Capturing the Spirit of the Finger Lakes in Oils
Brian Keeler categorizes his work as Painterly Realism, and he typically does plein air painting of landscapes. His landscapes favor scenes of natural and rural settings that evoke a timeless quality.
Brian’s love of painting en plein air was nurtured growing up in the Endless Mountains Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He continues to paint along the Susquehanna River, but more often in the Finger Lakes Region during the golden hour – late afternoon. Other favorite locations are New England, Italy and Ireland.
Keeler shares his methods with other artists through his instructional DVDs, his recent book Dramatic Color in the Landscape, and workshops which he presents at his North Star Art Gallery in Ithaca, as well as at various art associations. These workshops are offered for artists working in oil or pastel and in portraiture, figure painting and landscape. He also gives presentations on Renaissance art and most recently on combining the aesthetic with the ecological, with a nod to Thomas Cole, the proto environmentalist, activist and leader of the Hudson River school of painters in the 19th century.
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