Wednesday, August 22, 2018

R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Aretha Franklin

Finished
Aretha - R-E-S-P-E-C-T
13 x7 Gouache on watercolor paper
$250.00 Special price until Noon Friday (8-24-18)

Then price will go to $325.00 Shipping and handling additional
Matted & framed - Frame size 17 x 11
e-mail me at bill@bill-kassel.com for payment details

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Painting from Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show

This is the painting I did at the Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show.
Blackburnian Warbler
7 x 5 - Gouache on 140# Canson watercolor paper.
Available for $100.00 until Friday August 3rd, Noon. (double matted ready to drop into 10 x 8 frame. After that time It will sell for $175.00 including frame.
email me @ bill@bill-kassel.com for details

Friday, July 20, 2018

Next ArtFest - July 28

My next show is July 28th 9 to 5
Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show
Lititz Park Springs, Lititz, PA 17543
It's one of the best shows of the season with many excellent artists.
I'll be in Booth B166, come and visit and watch me paint.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Just Finished - In My Own World

In My Own World
10 x 15
Gouache on watercolor paper
$400.00 Matted & Framed  (Frame size 16 x 20)

Using a new type of gouache (Turner)
I am able to keep it loose because the paint flows better & retains it's richness of color. Such a pleasure to paint now. I'm not struggling to capture what I see in my mind.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

On my easel - Uwchlan Friends Meeting House

Uwchlan Meetinghouse is a historic Quaker meeting house located on North Village Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 113) at Lionville in Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1756, and is a ​2 1⁄2-story, rubble fieldstone structure with a gable roof. During the winter of 1777–78, it was used as a hospital by the Continental Army at Valley Forge and staffed by Dr. Bodo Otto (1711–1787).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

First pass - blocking in shapes and color
Second pass - adding detail, color & depth















Friday, May 18, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

ArtFest in Hershey, PA

This Saturday May 12th I'll be in Hershey, PA

Hershey Artfest

Saturday, May 12
from 10 am to 5 pm

Held in downtown Hershey
I'll be located in Chocolate Town Square

Stop by and say hell-o, I look forward to meeting you.

This is your last chance to pick up that one of a kind Gift for Mom.
 I will have original art, prints, note cards and slate art. 

Take Mom to the Hershey ArtFest and spend the day, it is a great opportunity to do something with that special mom in your life.  Enjoy great art, music, food, and then shop downtown Hershey and explore!

The event will feature over 150 unique artists and craftspeople all making and selling items that are handmade, artisan crafts and original artwork.  Hand-picked food courts with 15 food trucks and other vendors will offer delicious food, drinks and snacks, and a kid’s area will be on hand to entertain our littlest guests.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Finished this week "Morning in all it's Glory"


Working on texture and shadows
10 x 7
Medium - Gouache and watercolor pencils
Had a lot of fun with this study

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A few new pieces I have finished

Some of the pieces I have finished in time for the Art Festival season. Some are on slate others on 140# water color paper.
The first show of the season is at The First Annual Brandywine Backyard BBQ
New Garden Park - 8938 Gap Newport Pike, Landenburg, Pa 19350
It's a great benefit for "Friends of Scouting"
Sunday, April 29th 11am-6pm









Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A couple of my upcoming Art Fests

Save the dates, Mark your calendars now!

Here's the first 2 shows I have been selected to be in so far:

May 12th, 2018 (Saturday of Mother's day weekend) Hershey ArtFest and Flower Show
       10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (downtown Hershey)

August 25th, 2018 (Saturday) Bloomsburg ArtFest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       (Town Square, from the fountain up Market St to Ridge Avenue)

 Come out and visit me, I look forward to meeting you







.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Just Finished - Fox in the Meadow


Just Finished
Fox in the Meadow
13 x 7
Medium Gouache
$325.00 matted & framed
Frame Size - 18x12
Available at www.bill-kassel.com

Friday, March 9, 2018

Currently on my easel

Fox in the Meadow - pass #2
13x7
Gouache on 140# watercolor paper
Keeping the brushes larger so I can keep it loose. Don't want to get lost in detail and lose the feeling. Loving the direction this is going.


Pass #3 it may be done
13 x 7 (will get double matted and put in an 18 x 12 frame
Gouache on watercolor paper
Now to give a little art lesson. Gouache pronounced G-wash is an opaque watercolor. Very popular back in the day by illustrators because of its quick drying properties and scannability.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Whooooo's There

Just recently finished this painting. I am fascinated by the hidden color and textures that can be found in light and shadow. I was hoping this would help others see what I see when I look at something.
Whooooo's There
8 x 12
Gouache on 140# watercolor paper 
Available at
www.bill-kassel.com

Thursday, February 8, 2018

On my Easel - Levon

Levon - First Pass working on capturing his essence and feeling
12 x 8
Gouache on watercolor paper


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Just Finished & sold

Finished & sold...will be heading to Aiken, SC
Jerry Garcia
11 3/4 x 8
Gouache on watercolor paper
Prints will be available
$140.00 - Matted & Framed
$90.00 - matted only

bill@bill-kassel.com

Friday, January 26, 2018

On my easel - Jerry Garcia

Getting back in the swing of painting again.

 Trying to capture the feeling of music
 
 
Jerry Garcia
10 x 7
Gouache & watercolor

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

It's been a while

After working on finishing art work, making prints and getting ready for a couple of Art Fests, not to mention the Holidays I am back. Here's the first painting I am working of 2018 that I am working on.

It's a slate painting of the Octoraro Lodge 22
8 x 6
Acrylic on slate