Monday, October 7, 2013

Painting in France

Erik Koeppel "Road to Comayras" 8 x 14 in. Oil on panel

I just returned from two weeks of painting in Liaucous, France, a beautiful tiny Romanesque village in the Tarn Valley. These are the paintings and studies from the trip:

Erik Koeppel "Gorge du Tarn" 12 x 9 in Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Morning in the Tarn Valley" 7 x 12 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Sheep on the Plateau" 8 x 12 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Studies of a Mule (Banjo)" 7 x 5 Oil on paper

Erik Koeppel "Study of Cliffs, Tarn Valley" 5 x 8 Oil on paper

Erik Koeppel "Study of Liaucous" 9 x 8 in Oil on paper

Erik Koeppel "The Road to Liaucous" 10 x 8 in. Oil on panel
Erik Koeppel "View Over the Tarn" 8 x 14 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "The Road to Peyreleau" 8 x 12 in Oil on paper

These were done outdoors on the trip. I'll be reworking many of these from memory and imagination in the studio, and some of them may be used to make larger paintings.

Here are some of our tourist photos:

This is the street we were staying on

The Villagers were so excited about what we were doing they decided to have an informal show at the end of our stay

My paintings at the show

Villagers enjoying the show

wet paint!

Lauren Sansaricq's paintings at the show

Everybody in town came!
Thanks for reading! If you'd like to see my post from our last trip to this area two years ago click here

This painting from that trip is now at Rehs Galleries in nyc:
click here

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Affordable Art Fair, New York City with Rehs Gallery

Erik Koeppel "The Yosemite Valley" 10 x 16 in. Oil on panel (Available click here)

See my work at Rehs Gallery's booth at the Affordable Art Fair in NYC

Wednesday, October 2 (Private Preview Party): 7pm – 10pm 
Thursday, October 3: 11am – 8pm
Friday, October 4: 11am – 8pm
Saturday, October 5: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, October 6: 11am – 6pm

The Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
New York NY 10011
(212) 255-2003

Here are some other paintings included in the show:
Erik Koeppel "Palm at the Ft. Pierce Inlet" 6 x 4 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Three Palms at the Ft. Pierce Inlet" 4 x 7 in Oil on Panel

Erik Koeppel "Winter in Jackson" 14 x 24 in. Oil on Canvas

 All of these are Available at Rehs Galleries.

Fall Exhibitions:

-Affordable Art Fair New York October 3-6, 2013 with Rehs Galleries 

-Avenue Show- Antiques, Art, and Design at the Armory in New York City Oct 10-13 with Rehs Galleries

-11th Annual White Mountain Art Show and Sale, and Frank Henry Shapleigh from the Inside Out at the Jackson Historical Society in Jackson, NH

-Across This Great Land at Balcony House Gallery, with my friends Jerry Malzahn, David Terry, and Lauren Sansaricq, as well as historic artists George Inness, Thomas Moran, etc. in Dallas, TX opening Oct 19th., 2013 

-The New Hudson River School at Mark Gruber Gallery with Tom Kegler, Lauren Sansaricq and others in New Paltz, NY

Or see my paintings anytime at Rehs Galleries in New York City or McColl Fine Art in Charlotte, NC or Hildt Galleries in Chicago.  

Learn my method of painting, from this instructional DVD:


  • Composition Sketch
  • Outdoor Plein Air Study
  • Outdoor Tree at Sunset Study
  • Glazing Demonstration
  • Studio Painting
  • Interview with Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher, B. Eric Rhoads
  • Exhibit of Koeppel paintings
  • 9:37 run time (hours)