Recent works based on sketches I did at the beach in Marmaris,Turkey.

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sketch on paper

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oil on canvas

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ink sketch

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oil on canvas

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oil on canvas

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oil on paper

Second Story Gallery Show

Second Story Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Second Story Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

NJ Show 1B

NJ Show 1A

Works in Progress

I usually start with a drawing on a colored field..

I usually start with a drawing on a colored field..

I did some sketches in Marmarmaris,Turkey..and based some paintings on those..

I did some sketches in Marmarmaris,Turkey..and based some paintings on those..

Again,I start with a yellow ground,then draw on top..

Again,I start with a yellow ground,then draw on top..

working from sketches,while I paint..

working from sketches,while I paint..

In progress..almost done

In progress..almost done

In progress..

In progress..

check back later for finished works…

here is one of a continuing series..note that I turn the painting upside down to work on a a similar images but pulling theimage out of the process leaving some residue of the intention and previous sessions..

The Monmouth Journal Features Greg Kessler Show

My upcoming solo show is featured on the Monmouth Journal. Click here to view. 

Upcoming Solo Show – Second Story Gallery

I will be showing my recent prints and panels at the Second Story Gallery in Atlantic Highlands, NJ from February 21st through March 21st. Here’s the link to my page. Opening reception on February 21st starting at 6PM.

Sketchbooks

Sketchbooks…Whenever I start a body of work I usually start with a sketchbook. I like NY Central’s converntry vellum the best.

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sometimes it might be figurative studies...

sometimes it might be figurative studies…

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This was done at the NY Botanical Garden…

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I used to got the Washington D.C. zoo,as well the petting zoo in NY

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usually I start in pencil,then ink up,then use as studies while I paint.

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I used to draw Times Square back in the 80’s..but I don’t still have those sketchbooks.However,I found this one that survived.Kids-save your sketchbooks!

Greg Kessler Works – 2014 Snapshot Video

Year in Review

Latest student testimonial!

“After not painting for nearly a decade, my classes with Greg have allowed me to tap into talents that I thought were lost, and encouraged my creative spirit.  Greg’s ability to incorporate his vast knowledge of art history in his teaching approach is remarkable and extremely beneficial to his students.  He has further piqued my interest in learning about different techniques and I feel my confidence increasing with each class.  The one-on-one atmosphere really personalizes the experience and I can’t imagine any other setting being as effective.”
Isabelle, New York

Ladytron

Ladytron

In this somewhat older series, I used the figure as a starting point. I was interested in broad areas of color. Also, in different spaces — the naturalistic cloud background against a mosaic of colors on the right. I wanted to create a complicated, interesting surface.

Student Work – Part Two

Student Work - Part 2