Peter Arguimbau is a resident artist of Greenwich, art historian, and restorer. He paints life around him and is notorious for his love of classic marines. You may have met him and Kim, at our Change of Watch.
Arguimbau will talk about emulating the paintings of the Luminist Movement, an extension of the Hudson River School, noted for its unique quality of light. It is Arguimbau’s discovery that the Luminist Movement is the last movement of the Renaissance here in America through shared techniques of the English portrait and landscape painters derived from the Flemish Technique of the Old Masters. At the same time, he will demonstrate this Luminist technique while painting a marine motif; a light effect of wind, sail, and sea.
Underscoring Renaissance painting techniques and materials, specifically the preparation of grounds for panels and oil dryers, he will begin with a systematic drawing in charcoal using basic drawing principles for perspective, proportion, light and shade, abstract rhythm and design. After the drawing is defined, the forms are colored in dry paint and then the light effect is fixed with an Umbrian oil wash distinguishing both light opaque areas from transparent shadow planes. These steps are honed with translucent colored glazes in refining the tonal relationships from a 2-dimensional plane into a 3-D life-like representation.
Arguimbau’s series of lectures and demonstrations on painting are part of his upcoming book, “REMBRANDT’S LOST SECRET, The Invention of Oil Painting in 1410” “My 50 -year quest for the painting mediums of the Old Masters reclaiming art history.”
His work can be seen at the new Boatyard Gallery, 350 Riverside Ave, Riverside,
Please join America’s Boating Club of Greenwich to see Peter paint a picture and explain his techniques. This presentation will run for approximately 1 ½ hour, leaving time for Q&A.
April 17th at 6.30 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club ~ 9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich CT 06830
Light refreshments will be served
While there is no charge for this event, please let us know you can attend via email to Ellen Wink GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com