- Guy Corriero
- I was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. My educational history is as follows: Long Beach High School, School of Visual Arts, C.W.Post College, M.A. in Humanities, Hofstra University. A two year stint in the U.S.Marine Corps as a illustrator eased my entrance into civilian life as a commercial artist in N.Y.C. My teaching career of twenty five years began at the State University in Farmingdale, N.Y. and ended as a Professor of Fine Arts at Herkimer County Community College, where I was awarded The New York State Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. I now paint full time in Portland Maine where I live with my wife Sharon. I paint all subjects from portraits to landscapes but I especially love painting the sea. Last year marked the end of forty straight years of teaching workshops on Monhegan Island, Maine, I now conduct three day classes in Kennebunkport every spring and fall. My work can be seen at The Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset, Me., Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Me.,Camden Falls Gallery, Caamden, Me. and here in my studio in Portland. I am a signature member of The American Watercolor Society and the New York State Watercolor Society.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I'm still not sure about the "pinching" effect of the two rock forms meeting at the right center. I think I'll fix that too now that I mentioned it.
Did anyone notice that?
Oh yes! Another note: The painting is on heavy rough 300 lb. Arches paper.
One of the pros is the fact that you can lift the paint a bit, just a bit. The con side is you loose control of the paint more easily as it doesn't have the tooth of my usual 140 lb cold press paper.
I started with the sky and work forward, painting the dark rocks last designing them to move the eye back towards the breaking wave.
The painting was done in the studio. The preliminary sketch in pencil came first then I worked from the sky forward. As you can see the sky set the color scheme for the entire painting.
Once again I had to capture the cast shadows on the beach quickly as the sun seems to move faster in the morning. (of course it doesn't) but the early morning light had to be captured fast. .
The light on the ground was extreme because they put down some straw to get the grass seed going.
Painting like this is always a challenge as the sun moves quickly and therefore changes the entire subject.
The subject is the Old Black Duck fish house on Monhegan Island, Maine.
As in most of my watercolors I started with the light washes of color working towards the darkest in the doorway. I dry brushed the gray of the roof to give it sparkle from the sun.