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: