Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I am pleased to announce I just completed my third Collaborative Book assignment, as curated by my fellow ACE (The Arts Community of Easton) decorative book artist, Maryann J. Riker. I was honored she asked me for a third time to participate in the piece; as this is my third time as one of the collaborating artists featured.
Monday, July 20, 2009
These pieces were created from pieces of formed slate that a friend of mine gave me which she discovered in her basement. Slate is very prevalent in my area of PA; and I am hoping to be able to create more of these.
Large Hand Painted Botanical Slate $60.00
The right hand views of these pieces are with eisel stands I purchased to hold them; instead of using some kind of mounting device. I found this method of display is more appropriate to the designs.
Small Hand Painted Botanical Slate $30.00
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Original Watercolor on Canvas Board
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I would highly recommend doing collaborations with other artists; it is a chance for both people to learn from each other, while creating something beautiful.
This painting will be featured at the Pennsylvania State Theatre Gallery, along with pieces from various other ACE artists, which opens on September 28, 2008. The opening is from 3-5 pm. The show will run from 9/18 to 11/7. The State Theatre is located on Northampton Street, in Easton, PA.
Completed, framed "Lady in Waiting", acrylic on canvas. This is an antique frame which Charlie Hanson restored for this project.
Completed, prior to framing.
This is my sketch that I worked from for this piece, done roughly in charcoal. It is a very good idea to do this prior to starting anything on canvas, so that you are sure of the placement and scale of the items in the painting. The idea for the background scene started when Charlie, the other artist and I, were doing an outdoor show at the beginning of the summer, and I started to do some sketches after he asked me if I would be interested in collaborating with him on a project. I love lilly ponds, and artists like Monet and Seurat, and wanted the figure in the piece to appear like those in of Monet and Seurat.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I had to repaint mostly the entire orange area on the lid; it was so damaged.....the customer did not want me to do too much to destroy the authenticity of the piece- and I believe I was true to his wishes.
BEFORE- FRONT VIEW
This is the first time I have ever undertaken this type of furniture "restoration". With patience and attention to detail, it can be done properly; and look even better than before.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
This is a view of my set-up with a free-standing display. It was a reqirement of this particular show; but I would recommend it to any serious artist who does not want their work to fall in the wind. It is very heavy to transport, but it's worth it not to have anything get damaged from the wind blowing.
This is the view down the river, looking at the "Free Bridge" between Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ. The park is located just to the side of the main bridge on rt. 22.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The Garden of Easton is a quaint little shop which is owned by a fellow ACE Member and friend, and has a somewhat "ecclectic" ambiance. "Everything available to create your tranquil space indoors and out, i.e. fountains, wind chimes, gifts for gardeners, plants and more".
This is the second time I have had a piece on exhibit in this location. I hope to be exhibiting another after this show. For more information on the show or the shop itself, please visit
Thursday, April 03, 2008
"Utrillo Impression" 21"x21", original acrylic on canvas
Connexions Art Gallery, 213 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I would recommend this web site for every artist of every level. It offers very useful tips for every aspect of the art world; including how to promote your work and yourself. I have learned a variety of things here, and if you are mentioned on their web site, you will receive a free link to your own site......I have noticed that the amount of readers of my own blog have increased since I have been doing this.
Please check out the article here which mentions me, and quite a few other EE Contributors!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I will try to find out the direct link of my work and post it here on my blog, for those of you who would like to take a look. I will be featuring my two paintings for sale, entitled, "Summer Poppies" and "Secret Garden". This is a "member's only" show.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Friday, November 09, 2007
You will notice the editor of Empty Easel has changed the title slightly, but the content is basically the same. Please take a look, and I welcome any comments!
Friday, October 12, 2007
I welcome any comments!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I will be participating in my first "Art Across The River" Festival, Sponsored by the Columbia Portland Cultural Society on Sunday Sept. 30, 2007. Rain Date is October 7, 2006. Hours for this event run from 9am-5pm. This is a particularly special event because the artwork will be judged, and artists have the potential of winning cash prizes!
This will be located outdoors on the walking bridge spanning the Delaware River, between Portland, PA and Columbia, NJ.
In addition to Arts, Crafts and Antiques, there will also be a barn tour, pumpkin painting, car show, demonstrations and music.
Artists who are interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information, please view their web site at http://www.artacrosstheriver.com/.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Anyone who would like more information can contact him at Jchapuk@northampton.edu.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
Gallery 31 North Collaborative Book- This the second collaborative book in a series that I have been asked to participate in with my Art Group, The Art Community of Easton. This time, the theme is "The Ground We Stand On"; which could be interpreted in a variety of ways. My piece is a focus on how Nature inspires us to create art. This is too, where alot of my inspiration comes from in all of my work. The front states "The Ground We Stand On.....Inspires Us", while the back reads, "The Beauty of Nature".
This collaborative book serves to create a dialog and community
via a preconceived book structure that will be displayed at
Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, NJ beginning August 20, 2006
through September 3, 2006. The Opening for this show will be on August 20, 2006 from 1-4 pm. The Skillman Library at Lafayette College, Easton, PA will be its permanent home.
It is very interesting to me to work on such a small scale, and
have my piece put together with other artist's work to create
something which makes a great impact on such a large scale.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Date Completed: December, 2007
Inside view of vanity, lined with fabric
Date Completed: September, 2007
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SALETrue to the style and techniques of classic Impressionism, this landscape is full of sunlit greenery and flowers;
which evoke a feeling of calmness and relaxation.
Also available from print on demand sites.
Date completed: March, 2007
16" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas Board
Original For Sale $ 100.00
Layers of texture and depth used in the paint are used in this" etherial" still life which evoke a feeling
of summer. Painting applied to canvas board with acrylic glaze finish.
Acrylic on Canvas, 32" x 32"
This is my own modern day rendition of
Monet's classic Water Lillies series of paintings.
Received 1st Place in Painting by the National
Art Honors Society' s Second Annual Art
Date Completed: 1987
Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 26"
Original not available for sale, fine art prints available.
Sunlit reflections on the water
below create the ambiance of this piece.
Date completed: 1999
12" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas $175.00
of a simple floral still life.
The flowers look succulent and touchable, and seem
very fragile as if they were touched; something would come
away on your fingers.
Date Completed: April 2006
"Escargot" Colored Pencil Drawing
Not for sale
Date Completed: 1986
" Water Lilly" Wood Block Print
Not For Sale
Date Completed: 1986
Impressionistic style with many shades of pinks and greens, outlining a serene scene. Dots of color are used to merely suggest the details of the flowers and trees.
Inspired by Monet’s "Water Lillies" series, this is a more modern look at how sunlight plays off the water and water lillies, creating a somewhat dreamy effect.
Date completed: December 2005
Original- Acrylic on Canvas (Not For Sale)
IRIS Giclee Prints Available in two sizes.
True to the detail and colors of the original. Vibrant pinks and browns of the roses, and the mixture of colors in studying the play of light on the entire still life, is the main focus of this piece.
Date completed: June 2005