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Michael Vermette: How a Painter Brings Color to Life

Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Date: 5/19/2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:45 PM
 Old Town artist Michael E. Vermette will share his techniques for making watercolor and oil paintings come alive at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday May 19, at 7:00 PM.

A full time artist and part-time Maine art educator, Vermette will demonstrate traditional methods used by the Venetian master painters involving technique, composition, and innovative concepts that make award winning painting results. He will speak on preparing highly prized painting panels, the use of black oil wax medium to mix with oils to create a luster, and the multi-textural surfaces that make the subject pop in his watercolors. Vermette makes these secret formulas himself, and they are the very methods the masters used not only for archival reasons but to make color brighter and more alive. Vermette will also show framed examples of his work followed by a short presentation of highlighted work in his career.

Michael Vermette was the winner of the Castine Plein Air Festival last year with his oil painting, "The Battlefield of 1771." Michael is also a new signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and has shown his work at the Boston Guild, MA. His next one-person show is in the month of September at the Gleason Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The artist has participated in the library’s Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Fundraiser for the last two years.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.

Caption: “The Battlefield of 1771” an oil on gypsum panel 11 x 14 inches by Michael E. Vermette.
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Location: Howard Room
Contact: Karen Wyatt
Contact Number: 374-5515
Presenter: Michael Vermette