while to get comfortable with. Before going into a lot of detail of how to work with over-beaten pulp, let answer the important question of is over-beaten pulp? Over-beaten pulp refers to pulp that has been beaten in a hollander beater for approximately 8 hours and is therefore slippery and gelatin-like. Most artists prefer to use abaca (which originates from the ban...
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Somerville artist develops parallel worlds of abstract art and graphic facilitation

November 11, 2012
In summer 2007, some of her "Pulse" series was published in Salamander Vol. 12, No. 2, a nonprofit literary magazine affiliated with Suffolk University. Her work is on show in the Window Arts Malden project, Malden, through October 7. On the Board of Directors of Somerville Open Studios for 2007 and 2008, Bird helped develop the online registration for SOS 2006 and 2007. Bird is an abstract painter whose creative art pieces evokes her own inner emotions or outward emotions from her audience. ...
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Six Ways To Create Money With Your Digital Camera

November 11, 2012
These are hard times for many people, so it is a good opportunity to strive to earn from multiple earning streams. Of course, many people are doing this already with a part-time second careers, but what if you could have more fun than working in MacDonald's on the weekend? Hilarious as that might be. Most people have a camera - even a digital camera. I put it like this because you have more control over the photograph with a digital camera, so you have more opportunity of producing the image ...
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How Do I Buy Art Reproductions

November 9, 2012
Historically it has been very difficult to obtain an accurate art reproduction of a painting that you have seen in an art gallery or museum to hang in your home an office. Giclee prints are produced using a very high quality digital image of the original painting. The print is mechanically printed and then may be given a varnish coating by hand for additional texture. All of the inks used to produce giclee prints are of archival quality. Giclees prints can be printed on either canvas or fine ...
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Kinetic Sculptures Paintings and Sketches

November 9, 2012
Cole is a sculptor, and his work often incorporates gears, chains and cast-off parts from bicycles he's cannibalized in the shop. Pedals, quick-releases, hubs - everything but the frame itself - can end up in one of Cole's pieces. That's not to say his works are wholly composed of bike parts. Having learned how to weld, Cole uses metal of all types and shapes, from sheet steel to old ski boot buckles, to create his sculptures. But for the most part, most do have at least a few components that...
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How To Install Decorative Stair Brackets

November 7, 2012
Stair brackets, also called tread brackets, are a terrific approach to decorating the treads on your staircase. They can be found in all styles of historic homes and are a popular option for decorating new homes, as well. Stair brackets are decorative details that are easily installed, adding beauty and elegance to your entry way for a lifetime. Stair brackets are an easy and affordable way to add a touch of class with little effort. They can change the look of an unadorned and plain staircas...
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How To Restore Your Antique Clock Dial

November 7, 2012
The dial of a clock is usually the first thing to get dirty or discoloured, especially if winding is done by opening a door in the front. A marked improvement can be effected by fixing a new dial made in the manner to be described. First take off the minute hand. Sometimes this is only sprung on and will come away by merely pulling at the centre, but generally it is secured by a, small pin which is easily withdrawn. The removal of the hour-hand will then present no difficulty. The dial will m...
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A Review Of The Martin 000x1 Blues Guitar

November 7, 2012
The Martin 000X1 is offered as a starter in the extensive Martin range and delivers a great sound for an instrument this size. Similar guitars of this size are theTaylor: 110 Larriv OM-03 SP and Blueridge BR-43. You'll read many positive reviews of the 000X1 on line, and you can take them at their word. A stickler for authenticity might say this guitar isn't that good, because the body and neck are not made of wood, but don't don't let that put you off track! First thing, this instrument has ...
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Acrylic Portrait Painting Learning to Paint The Best Abstract Art Painting

November 7, 2012
Nude Madonna painting in auction class="post-320 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-cool-ideas tag-abstract-art tag-abstract-painting tag-acrylic-painting tag-acrylic-portrait-painting tag-portrait-painting tag-portrait-paintings"> Acrylic Portrait Painting Learning to Paint Portrait painting is as popular as abstract art. When a person wants to paint a person, it takes practice to create a perfect painting. If you would be painting people or portraits by means of a...
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