I am very excited to announce I am now showing at All Things Fresno Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts District at 1424 Fulton Street, next to Warnor’s Theatre in Fresno.

I will be demonstrating  painting a portrait on September 3rd 2015 from 5-8p.m on ArtHop night. This demonstration will feature the very beginning of starting the process of creating a portrait. I will interact with the public answering questions and explaining my personal approach as I delve into each step of the process. By explaining canvas choices, difference of media, texture, color, choosing models and the importance of lighting.

I will also be addressing the importance of museum quality tools, such as brushes, canvas, framing and of course paint. It is extremely important to purchase quality paint due to the fact that the color is more vibrant and true to nature which offers more depth and form. I will be going into more depth about this at the demonstration.

Fresno’s ArtHop is one of the most active and successful programs organized by the Fresno Arts Council. ArtHop occurs every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Art lovers and enthusiasts from all walks of life flock to downtown Fresno and the Tower District on the first Thursday of each month, and the rest of ArtHop venues in the Fresno metro areas on third Thursdays, to meet and greet with the artists and enjoy the reception and music. Museums, studios, galleries and other venues open their exhibitions to the public at 5:00 p.m. and run this free event until 8:00 p.m.

N.Y. Art Expo , April 23rd-26th.

I am very excited to announce my first showing in New York in the N.Y. Art Expo this April. It will be at Pier 94  from the 23rd to 26th.  The 23rd  is Trade only and then open to the public  24-26th. I will be showing some new work and would love for Everyone to share this with me. You can also see my work at the Fresno Art Hub  on Van Ness BLVD across from Fresno High. I will be demonstrating there  April 2nd during Fresno Art hop from 5-8 p.m.

Delivering paintings to the Thomas Kinkade Gallery in Napa

I am very excited to announce I am delivering some beautiful paintings

I will be delivering them in Mid Oct. to the Thomas Kinkade Gallery

in Napa,Ca. I invite everyone to come see .I will be announcing my

next event soon. So please visit my Facebook page Napoli Fine Art.

I am also working on a couple of Portraits for my clients I am very excited

about. More to come !

New events.

I am working on several new paintings of vineyards for the Thomas Kinkaid galley in Napa and hope to deliver by Oct. I will let you know  delivery date. I am also working on a 30 year anniversary portrait for a dear couple. Painting,Painting,painting. I am also waiting for the new Richard Schmid’s Alla Prima  book to glean new techniques and become a better painter for all of you.

The Difference between a Pastel and Oil Painting

The true nature and definition of pastel is to be dry. It is not a wet medium like most forms of painting. It is pigment in a dry stick form and can be applied by stick, Hand or brush. It’s dry stick like quality allows pastel to have a close association with drawing. Painting on the other hand, is defined as the application of paint, pigment or color to a surface. It commonly relies on a brush for Application. I also use my fingers for softening.

I let my clients decide between the two mediums. Oil tends to be more associated with the traditional and classical style. For Oil painting I use a high grade Belgium Linen on Stretcher board or mounted on board. My paints are of the highest museum grade quality.

The pastels are hand made and also museum grade quality. The pastels are on a special handmade watercolor paper and for larger works museum board.

I can advice you on the best way to have your artwork framed to protect them and recommend Framers I trust.

Both styles take the same amount of skill and the prices reflect this accordingly.