Winsor Newton

17 Jul 19

My name is James Gurney, and I was born in Glendale, California and raised in Palo Alto. I’ve loved drawing since I was a kid and taught myself drawing by reading books by my child heroes, Norman Rockwell and Howard Pyle. By the time I was in high school, I had learned how to do […]

17 Jul 19
Les Thomas - the painter's progress

Working on the cliff tops at Rhossili, Gower yesterday morning. A beautiful day and a beautiful place to be. I was using Winsor & Newton Alkyd oil paints which are fast drying – too fast in the heat and sunshine for my liking! Finished yesterday, this is a subject I have attempted on several previous […]

17 Jul 19
Shawn Petite

Hi and welcome to my creative team post!! I’m excited to share how I turned another old canvas into a piece of art. I started this canvas a while ago but got stuck so didn’t finish but I’m glad I revisited this piece, cause I loved how it has turned out. The original layer was […]

17 Jul 19
Art of Lore

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s a little Art of Lore… This idyllic scene comes from the shores of Oaxaca on Mexico’s wild but beautiful southwest coast. The jungle begins not far from where I found this surreal windowed wall. You can see it encroaching on the stuccoed structure, reaching to reclaim the ocean vista […]

16 Jul 19

Ahead of the Amsterdam Urban Sketching Symposium, I decided I needed to deal with my paintbox. I rearranged the colours, took some out, added some in, refreshed them all, and this is my paletter this summer. These are all Winsor and Newton watercolour paints, mostly Cotman but with one or two Artist’s ones in there […]

14 Jul 19
Boston Herald
ALL-SCHOLASTICS PREP/PRIVATES JOHN BALDWIN, ST. GEORGE’S: GOLF The Independent School League Golfer of the Year, the junior posted an 11-2-1 record and placed second in the Kingman Tournament, shooting a one-over-par 71. A two-time team MVP, Baldwin has a career mark of 30-7-3. An honor roll student, Baldwin’s long term goals are to play college golf. JOEY BARRETT, ROXBURY LATIN: TENNIS The premier singles and doubles team on his team, the junior was named the MVP of the Independent School League after going 17-0 in singles. A three-time all-ISL performer, Barrett has a career mark of 52-2. The Roxbury Latin Model UN President, Barrett plans on playing college tennis. CAROLINE CHAMPA, BRIMMER AND MAY: TENNIS The junior was named MVP of the Independent Girls Conference as she played a large part in guiding her team to an undefeated season. A two-time team and league MVP, Champa was 10-2 on the season. A high honors student, Champa is the co-editor-in-chief for the school newspaper in the upcoming year. ALENA COX, NEWTON COUNTRY DAY: SOFTBALL The senior pitcher was immense on the hill, going 8-1 with a 2.64 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 55 innings. The MVP of the Eastern Independent League, Cox also batted .552 with two home runs and 15 RBI. A member of the National Honor Society, Cox will attend North Carolina State where she will major in animal science with a concentration in veterinary bio-science. DMITRI DEMLER, BU ACADEMY: TENNIS The sophomore co-captain earned MVP honors in the Mass. Bay Independent League after leading in wins. Formerly ranked 14th in the 12-and-under age group by USTA New England, Demler is a high honors student with an interest in computer science. He also played basketball for BU Academy, helping them win the MBIL title. GREGORY DESROSIERS, BELMONT HILL: TRACK A two-sport All-Scholastic, the junior showed his prowess in track, earning ISL MVP honors. He was the league champion in both the 110-hurdles (15.25) as well as 300-hurdles (40.06), while taking a second in the nationals in the decathlon (6,537 points). A football standout, Desrosiers has already received college offers in both sports. SOPHIE DIOP, WINSOR: TENNIS The freshman made her presence felt immediately, going undefeated at first singles en route to earning MVP honors in the Eastern Independent League. Her stellar play helped Winsor post a 9-2 record and an EIL team title. She will be a force to be reckoned with in the EIL over the next three years. OWEN DROMETER, THAYER ACADEMY: TRACK The senior leaves Thayer as the record-holder in the 800 and 1,500 as well as part of 4×400 relay. A three-time Independent School League MVP, Drometer has been an league all-star in each of his four seniors on the team. A high honor roll student, Drometer will run track at Davidson College. KONRAD ELLIS, WARING: LACROSSE One of the premier middies in the Mass. Bay Independent League, the senior earned league MVP honors after scoring 14 goals and adding 11 assists in leading his team to a fourth straight league title. Ellis concluded his career with 31 goals and 21 assists for 52 points. He plans on playing lacrosse at Clark University. PETER EVANGELISTA, PINGREE: TRACK The boys’ track MVP for the Eastern Independent League, Evangelista was the league champion in the 110-hurdles (16.45), 300-hurdles (43.57) and 200 (23.63), while running as part of a winning 4×100 relay (45.42). The senior’s career total of 204.08 ranks second in school history, He plans to walk on at Connecticut College. WILL FRISOLI, ST. SEBASTIAN’S: LACROSSE The Indepedent School League Player of the Year, the senior defender/longstick midfielder was a force for the Arrows. He scored eight goals and caused 21 turnovers in leading his team to their second league title in three years. A member of the National Honor Society, Frisoli will play his college lacrosse at Duke University in the fall. MATTHEW GLUCK, GANN ACADEMY: BASEBALL The senior catcher batted .310 and earned MVP honors in the Mass. Bay Independent League after leading his team to an 11-3 record and the league title. A two-time MBIL All-Star, Gluck ended his career with a stellar .385 batting average. Gluck will attend Dartmouth College in the fall. ANNIE IRWIN, MONTROSE: LACROSSE One of the best lacrosse players in school history, the senior center ended her career by scoring 41 goals and adding 15 assists. A two-time Independent Girls Conference MVP, Irwin ended her career by scoring 151 goals and adding 58 assists in just 52 games. A three-sport captain and member of the National Honor Society, Irwin will play soccer at Assumption College in the fall. ERIN JAYNE, PINGREE: LACROSSE The senior attack was named the MVP of the Eastern Independent League afyer scoring 84 goals and adding 56 assists for 140 points. For her last two seasons, Jayne finished with 152 goals and 109 assists for 261 points. A team captain, in addition to her team MVP award, Jayne was also the recipient of the Standout Award. KAITLIN KOLB, WINSOR: TRACK A dominant presence in the Eastern Independent League, Kolb was named the league MVP for the fourth straight season. She was the league champion in the 100-hurdles and 300-hurdles, while taking a second in the long jump and 4×100 relay. Kolb was the recipient of the Winsor Track and Field Cup, given to the athlete who has made the greatest contribution to the team. GRANT LATIMER, PINGREE: LACROSSE The senior defender was named the Player of the Year in the Eastern Independent League after leading his team to a 19-2 season. A three-time All-EIL performer, Latimer excelled in football as he was part of a Pingree team which played in a NEPSAC Bowl game. Latimer will play his college lacrosse at Providence College in the fall. JAKE McOSKER, BELMONT HILL: BASEBALL The senior lefthanded pitcher allowed just two earned runs in 44 1/3 innings in leading Belmont Hill to a 15-6 record. The Player of the Year in the Eastern Independent League, McOsker boasts an impressive 0.93 ERA with a 15-4 record. An honor roll student and a member of the New England Ruffnecks, McOsker will play his college baseball at Holy Cross. TOMMY McSPARREN, PORTSMOUTH ABBEY: BASEBALL The Player of the Year in the Eastern Independent League, the senior posted a 7-2 record with an 1.88 ERA. In 52 innings pitched, McSparren fanned 35. He also batted .371 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 20 games. McSparren was a three-sport athlete at Portsmouth Abbey and captained both the basketball and baseball team. SAMIRAH MOODY, RIVERS: TRACK The sophomore sensation captured the Independent School League title in the 100, 200 and long jump, setting records in all three. Moody then went on and captured the New England title in the 100 and 200. Moody also plays soccer in the fall. A high honors student, Moody is involved in several school-based actitivies. MAKAYLA MURDOCK, CHAPEL HILL CHAUNCY HALL: SOFTBALL The junior was a force on the mound and at the plate as she was named the softball MVP for the Independent Girls Conference. Murdock went 12-0 and pitched a no-hitter, while batting .550 on the season. An honor roll student all three trimesters, Murdock also plays volleyball and basketball. Her longterm goals are to attend medical school or become a nurse. AMANDA OFULUE, MILTON ACADEMY: TRACK The senior set an Independent School League record in the shot put and captured titles in both the shot put and discus. The MVP of the ISL, Ofulue was the NEPSTA Division 1 champion in both the shot put and the discus. A three-time ISL MVP for field events, Ofulue will continue her track career at Brown University in the fall. ROWAN PARK, BB&N: SOFTBALL The softball MVP in the Independent School League, Park struck out 123 batters in 93 innings, ending with a 1.80 ERA in leading her team to a 17-1 mark. The junior standout also batted .560 with four home runs, 22 RBI and a slugging percentage of 1.080. A four-time ISL All-Star, Park competes for the Concord Raiders 18U in the offseason. ALEXANDER SHIGUETA, BEAVER COUNTRY DAY: TENNIS The junior was undefeated at first singles during the regular season and was named the boys tennis MVP in the Eastern Independent League. A three-time EIL All-Star, Shigueta has a career mark of 30-6. A high honors student, Shigueta plays varsity golf for Beaver Country Day. RIYA SINGH, MILTON ACADEMY: TENNIS The freshman was named the MVP of the Indepedent School League after going undefeated in both singles and doubles. Ranked No. 1 in both 12-and-under and 14-and-under, Singh is currently competing in the 16-and-under age group. Singh is taking honor classes at Milton Academy and is actively involved in several school activities. SOPHIE STUDENT, ST. MARK’S: LACROSSE The junior midfielder scored 61 goals and added 21 assists for 82 points on her way to being named the girls lacrosse MVP for the Independent School League. Student also had 102 draw controls, 28 caused turnovers and 23 ground balls. For her career, Student has 128 goals and 63 assists and 240 draw controls. A high honors student in each term, Student has verbally committed to play her college lacrosse at Virginia Tech. ALL-STARS EASTERN INDEPENDENT LEAGUE BASEBALL Carlo Mannina (Bancroft); Ronan McCarthy (Beaver CD); Spencer Aubin, Brady Desjardins, John Luchsinger (Berwick); Nate Badger, Auden Gall (Concord Academy); George Athanasiadis, Stephen Bangs (Landmark); Peter Nichols, Cooper McGrath, Jake Spaulding (Pingree); Dan Teravainen, Peter Parella, Tommy McSparren (Portsmouth Abbey) MVP: Tommy McSparren BOYS LACROSSE Grant Latimer, Tucker Spencer, Chris DeBlasio, John Crehan, Brendan Driscoll (Pingree); Nick Solomon, Dan Neill, Chris Franco, Tommy Murphy (Portsmouth Abbey); Ben Slama, Ben Joslin, Paddy Condon (Berwick); Aidan Berg, Cole Flewelling Allen (Beaver CD); Sam Marquis, Max Boyle (Concord Academy); Will O’Brien (Landmark) MVP: Grant Latimer GIRLS LACROSSE Bebe Stockwell (Beaver Country Day); Alexa Amorosino, Julia Ryan, Eva Shin, Serena Pollard (Winsor); Erin Jayne, Mackenzie Vasque, Julia Lucey, Kendall Traveis, Caroline Kagan (Pingree); Caroline Breslin, Amelie Brown, Elizabeth Knight, Lauren Merullo (Dana Hall); Johanna Matthews, Jane March, Sara Glynn (Newton Country Day); Cam Holley, Rory O’Neill, Ella Stookey (Portsmouth Abbey); Rayne Zimmermann, Brittany Foster, Tiffany Foster, Abby Reed (Berwick); Lara Caradimitropoulo, Claire Nagahiro (Concord Academy) MVP: Erin Jayne SOFTBALL Jenna Husson, Andrea Marguerite (Bancroft); Andrea Caradonna (Berwick); Ali Frambes, Caira Mathieu, Callaway Sheedy (Dana Hall); Katrina Schell (Lexington Christian); Alena Cox, Serena Cahalane, Lauren Reenstierna (Newton Country Day); Shannon Conte, Maddie Massicotte (Pingree); Riley Carter, Nicole Huyer (Portsmouth Abbey); Eve Lesburg, Rani Balakrishna, Amanda Fogarty, Louisa Gennari (Winsor) MVP: Alena Cox BOYS TENNIS Alex Shigueta, Brett Siegel, Tommy Hicks, Max Sclar, Josh Feldman (Beaver Country Day); Chris Mellen, Jay Kellogg, Ashwin Ramanathan, Sam Timms (Pingree); Nuo Wen Lei, David Korn, Quinn Meyerson, Arthur Donohue (Concord Academy) MVP: Alex Shigueta GIRLS TENNIS Katherine Silacci, Sarah Fleming, Catherine Curry (Pingree); Lily Gray, Jaime Lee, Julia Herman, Lucy Frost (Concord Academy); Kaya Dorogi, Erin Cosar (Bancroft); Julia Dubuque (Newton Country Day); Laila Fahmy (Portsmouth Abbey); Vietta Kunzt, Casey Seidner (Dana Hall); Sophia Blyth, Sophie Diop (Winsor) MVP: Sophie Diop BOYS TRACK Zach Manuel, Bryan Marinelli, Kyle Collins, Peter Evangelista (Pingree); Quinn Demain, Sa, Knight, Luca Miranda, August Reid, Ryan Shea, Samuel Lagan (Landmark); David Appleton, Jason Lim, Connor McGeehan (Portsmouth Abbey); Justin Kim, Edward Myers-Rafferty, Nick Spoor (Concord Academy) MVP: Peter Evangelista GIRLS TRACK Katelyn Clarke, Elizabeth Zelten, Jackie Elward, Erica Dowd, Eshani Baez (Pingree); Abigail Jackson, Margot Appleton (Portsmouth Abbey); Clare Quinn, Kaitlin Kolb, India Glenn, Anjali Palepu (Winsor); Kiki Finn (Landmark); Adele Baughan, Audrey Lin, Kiran Bhat, Sara Goldstein, Anna Brown (Concord Academy) MVP: Kaitlin Kolb INDEPENDENT GIRLS CONFERENCE GIRLS LACROSSE DIV. 1: Annie Irwin, Julia McKenzie, Colleen Casey, Mary McManmon, Catherine Bettinelli (Montrose); Elizabeth Patrick, Elle Zymba, Chloe Hupin, Georgia Siegfried (Waring); Sophia Gomez, Rebecca Calhoun, Hannah Ahearn (Brimmer); Deena Karger, Alana Berman (Gann) MVP: Annie Irwin DIV. 2: Eleanor Brown, Chloe Booker (BTA); Emma Sullivan (CSW); Kate Colvin (CHCH); Anika Jenkins (Landmark); Fiona Duggan (Newman School) SOFTBALL Kathleen Curry, Makayla Murdock, Leila Cavero, Meg Rainis (CHCH); Anna DeCotis, Kelly Russell, Sydney DiGulio (CCA); Molly Rockett, Emma Verrengia (BTA); Rachael Frisch, Yakira Galler (Gann); Veronica Salvaggio (Montrose); Claire Masterson (Brimmer) MVP: Makayla Murdock (CHCH) GIRLS TENNNIS Donna Colombo, Marianne Alagos, Caroline Champa (Brimmer); Sara Cooper, Sascha Deng (CSW); Yasmine Robinson (BTA); Gabby Hyman (Gann); Emily Dirico (Landmark) MVP: Caroline Champa (Brimmer) INDEPENDENT SCHOOL LEAGUE BASEBALL Jake McCosker, Jaylen Bailey, Ben Reyes, Evan Sleight (Belmont Hill); John Fritz (Brooks); John Day (BB&N); Aidan Cann (Governor’s Academy); Bennett Smith, Luke Beckstein, Josh Nam (Groton); Max Meier, Jordan Khonikesn (Lawrence Academy); Kyle Wolff, Cole Cleary (Middlesex); Ryan Cervone (Milton Academy); Jack Schwartz, Cole Koeppel, John Grady (Noble & Greenough); Cade Webber, Connor Ojerholm (Rivers); Will Greer, Ben Rounds, Joey Ryan (Roxbury Latin); Wyatt Scotti, Ethan Student (St. Mark’s); Connor Bertsch, Matt Joyce, Tim Noone, sr. (St. Sebastian’s); Jake Cady (Tabor); Colin Plante, Jack Thorbahn, Harry Mackinlay (Thayer Academy) MVP: Jake McCosker GOLF Nick Li (Brooks); Bobby Manion, Conner Willett, John Broderick (Belmont Hill); Iris Wang (Middlesex); Nikhil Pande (Milton Academy); Vikram Konanki, Jason Temel (Noble & Greenough); Tommy Kantaros (Rivers); John Baldwin (St. George’s); Andrew Michienzi, Andrew Giachetto (St. Sebastian’s); Matt Weber (Thayer Academy) MVP: John Baldwin BOYS LACROSSE Cam Rubin, Brodie Rayment, Blake Brookes (Belmont Hill); Judge Murphy, Michael Hughes (Brooks); Jack Wood, CJ Baroni, Shane O’Leary, Luke Moriarty (Governor’s Academy); Ronan Doherty, Pat Ryan (Groton); Connor Sweeney (Lawrence Academy); Zack Goorno, Cole Nye, Harry Friedman (Middlesex); Matt Rebuck (Milton Academy); Will Zink, John Dixon (Noble & Greenough); Tony Andreozzi, Johnny Kantaros (Rivers); Charlie Weitzel, Deven Varney (Roxbury Latin); Mike Swirbalus, Brian Piatelli, Declan Maguire, Jack Rideout, John Farley, Will Frisoli, Peter Blake, Mac Fotiades (St. Sebastian’s) MVP: Will Frisoli GIRLS LACROSSE Amanda Monahan, Isabela Miller, Madeline Delaney (Brooks); Cassie Reinertson, Lilla Reinertson (Governor’s); Lyndsey Toce, Grace Mumford (Groton); Clarissa Hurley (Middlesex); Amy Shohet, Eliza Dunn (Milton Academy); Becca Gill, Susan Rowley, Aislinn McCarthy (Nobles); Nathalie Ahn, Annabelle Hasselbeck, Mallory Hasselbeck (Rivers); Bailey Horne, Alicia Souliotis, Sophie Student, Lauren Tolve (St. Mark’s); Margaret Adams, Katherine Hauck, Lauren Marandett (Tabor); Dylan Amonte, Devin Fitzpatrick, Emily English (Thayer Academy) MVP: Sophie Student SOFTBALL Rowan Park, Mia Biotti, Halley Douglas (BB&N); Jenn Mills, Caroline Kukas (Brooks); Lily Armstrong, Erin Hanlon (Governor’s); Celia Vinacco, Mia Gage (Lawrence); Mary Thompson (Milton); Addu Sewack, Calli Bianchi (Rivers); Riley Jahnle, Mei-Mei Arms, Juliann Gong (St. Mark’s); Annie Berry (Tabor) MVP: Rowan Park BOYS TENNIS Alex Hayre-Perez (BB&): Matt Kandel, Gabreil Scholl (Groton); Sidney Smith, Paul Zhou (Middlesex); Jae Lee, George Rose (Milton Academy); Joey Barrett, Walker Oberg. Brendan Jimenez (Roxbury Latin); Owen Shugrue (Tabor); Rithik Alluri (Noble & Greenough) MVP: Joey Barrett GIRLS TENNIS Abby Zerby (Brooks); Mallika Chari (Governor’s Academy); Elizabeth Girian (Groton); Riya Singh, Tamsin Connerly (Milton Academy); Jess Bronwell, Ally Yi, Nicole Weinstein (Noble & Greenough); Hannah Buckhout, Jacqueline Lee (Rivers); Emma Simon, Lowell Fenstermacher (St. Mark’s) MVP: Riya Singh BOYS TRACK Michael Piazza, Justin O’Neil-Riley, Adil Kassim, Greg Desrosiers, Isaiah Gomes (Belmont Hill); Zak Zinter, Tyler Martin (BB&N); Anyolo Makatiani (Middlesex); Stephen Irving, Paul Ehret, Galen Lewis, Pedro Mateo (Milton Academy); Myles Epstein (Rivers); Milan Rosen (Roxbury Latin); Owen Drometer, Thomas Gaffey, Moise Flowers, Michael Marshall (Thayer Academy) MVP: Owen Drometer, Greg Desrosiers GIRLS TRACK Meredith McDermott, Peyton Rollins, Mia Bawendi, Mathieu Layla (BB&N); Cianna O’Flaherty, Amanda Ofulue (Milton Academy); Kali Long (Noble & Greenough); Samirah Moody, Addy Vettel (Rivers); Ally Deegan, Chloe Clifford, Eden Donnellan, Judith Walker, Annabelle Doherty. Gabby Grattan, Kendal Rland (Thayer Academy) MVP: Samirah Moody, Amanda Ofulue MASSACHUSETTS BAY INDEPENDENT LEAGUE BASEBALL Matt Gluck, Isaac Altman-Sagan, Yahm Rones, Eamon Sinclair (Gann); Josiah Perkins, Ben Mills, David Szatkowski (Boston Trinity Academy; Gabe Bryan, Paxton Wong (Brimmer and May); Josh Hyams, Kyle Vieira (Cambridge School of Weston/ Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall) MVP: Matt Gluck BOYS LACROSSE Will Stromberg, Gareth Buhl, Ben Weedon, Konrad Ellis (Waring); Steven Ramsden, Cole Morad. Miles Munkacy (Brimmer); Noah Cusack-Margolis, Evan Tall, Jonah Schwartz (Gann); Dylan Gomes, Michal Veth (Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall); William Echols (Boston Trinity Academy) MVP: Konrad Ellis BOYS TENNIS Eric Kruglas, Eli Goldstein, Jared Lipsey (Gann); Dmitri Demler, Jacob Cohen (BU Academy); Olivier Khorasani (Brimmer and May); Surya Rajamani (Cambridge School of Weston); Jo Tran (Boston Trinity Academy); Luc Piacentini (Newman) MVP: Dmitri Demler, Olivier Khorasani
14 Jul 19
Truckload of Art

This is taken from an article in a magazine. I had to buy the permanent rose especially. Newton and Winsor Cotman colours on Langton Cold Press sketchbook.

13 Jul 19

For Day 13 of #WorldWatercolorMonth and our prompt of “glassy,” I opted for this margarita glass. It was sitting in front of me at lunch today when Philippe and I spontaneously decided we wanted to pretend we were on a vacation. The festive glass alone was a unique treat, and the drink inside wasn’t half […]

12 Jul 19
Ian Macintyre

During twenty successful career in sales, I was asked on more than one occasion to sell the interviewer a pen. So I’m going to sell you a pen in under 75 words. Ready? This is no ordinary pen, it’s an – Enchanting Novelty Unicorn Pen with Glittery Ink (H1) Sprinkle a touch of magic over […]

12 Jul 19

While scouting an slightly distant art supply store, I encountered a pad of Winsor & Newton paper: Artists’ Water Colour Paper, Mould-Made, Acid Free, 140lb Cold Pressed (Not). The “(Not)” is explained on the pad cover: The Winsor & Newton range of Artists’ Water Color Paper Pads contain a superior Cold Pressed/NOT surface mould made…

World Watercolor Month Day #11

11 Jul 19

We were promised an interesting evening and we weren’t disappointed. Sharon gave us an extremely informative and enjoyable demonstration of a young woman in watercolour. Sharon has a great sense of humour and kept us entertained with her unique way of explaining how she builds up paintings. I won’t go into detail of her demonstration […]

10 Jul 19
Lina Draws

Hi friends! I’m going to be having a giveaway for all of my Patrons, and I’d love it if you would join in for a chance to win! What will you win? -This fun, zentangle-inspired, original painting! It was painted on 8in x 11in Khadi handmade paper, with Winsor & Newton designer’s gouache and my […]

09 Jul 19
Sue J's blog

I’ve really enjoyed this exercise – I’m moving on due to deadline constraints, but hope to keep returning to it in any odd moment – it feels very freeing to play around with different materials and papers and see what goes well with what. First attempt was with Promarker pens on official Winsor & Newton […]

09 Jul 19
Lyla Mev Miniature Painter

It has been about a half a year since I wrote my last blog post about what tools I use to become a commission miniature painter. Sometimes, I wonder if I have improved enough to qualify for an updated product list, but since this continues to be one of my most popular posts I thought […]