Studios at Crescent Pond

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Where Lovers of
Art and Nature Meet


Fine Art by
Sandy Sherman and Richard Whitney, PhD.H 

Photo of Sandy Sherman and Richard Whitney by Stacy Eaton

Photo by Stacy Eaton

Fine art emerges from the union of talent and inspiration. For more than a quarter of a century, Sandy Sherman and Richard Whitney, two of Americas most gifted classical realism artists, have found a boundless source of inspiration in the seclusion of Crescent Pond, surrounded by the natural beauty of thousands of acres of forest land and its many creatures.

Richard Whitney, recognized as one of Americas top 12 portrait artists, is equally talented as a landscape artist, mentor, and author. Sandy Sherman is a gifted, award winning still life and landscape artist, Lauded for her masterful use of light and color, and well known for her whimsical "Grotoon" paintings.

They invite you to their browse our website where you will find many examples of Richard and Sandy's work, A link to Richards book, Painting the Visual Impression, and information regarding commissioned portraits.

Richard and Sandy are pleased to welcome visitors and students to the studios at Crescent Pond, and frequently host artists workshops and gallery exhibits. Visitors have said it is a nature lovers paradise, a wilderness Giverny as seen in Richards paintings below.

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Tagging Along

Tagging Along

The Breath of Spring

The Breath of Spring

Going Home

Going Home

Recent Paintings for Sale


Richard playing Scriabin's Poem OP. 2 #1


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For Commissioned Fine Art

James Webb, Jr., The Pentagon

by Richard Whitney, PhD.H

Sawmill Farm Inn

by Sandy Sherman

The Thinker

by Sandy Sherman

Monadnock Orchard

by Richard Whitney, PhD.H


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Painting The Visual Impression by Richard Whitney, PhD.H

Introduction

"The young painter, who regardless of present popularity would leave a name behind him, must become the patient pupil of nature . . .What are the most sublime productions of the (brush) but selections of some of the forms of nature, and copies of a few of her evanescent effects: and this is the result, not of inspiration, but of long and patient study, under the direction of much good sense." — John Constable 

This book is a summary of the fundamental ideas that artists use to help them paint the look of nature and the effects of light and shadow. Richard has listed them in order of importance  so as to help the working painter logically solve problems. 

"I enthusiastically recommend the brilliant and informative painting book by Master Artist Richard Whitney!  Whitney's perceptive insights about painting and portraiture should be of value to artists of every skill level.  His book is on par with the famous Art Spirit by Robert Henri and is destined to be a classic book on portraiture and painting."

    -   Daniel E. Greene, N.A.

This book is available for $28 including S&H.  Please contact Richard for more information.

Painting The Visual Impression by Richard Whitney Book Cover


"Richard Whitney's technical abilities are dazzling...his treatment of form and atmosphere is stunning in terms of painterly quality. Whitney's dedication to technique are fierce, but his heightened sense of reality represents more than simple mimesis."
— American Arts Quarterly

"He is an excellent craftsman whose paintings are very much finished products."
— John Wharton, New England Art Critic?



Contact

Thank you for your interest.  Sandy and Richard look forward to hearing from you.

Phone
(603) 446-7476

Email
studios@crescentpond.com

Hours of Operation
Art Classes Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Saturdays 10 am - 12:30 pm
Open Saturdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm or by Chance or Appointment

Address
100 Chalet Dr, Stoddard, NH 03464

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