Upcoming Events 2022

o Masterworks: Then & Now at J.M. Stringer Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, Thursday, March 10th to May 31, 2022

o Hudson Valley Art Association 89th Annual National Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, April 15 to June 2, 2022

o Swanzey Preservation Society’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, “Swanzey”, Golden Rod Grange Hall, May 14, 2022

o Man and Nature Art Exhibition, Historical Society of Cheshire County, June 3 to September 2, 2022

o Elected Members “Solo” Show, Lyme Art Association, TBA

o Annual Open Studio Show, Sunday, October 9, 2022

Exhibition ~ J.M. Stringer Gallery

Masterworks: Then & Now featuring John C. Traynor

Exhibition Opening Thursday, March 10 – 12, 2022 and on view through May 31, 2002

Hills of Tuscany ~ Oil on Linen ~ 24×20

Annual Open Studio Show

“Divine Abundance” ~ oil ~ 11×14

Please join us for our 8th Annual Open Studio Show on Sunday, October 10th from 11am to 4pm. The fall season, composed of crisp air and colorful foliage is our favorite time to welcome our friends to the studio. Additionally, Columbus Day weekend is the perfect time to drive to New Hampshire. Make sure to enjoy one of New England’s most beautiful times of the year and the quaint village of West Swanzey. Complete your trip by visiting its covered bridges and rushing Ashuelot River. Most importantly, we thank you for all of your support over the years and look forward to seeing you.

2021 Plein Air Painting Festival

Plan to join me as well as other artists participating in the Folly Cove Fine Art Painting Festival to be held Monday, August 9th to the 13th, 2021 in Rockport, Massachusetts. For more details, see Folly Cove Fine Art – https:www.follycovefineart.com

Upcoming Events 2021

o Ten Day Class, Tuesday, June 1st to Friday, June 11th in New Hampshire. For more information and availability, fill out the “Contact Us” page and submit

o “Ships to Shore: A Marine Show“, May 21st to July 22, 2021, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Connecticut

o The Hudson Valley Art Association 88th Annual Exhibit, May 21st to July 22, 2021, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Connecticut

o One Person Show at Folly Cove Fine Art, Rockport, Massachusetts, August 1st

o Annual Columbus Day Open Studio, New Hampshire, October 10, 2021

DuMond Color Palette

My father dropped me off in Stowe Vermont at age 16. For the month of June, Frank Herbert Mason taught me to paint outdoors. During the 1930’s & 40’s in Old Lyme Connecticut, Frank Vincent DuMond taught Mason. Using the same principals of light and atmosphere, Mason passed these principles down to me.

After studying in Paris during the 1890’s, DuMond developed his famous “Color Palette”. This aided the understanding of creating light and atmosphere on canvas. This “Color Palette” became the main tool used by both DuMond and Mason to teach the principles of landscape painting.

This June, I am teaching a ten day class featuring the principles of landscape painting outside. In addition, I am explaining the DuMond Color Palette. Understanding these principles takes time and practice. I am looking forward to sharing this knowledge with new and former artists participating in this class.

Model and Muse

Relaxing – oil on linen – 9×12

2020 Annual Studio Show

Please join us at our Annual Columbus Day Weekend Open Studio Show

This year has been full of twists and turns due to the pandemic. Suddenly, travel plans and shows became cancelled or postponed. Fortunately, over a hundred unfinished studies from previous travels both abroad and from the western United States beckoned from storage.

Continuing the tradition of an annual Columbus Day Weekend open studio, we will share our travels with you, our audience. In addition, all of these pieces will be seen for the first time at the show. This adds to the excitement of enjoying it in person without a prior online preview.

Not sure if the fall colors will be as vibrant as last year. However, motivated by a serious deadline, never before seen paintings from far away places will adorn the walls. Israel, Italy, Austria, Ireland and more recently The Netherlands. In addition, we fit in trips to three western states in 2019. Arizona, Oregon and last but not least, the “wonderland of art, artists” – Taos, New Mexico!

Please join us on October 10th & 11th from 11am to 4pm and reimagine traveling via oil on canvas!

Copley Society of Art 2020 – A conversation

The Copley Society of Art – Boston included me in their weekly blog of CoSo artist profiles. It was an interesting yet enjoyable interview with Francesca Sinnott done during the pandemic this past spring. Please enjoy the paintings and the conversation:

https://copleysociety.org/blog/during-pandemic-conversation-john-traynor

Outdoor Painting Class 2021

Join me in Fredericksburg, Texas for a four-day outdoor painting class

Dates: Monday to Thursday, April 5-8th, 2021 ~ 9am to 3pm

For more information and to sign-up, please contact:

Fredericksburg Artists’ School

812 N. Llano  
Ste A
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Telephone – 830-997-0515
E-mail – bush@fbgartschool.com

https://www.fbgartschool.com