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
Please join America’s Boating Club of Greenwich to hear Captain Bilski’s Long Island Sound fascinating tales (and exciting trials.)
Sea Tow is the #1 choice of boaters nationwide for boat towing and expert on-water assistance. They help boaters connect to highly professional, experienced captains who can help when it matters most.
In 2018 Capt. John Bilski took over the Sea Tow franchise covering the water from Greenwich to Milford, trading an insurance industry workplace for a snug office in a tiny cottage along the waterfront promenade at Bridgeport’s Captain’s Cove where his distinctive yellow and black Sea Tow vessel is moored.
He manages three full-time captains, two backup captains, and two on-call scuba divers – the latter come in if lines need to be attached below the surface or if a boat requires salvaging. They are always monitoring the VHF channels used by boaters out on the water, both at the Captain’s Cove location and in their homes.
“I was pretty much on the water from day one of my life,” Capt. Bilski says. “I used to fish with my family and we always vacationed on the water. I’ve been a boater and scuba diver and fished in these waters my entire life. So when the opportunity came up of buying the franchise, I jumped at it.”
NOTE: Members of America’s Boating Club enjoy many popular benefits, one of which is a 10% discount to Sea Tow. Details will be available at the event.
7 pm ~ Usual light refreshments will be served by French Chef Cécile
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club, 9 Grass Island Road, Greenwich CT 06870
Save the Date for 2019 CHANGE of WATCH of America’s Boating
Club of Greenwich
March 1st 2019 7 pm At Innis Arden Club
180 Tomac Avenue ~ Old Greenwich CT 06870
Dinner ~ Drinks ~ Prizes
Boatloads of Fun
Please RSVP to Janis by Wednesday, December 5th by email GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com or phone 203-820-9275 and mail a check made out to GSPS for a contribution of $20 to Janis Stahlhut ~ 1465 E. Putnam Ave, #323 ~ Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 9 Grass Island Rd, Greenwich CT 06870
Presented by skipper Justin Bonar and the Crew of YYZ
Darien member Joe Spinella joins his fellow crew in showing their race video, and answering all your questions about the race, their personal preparation, outfitting the boat, how YYZ was named, and those Bermuda shorts. Both Joe and skipper Justin have taken several of our courses.
Wednesday, October 17th, 7 pm