Tag Archives: art

Painting on A Colored Ground

How to Create Color Contrast

Here’s a brief introduction to color contrast. Feel free to ping me with any comments or questions.

Spanish Pallette – Intro to Painting

Greg Kessler demonstrates how to create a Spanish Pallette in these simple to follow steps. Details on private lessons can be found here. Click below to watch:

Halka Artists residency

20160130_142527.jpgWhen I was in Istanbul this past December, I worked at the Halka Artists Residency. I took a bus and a ferry to the Asian side. Everyone was impressed as I don’t know much Turkish.The area is called Moda, and had lots of cool record stores and cafes. 2016-01-30 16.11.24.jpgHere are20160130_145110.jpg few drawings I did during my stay.

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

Allegory In The Making

Continuing with my series, showing how I create large paintings. Here’s Allegory:








Bathing Beauty in Finished Form

Bathing Beauty in Finished Form

Figurative oil painting


Getting Ready for West Chelsea Open House

Getting Ready for West Chelsea Open House

Figurative, abstract paintings

Peek Into New Location

New work space

We moved! Well, not far from where we were… just down the hallway from where we were. Our new space is bigger and brighter. Come visit if you’re planning a walk on the Highline, want to see a NY artist studio or sign up for lessons.

Front of the studio, looking onto Washington Street.

We are proud of our first production: the immense painting table 🙂

Our painting table - he goes, wherever you go