Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cincinnati Art Club Workshop

 Had a fabulous time at my workshop at the Cincinnati Art Club.  Great students and even did some 10 stroke exercises.

Got to be the juror of awards for the Viewpoint national show as well.  Fabulous work and a very difficult job!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Valley Arts Workshop

 Had a great group for my Valley Arts workshop in Waitesfield, VT.  A couple of demos...oil on board

Friday, September 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

New Opportunity -  Please Read
This Aline Ordman Workshop is now to be a 2 day multi-medium class

Fri. and Sat – Sept. 14-15, 2018   Cincinnati Art Club 1021 Parkside Place, 45202

This will be an open medium (pastel, oil, acrylic, etc), slightly abbreviated version of her full workshop days with hours from 9-3 each day.  Aline will still present the ever challenging  concept of simplification to help create more dynamic and illustrative paintings. Brief, pointedly instructive demos (no demos in acrylic) each day followed by personalized input and instruction as you  paint from a choice of your own painting project or one set up for the class. 
About Aline: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from this award winning nationally and internationally recognized and accomplished artist and teacher. Aline’ s paintings have been accepted into multiple national and international juried shows (OPA, AIS, PSA ) along with high recognition as a Pastel Society of America Master(PSAM), signature member of the American Impressionist Society(AIS), and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).   Visit her website for more about her and her amazing work.      http://alineordman.com/about/ 

Amazing new price: Cincinnati Art Club Members: $225 Non-members: $250
OUT-OF-TOWNERS – Ask about our host housing program to get free housing while you are here. workshops@cincinnatiartclub.com 

Thursday, August 16, 2018


 I will be teaching an oil and pastel painting workshop at the Cincinnati Art Club in September.  It's a beautiful city and I'd love to have some of you join me!

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Martin's Pond Pontoon

Sitting on my dock and looking over to the neighbors I was taken by the water.  Got out the easel and paints...8 x 10 oil on board

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Landgrove Inn workshop

 Had a wonderful figure workshop at Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT.  Great group and here are some of the demos

Friday, July 27, 2018

Swans Island interior

My favorite place to hang out inside the Swans Island house...the view outside goes to the ocean.  Oil on board

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

More from Maine

 Had a cold foggy day and did the red barn from a photo I took the day before.

The little shack was from a better morning on location.  I may do some adjusting still

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lake and rocks Maine

 Did these little oils.  The rocks started plein air but in all honesty, I did have to make lots of changes inside.  Hard to see the colors in the full  sun...and I no longer bring an umbrella since the number of times it blew away got tiresome.  I am in awe of the many beautiful coastal paintings I see...this is once again out of my comfort zone.

Might still work some more on the lake and trees.  I'll repost it if I do.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Maine Bike

First morning on Swans Island.  Got up to go paint...felt a little lazy.  As I was heading out the door I saw my bike and the light and thought..try it.  It's out of my comfort zone but fun.  8 x 8 oil

Monday, July 9, 2018

AIS 19Th Annual

Very honored to be accepted into the American Impressionist Society's 19th Annual National Juried Show.  I am in the process of jurying another show and it's interesting receiving this news during this process.  My hands shook as I opened up the site to see if I was accepted.  I am very sensitive to the victories and disappointments of this process and though I must do the most honest job jurying that I can, I am sorry knowing some will be rejected.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Morning Fishing Progression

 Here is this morning's demo, 8 x 10 oil from my Hanover oil class.  I am posting the progression.

Last class here until the fall.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

A Plein Air Peacham and a workshop in Canaan, NH

Plein Air Peacham

Pastel Canaan Workshop
We had beautiful weather this week and got a chance to do a little plein air painting in Peacham overlooking on of the ubiquitous and amazing views.  This is a little 8 x 8.

Then the rains came and along with it a one day pastel workshop in Canaan, NH.  True to form, my plein air workshop became an indoor one and it was a great group!  Did this pastel demo and mostly we were hard working and cold!  54 degrees on one of the first days of summer.  Fun anyway

Monday, June 18, 2018

One Plein air, one not

plein air from Peacham, VT

demo in class...see process below
Painted in Peacham, Vt the other day and then turned to see these cows so I took a photo and did the demo this morning.
stage one

stage two

stage three

Thursday, June 14, 2018

On a break

This 9 x 12 was started as a demo in my Monday oil class but finished in the studio.  I feel like these city scenes are getting too tight and am attempting to figure out how to change that

Sunday, June 10, 2018


An oil from my references in NYC.  12 x 16.  Has a few kinks to be worked out still

Monday, May 21, 2018

PSA Workshop

9th Avenue  9 x 12 pastel
 Just back from teaching a 3 day "plein air" workshop with the Pastel Society of America.  It's in quotes because the first two days weather prevented us from heading out. Fun anyway and great group!
Madison Park...the only plein air I got to do  9 x 12

Pedestrians  9 x 12

The Met  9 x 12 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Process: Utrecht

This is the final painting of A Street in Utrecht and I am showing the stages it went through to get to the details