Seeing Green

A. Lattimore, 'Path to Olana'  8"x10"  

We just finished the Hudson Valley Workshop a week ago. We worked hard and diligently yet, as always, found time to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and each other.

The above painting is a demo I did at Olana, Frederic Church's home. Church was part of the Hudson River School of painters. Much of Church's paintings were done from his home that sits on the hilltop from where we were painting.

My next workshop is also going to be in the Hudson Valley in Amenia, New York.  Wethersfield House offers an abundance of verdant greens and pastoral views that stretch for miles from where we'll be painting.  This opportunity at Wethersfield provides the chance to explore the subtleties and differences of warm and cool greens. Very often form is lost when one doesn't understand how to differentiate the subtle differences between warm and cool greens. In this workshop we'll look more deeply into the canopy of color to find and define these quiet nuances that can help take your painting to the next level.

A. Lattimore, "Gardens at Wethersfield" 24"x30" 

Below is a drawing of the Wethersfield property which has formal Italian style gardens and panoramic views.  The 4-day workshop is August 6-9.

Portrait Class is FULL

The Wednesday afternoon Portrait Class is now FULL but please, if you are interested, call or email me to be added to the wait list.  Openings can still arise each month!


Wednesday, 1:00-4:00, ($160.00 per month/4 classes, includes model fee)


This class will be portrait painting from life. The focus will be on the importance of understanding anatomy and how it relates to gesture, expression, structure and form. There will be special emphasis on the skull and muscles and how they uniquely define our individual features as well as relate to a painting's overall design.  There will be individual critiques as well as demonstrations. Reserve your space early! All levels welcome. Ongoing class.  ph. 914.819.8856 or 

2015 Workshop Schedule

This summer we'll have workshops in the following locations:

NYC's Central Park

The Hudson Valley

Amenia, NY

Block Island

Dates and details are below. 

May 18 - 22, 2015

Five-Days in Central Park
Follow in the footsteps of artists such as William Merrit Chase, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast & Edward Potthast who all painted in Central Park. 842 acres of rolling green lawns, idyllic ponds, graceful bridges, majestic trees; all juxtaposed against the dramatic urban landscape of NYC.

Each day you'll paint 9am-4pm with an hour lunch break. During the week there will be full instructional critiques each day and a demo on the first day. (Instructor's Fee: $600.00). 

July 10-12, 2015

3 Days in New York's Hudson Valley
Come paint the beautiful landscape of the Hudson Valley. We'll start with a visit Friday morning to Vassar College, where we'll see the permanent collection of Hudson River School painters. After, we'll paint at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, the former home of Samuel Morse. Saturday we'll paint at Olana, the former home of Hudson River School artist, Frederick Church. Olana sits high above the Hudson River offering magnificent sweeping vistas. We'll tour his home and studio. Sunday we'll paint at Montgomery Place; a beautiful historic riverfront estate that sits on 424 acres of orchards, gardens and stately woods. (Instructor's Fee; $325.00, does not include admission to Olana house tour).

August 6-9, 2015


Four Days in Amenia, New York

The former country estate of philanthropist Chauncey Stillman is considered one of the finest classical gardens in the country.  The house is home to the only frescos by Pietro Annigoni in the country. There will be a tour of Wethersfield House and the garden. Each day will include painting instruction, multiple critiques as well as a demo on the first day of the workshop. You will paint 9:00AM - 4:00PM with an hour break for lunch. (Instructor's Fee: $475.00 includes tour of house).

September 8-12, 2015
Five Days in Beautiful Block Island
A great way to end the summer! We'll spend five days focusing on the challenges of painting seascapes and the rural coast of Block Island. From creating atmosphere to understanding the movement and reflection of water. We will touch on many other key elements necessary in constructing a balanced and well designed landscape all while enjoying the beauty of Bock Island.  There are lovely B&Bs, hotels, and house rentals to stay in while attending this unique workshop. (Instructor's Fee: $550.00)


For detailed information on the workshops or to register, please call 914.819.8856 or email
(early registration is encouraged to secure your spot due to limited space) Instructor's fee does not include travel costs, food or accommodations) Workshop fees are non-refundable.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 433
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
Tuscany Art Workshop:     July 1 - July 10, 2014
We're back for another wonderful season of painting the Tuscan landscape in the foothills of Fiesole! Day trips to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is only a short distance away.

Wethersfield Plein Air Workshop:    August 14 - 17, 2014
Painting in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley.   Located in Amenia, New York.   We'll
spend four days painting on the former estate of philanthropist, Chauncey Stillman.

Block Island Plein Air Workshop:    September 8 - 12, 2014
This is the last workshop of the summer season.   A 5-day workshop painting the majestic vistas of  beautiful Block Island.   The summer crowds are gone and the island is ours to paint!

For more information and details, please call 914.819.8856 or email

American Masters Group Exhibition in Sarasota 2013

Palm Avenue Fine Art's
Group Exhibition 
March 22  -  April 4

Donna and I had the most delightful week with good friends in Sarasota, Florida.  It was our first time exploring the city's many cultural highlights.  The timing of the trip was also perfect;  it allowed me to attend the opening reception at the Palm Avenue Fine Art Gallery, where I had four pieces featured in the show. Two of which are below:

                                                 "Rainier Cherries"  oil on canvas, 11 x 14   SOLD

                                               "Morning Repose"  conte on paper  20 x 24

Among our favorite places visited, was the Ringling Museum of Art.  Besides the beauty of the grounds and architecture, what most impressed was the museum's collection of four massive Rubens that displayed all of the master's painterly brushwork. (Above)    

An unexpected surprise was a sumptuous portrait by the great Venetian painter,
Titian, that displayed his mastery of intricate textile and luminosity of flesh tones.

Summer of 1977 - revisited


A few weeks ago I Iearned one of my students at WCC worked at the Westchester County Court.   During the course of our conversation, I mentioned that one of my earliest commissioned portraits hangs in one of the courtrooms.   After some thought, I asked if it were possible for me to see it.  

Laurie made all the arrangements and  last week I was reintroduced to a painting I haven't seen in over 35 years!  As it turns out, my portrait of the Hon Joesph  F  Gagliardi now hangs in the Ceremonial Courtroom named in his honor.  

A full figure portrait over eight ft. tall, frame included.  That much I remember.  What surprised me most was it being in excellent condition, aside from needing to be varnished, (I hope to varnish it shortly).   

Beyond that, my mind drifted back to lost thoughts of artistic decisions made and not made, as my eyes led me from one painted stroke to another, forgotten so long ago.  I smile at the memories that helped to define me and the gift of that journey.  

But how different I felt looking at something I once knew well, realizing that we're strangers.   A photo taken that afternoon with one at the painting's completion, illustrates that passage of time.   Yet the portrait remains unchanged, even when the subject is no more…

Plein Air Painting Italy 2013

Andrew Lattimore is returning to Italy for another exciting plein-air art workshop in Tuscany.

We'll be staying in a 14th-century villa perched in the foothills of Florence just beneath the ancient hilltop-town of Fiesole. The villa  has spectacular views of Florence as well as 16 acres of gardens and olive groves.  The participants will paint daily with ongoing instruction and daily critiques.

We'll frequently explore the city of Florence with its rich tapestry of  art and culture visiting many  of the museums, churches and galleries that contain much of the world's art.

There are still a few spots left but spaces are filling up quickly.
For information please contact:

China 2012


Finally after so many years, I've traveled to one of the most mysterious countries of all, China!  It has intrigued me my whole life.  Of course, the astonishing change that has occurred in this country over the past 30 years has only fueled my desire to go there.  As China modernizes at an unprecedented pace, I wanted to see old China first, with its lush landscape and ancient culture.

Joe Paquet, myself, and our Chinese plein air colleagues

In November, I was part of a select group of plein air painters, that included friends John Cosby, Jack Dant, Andy Evansen and Joe Paquet.   

We flew to Guangzhou, where we were met by group leader Jason Situ (a great painter!) and staff who gathered all our gear for the two-hour bus ride to the city of Kaiping in the Guandong province of southern China.  There we were hosted by the Kaiping Art Museum, its Director, Mr. Shea and a museum staff that attended to all our needs throughout the trip.

Zili Diaolou, 9"x12" - $2,200

 After 34 hours of travel and a few hours of rest, we were out painting on the Pearl River.  We were accompanied by ten Chinese painters who were heads of art programs at several Chinese schools and universities.  We were surrounded by curious natives.  I had been told that there would be a lot of interest in our work.  In fact, throughout our trip, we enjoyed large audiences.  Their inquisitiveness sometimes was overbearing as they pressed in to get a better look at our color mixing, brush work and to see exactly what we were viewing from our vantage point!  At various times, we attempted to find quiet secluded places to paint, but the persistence of our onlookers always seemed to win out--as it sometimes became a game of hide and seek. 

Zou Rice Fields, 9"x12" - $2,200

Road To Chishui Town, 9"x 12" - $2,200

Our first full day of painting was in the village of Zou of Taishan.  I was struck by the uniform beauty of the rice fields-who's importance to Chinese culture cannot be overstated.  The villages all unique, were striking for their lack of young people who are off to the cities and the new China that is being built.  We painted rice fields and fish farms that were harvested by the elderly.  While painting our way across the fields, yards and rivers of this rarely seen part of China, we were greeted with kindness and generosity.  Some even tried to feed us along the way.  As I painted the Zili Diaolou, unbeknownst to me, a young lady held an umbrella over my sunburnt neck.  I'll never forget that!

                                                               Along the river in Chikan

We were unanimous in our love of the ancient city of Chikan. Its rich tapestry of unfamiliar daily activity and paintable subject matter, seduced all.  At day's end we sometimes dined on unrecognizable food in unknown places, saw Kaiping at night and visited studios of local artists.  Our Chinese compatriots were always at our side.

Chikan Sweeper, 9"x12" - $2,200

Fish Farm, 9"x12" - $2,200

Living On The Pearl, 8" x 10" - $1,800

On the final evening of our trip, all our paintings were put on display at the Kaiping Art Museum. It was the first event held in their new location and they purchased a painting from each of us for their permanent collection. An honor indeed.  In all I did 14 paintings, seven of which are shown here.

Opening Night, Kaiping Art Museum

Burning Rice Stalks, 9"x12" - $2,200  SOLD  Collection of Kaiping Art Museum

It was a wonderful painting experience, enjoyed by all.  I returned with profound memories of a mysterious culture in transition, as it takes a more prominent seat in the global arena.  I look forward to returning in the future to once again tackle a very complex, changing landscape and rekindle new friendships.

Thank you again Jason and every one at the Kaiping Art Museum for this unforgettable sojourn.

To purchase paintings directly from Andrew: Call (914) 819-8856 or email:

There are still a few openings left....

If you are interested, please contact me soon....time is running out.

Lattimore Atelier Junior Student Update

As our student body continues to grow at the Lattimore Atelier, we have also enjoyed welcoming an increase in young adults to our classes; many of whom are attending to further pursue their fine art endeavors and refine their portfolios as they forge their future careers as artists.

This past year, two of our talented young students, Jennifer Keltos and Niamh Butler were accepted to the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Formal study at The Academy also presents a unique opportunity to explore the genius of this marvelous city’s past. Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the highest level of human achievement in art history.

The four images are examples of their work at the Lattimore Atelier and were included in their portfolio submissions:
Still Bill (Charcoal on Roma Paper) 22"x28"
by Jennifer Keltos

Plum Point (Oil on Board) 11"x14" 
{first plein-air painting}
by Niamh Butler

Graphite Study of  Bull Skull (Rag Paper)
by Niamh Butler

Jen and Niamh at the start of their three-year program at the Florence Academy this past fall, 2011. (above).

Lattimore Atelier's, junior students,  2012 graduating class.
Left to Right: Dan Yurgel, Tristan Dubin, 
Aliya Zafar, Dylan Gilespie

Our 2012 junior students are in the process of deciding which schools they'll be attending except for Aliya who has been accepted to and will attend Rhode Island School of Design.

At this time; Tristan, has been accepted to Purchase College; Dylan, has been accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design; and Dan, has been been accepted to the Art Institute of Chicago. They are still waiting to hear from other schools before they decide.  
Dan was my first young student at the atelier. Danny, as we called him then, was 12-years-old when he first arrived. For the past five years, he has been a dedicated and focused young man and I wish him and his peers all the best as they will soon embark on their future!