Acrylic Painting

Spectrum of Fall, 2008
©Philip Frey

Painting the Landscape from Photographs
Date: TBD
Location: UMMA Classroom, 40 Harlow Street, Bangor

$100   Non-Members
$ 90    Members or UMaine students with ID

Course Description:
Paint with professional artist Philip Frey in a one day workshop learning how to create a successful landscape painting in acrylics from your own photographs. We will focus on how to choose the right photo, sketching design ideas, composition, color palette choices and brushwork. Philip will also give painting demonstrations and personalized instruction in using both a faster and slower drying acrylic paint (Golden Open).

What to bring: Please bring at least ten color photos that you have personally taken (that have good contrast, detail, vibrant color and a dynamic yet simple composition), a digital camera (if you have one) and any of your favorite acrylic painting supplies.

Prerequisites: Students should have some prior experience with drawing as well as acrylic painting.

About the Instructor:
Artist, Philip Frey, born in Maine in 1967, paints a sophisticated portrayal of Maine coastal life.  His bold, rich colors and sense of movement awaken us to the present and inspire a sense of place.  Widely exhibited and praised, his avidly collected landscapes stand out for their luminosity, adept use of color and clear commitment to painting his native state.

Art Historian and critic Carl Little writes in Art of Monhegan Island, “Frey has a dynamic style and high-pitched palette which derive from a keen admiration for the fauvists, those revolutionary French painters…” and in Paintings of Maine, “[He] renders a bold curve in the road wi th a palette to match: brash and bright.  Frey is dedicated to painting Maine, be it mighty Mount Katahdin or Cleonice, a restaurant in his hometown.”

Philip is represented by The Firehouse Gallery and Courthouse Gallery Fine Art.  His work is collected here and abroad.

View Philip Frey’s work at his website:

Class space is limited to 12.
To register for this workshop please call 561.3350 or stop by the museum.

Please note:
Workshop fees must be paid within one week of registration to secure a spot. Fee is non-refundable within three weeks of workshop.