Saturday, March 24, 2012

Upcoming Show at McColl Fine Art

McColl Fine Art in Charlotte, NC is adding contemporary artists to there impressive collection of historic works including George Inness, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Karl Daubigny, etc.

I'm going to be included in a group show opening March 29th at the gallery, info as follows:

Please join us for the Grand Opening
of our new location
the introduction of
our Classical Contemporary works of art
March 29, 2012
McColl Fine Art
126 Cottage Place
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
(off Providence Road, three blocks
south of the Manor Theater)
If attending please RSVP 

Here are some of my favorites from there historic works:

George Inness

Alfred Thompson Bricher

Karl Daubigny

Elliott Daingerfield

 Here are my paintings that will be in the show: 

 by Erik Koeppel

by Erik Koeppel

by Erik Koeppel

by Erik Koeppel

by Erik Koeppel

By Erik Koeppel
by Erik Koeppel

 Thank you to Vintage Frameworks for the antique frames. Most of these are over 100 years old.

Other Contemporary artists in the show will be Nick Hiltner, Travis Schlaht, Edward Minoff, Donald Jurney, and more at

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Upcoming Show including Martin Johnson Heade, Benjamin Champney, George Loring Brown, Erik Koeppel, Lauren Sansaricq, and more...

New Hampshire Antique Co-op | Celebrating 29 years of art & antiques 

Art Opening 
 Landscapes of the White Mountain
and Hudson River Schools
Erik Koeppel, Sunrise over the Hudson, 44x72

Sunday, March 25, 2012,1-3 pm
at New Hampshire Antique Co-op
Enjoy an afternoon of art, wine and cheese
while you tour the New England and Hudson River landscapes
as interpreted by many well-known artists of the
White Mountain and Hudson River Schools.
This exhibit and sale includes many of the mid- to late-19th century artists of the White Mountain & Hudson River Schools, as well as contemporary New England artists.
Along with the fabulous artwork, a selection of vintage books, ephemera and souvenirs from the White Mountains region will be featured. Curators and NHAC owners, Sam & Jason Hackler, will be available to discuss the works on view.
Exhibit and sale on view in the Tower Gallery through August 31, 2012

 Sell it here with NHAC - 28 trusted years of family business

New Hampshire's Largest and Finest Group Shop
Antiques | Fine Art | Silver | Porcelain | Jewelry | More
Over 200 Dealers in 20,000 sq ft of gallery space 

New Hampshire Antique Co-op
323 Elm Street (Route 101A), Milford, New Hampshire 03055

Open daily 10-5

Other paintings by Erik Koeppel in the show:





Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Studying at Our Studio

We had a student at our studio for a time this winter, and I thought I would do a few posts on what we did. The majority of the time was spent on creating imagined studio paintings as a way of developing a traditional approach to painting Nature. Our focus is on learning directly and heavily from the masters in order to attempt to approach Nature in the way that they did. Our student, Spencer, was interested in Watteau, so we talked a lot about him in particular, but also about other related artists that are our favorites. I've found that a good goal in studying historic artists is to try to understand one artist or movement very deeply and holistically, as a way of arriving at a complete understanding of the common thread between varying schools. Instruction included demos, critique, discussion, alongside general observation of our studio practice as professional artists. Some techniques covered were ink drawing, grisaille, limited palette, and glazing, all with an emphasis, on design and composition.

Here are some photos, and I'll post more soon:

Getting Started...

...And towards the end of the visit... Spencer worked on about five paintings while he was here. This was the largest one.
We had a fun time, and were all very happy with the progress. We'll post some of Spencer's notes and photos soon.

July 5th to July 8th, 2012: Traditional Oil Painting at the Wentworth Hotel: elegant wine, food, and accommodations alongside a weekend of painting in the White Mts. Click here for details

July 16th to 26th, 2012: Through the Grand Central Academy of Art: Paint with us in the White Mountains alongside the Hudson River Fellowship for 10 days. Click here for details

Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters with Erik Koeppel DVD: Includes 3 demos, an Interview and lots of tips on glazing, and other tradition methods of oil painting. Click here for details

or email at

Thank you for reading!

Monday, March 5, 2012

DVD: Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters with Erik Koeppel

Here's a direct link to the preview:

And here are some of my recent paintings inspired by the Hudson River School:

Erik Koeppel, "Mt Chocorua" 14 x 24 inches Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel, "The Poet's Reply" 32 x 40 inches Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel, "Along the Hudson" 14 x22 inches Oil on Canvas

Erik Koeppel, "Pastures of the Catskills" 18 x 24 inches Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel, "Sunrise over the Hudson" 44 x 72 inches, Oil on canvas

Look for update on the DVD release at:

Thanks for reading.