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Behind the Canvas: Interpreting a Photograph while Capturing Light

Experience a unique series of three programs with award-winning Maritime Gallery artists in the beautiful setting of the Maritime Art Gallery on the banks of the Mystic River. Hear their personal stories on how they create a work of art through lectures, slide presentations, and live demonstrations. Learn what inspires their creativity from sketch to finished masterwork. Discover what art collectors today look for in a painting – whether for personal enjoyment or investment.

April 12: Interpreting a Photograph while Capturing Light

Experience how David Lussier simplifies color, value and infuses his painting with a sense of outdoor light all the while interpreting a photograph in the studio. Lussier, the plein air master artist, will show how he uses his outdoor painting knowledge and experience in the studio to create fresh works.

 Featured painting: “Stonington Harbor” by David Lussier