Thursday, December 22, 2016

Just finished - Chester Springs Springhouse at night

Just Finished
Chester Springs Springhouse at night
(Newcomen Rd. West Pikeland)
Gouache on 140# Canson watercolor paper
7 X 10

$250.00 matted & framed

FYI - no black paint was used to produce this painting. I do not use black in any of my paintings. I mix a chromatic black using prussian blue, alizarin crimson & burnt umber.


Available @ www.bill-kassel.com

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Currently on my easel Night at the Spring House

This painting is definitely a challenge. Looking to play light against dark.
First pass, I started blocking in shapes, color and mood. I still need to add a little more glow to the building to add more depth.
This is a spring house located on Newcomen Rd. West Pikeland. It's a land mark I pass every day on my way home from work.


Gouache on Canson watercolor paper
7 X 10

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Female Belted Kingfisher

Just finished
Female Belted Kingfisher
7 X 10
Gouache on 140# Canson watercolor paper


Reference photo by Donald Sutherland (a great birding photographer)
 
$250.00 matted & framed
Available @ www.bill-kassel.com

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Abandoned Americana - Just finished

Just finished
Abandoned Americana
10 x 7
Gouache on 140# Canson Watercolor paper
$250.00 matted & framed

Available @ bill-kassel.com

After painting on slate for the last month it felt good to get back to putting paint on paper.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Currently on my easel or should I say easels



Work in progress
White Tail Deer
13 x 8
Acrylic on old roofing Slate

Work in progress
Canadian Goose
9 x 7
Acrylic on old roofing slate

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Second pass - working on depth & personality
Red Fox
9 x 8
Acrylic on old roofing slate.

Working on slate is a wonderful challenge. The slate soaks
up the paint like a sponge. It takes many layers to achieve the density your looking for. Sometimes you think you got the color just right and then your paint starts to fade away. Once you get a few layers of paint down it starts behaving like a regular painting.
I enjoy trying to make the image grow out of the slate.

Currently on my easel - Red Fox


Second pass - working on depth & personality
Red Fox
9 x 8
Acrylic on old roofing slate.

Working on slate is a wonderful challenge. The slate soaks
up the paint like a sponge. It takes many layers to achieve the density your looking for. Sometimes you think you got the color just right and then your paint starts to fade away. Once you get a few layers of paint down it starts behaving like a regular painting.
I enjoy trying to make the image grow out of the slate

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Just finished - another acrylic on old roofing slate


Just finished in time for tomorrow's Craft Fair
Abandoned Splendor
9 x 13
Acrylic on on roofing slate


$175.00 + shipping


www.bill-kassel.com

I've been having a blast working on these paintings. Working on a dark surface is a challenge. It takes a little time to start getting the colors to be brilliant. Acrylic paint has a transparency nature to it. So the dark gray of the slate shows thru until you have plenty of paint laid down. I build up the color slowly until I reach the density and brilliance I'm looking for.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Series of Barn paintings on mini slate

Another series of Mini slates
4x4
Acrylic on slate with mini easel


These and and many other slates & prints will be on sale at the
Poplar Run 4th Annual Shopping Extravaganza
440 E. Lincoln Ave
Myerstown, PA 17067
from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Come out and visit me.

 http://bill-kassel.com/Slate%20Art.htm





Thursday, November 3, 2016

Another series of Mini Slate Art - landscapes

A series of 4 mini slate art

 
 Fall Country Path
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping 


  Lighting the Way
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping
SOLD

 Morning Sun
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping



 Path to the Past
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Just finished - American Wigeon


American Wigeon
11 x 8
Acrylic on Old Roofing Slate
Available
$175.00 + shipping

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Another series of mini slate art finished - Veggies

  Cabbage
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping 






 Carrots
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping 






 Peppers
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping 



 Tomatoes
4x4
Acrylic on slate
Comes with mini black easel for display
$20.00 including shipping