Great Day today at the Main House Gallery at Muscoot Farm

Really enjoyed meeting lots of folks at Muscoot Farm today. This was the first weekend showing my new collection of flower paintings and went well.people responded positively to the new style and there were a lot of really nice people coming through. Here are some pictures from the show. 


White Roses- new Painting

This new painting will soon be available online in my Etsy shop – HillaryHostetlerArt
On Etsy I sell small affordable prints of paintings like this as well as the originals which are a bit more pricey, but also rich in texture and color. Small prints are really good to put under glass in frames with mats and group together with other similar prints. They make great wall arrangements. The originals are much larger and often don't need framing because the sides are painted and they're on the stretched canvas. This picture of white roses, for instance is 24" x 30". The sides are painted so you do not have to frame it if you prefer that look. 


A New Direction- "Abundance" 24"x36", acrylic and mixed media on canvas

I have taken a fresh direction in my painting. Remaining firmly grounded in nature, I am turning to flowers-heaping bouquets of abundant flowers. With a wink to the art historical Flemish  flower painters such as Jan Bruegel the Elder, I am combining flowers that bloom in different places and seasons into impossibly shaped towering bouquets. The paintings are modernized with mixed media techniques and materials, modern texture and pattern combinations, and whimsical bright colors. More to come soon.


New Painting on my Easel, Green Vase of Roses , 9"x12" oil paint on canvas

This painting is based on a beautiful little gift of flowers in a vase from my daughter's boyfriend. Available for sale direct from the artist . Contact hillaryh4444@gmail.com for info.


I am looking forward to my Wednesday afternoon painting class starting January 14. Join us for Wednesday afternoon painting, a relaxing, fun, creative, class for beginners and experienced painters. at the Croton on Hudson Municipal building.

PAINTING with ACRYLICS & OILS Act.# 2048 Sec. 1
Dates: Wednesdays, beginning January 14, No class February 18
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Location: Municipal Building Community Room
Fee: $100.00 Village residents for 8 sessions
$120.00 School dist/non-resident
Registration Deadline: January 7
Instructor: Hillary Hostetler, MFA
This course will cover the basics plus innovative ways to use the materials.
Draw and paint from still life, photographic reference, or abstractly
design a canvas. Tailored instruction for beginners through advanced.

Call the Croton on Hudson Recreation department to register. Phone numbers and forms are
on the Village website.


New Show Coming Up

I am so honored and happy to be selected by juror Robert Berlind, to have two paintings juried into the Prince Street Gallery Annual Show  in NYC. the show begins in January , more details to follow. the two paintings selected are "White Picket Fence" and "Eden". They are tiny miniature sized oil paintings on panel.


Sunset , Croton on Hudson , Oil on Canvas, 15"x30"

A delicately colored sunset, the lights just flickering on across the bay, on display and for sale at Ralph and Daves, Verplank, NY, or contact Hillary at Hillaryh4444@gmail.com


Evening. New oil painting. Oil Paint on Canvas. Available to purchase at Ralph and Daves, Verplank,NY

Although this twilight sunset is so universal, this painting is from a photo and memory of walking along the Hudson River. It was humid and steamy weather that night, and the atmosphere glowed with reflected light.


Drone Paintings from 2013 MFA Program

These are two of my drone paintings from the MFA program in 2013. At the time drones were not in the news yet, but they were here and there online. These two paintings fearure surveillance drones that can take pictures and video. Today the TV News showed a very similar drone being used by a criminal to find entries and plan out crimes. Luckily he was caught,  and had his surveillance drone in the backseat of his car. My paintings are oil paint, wax and graphite on archival board. They are painted from actual photos found on the Internet back then. They however were up to better things, news photos and scientific mapping. 


Fall Arts Festival this Weekend in Croton on Hudson- Free Admission

This weekend the Croton Council on the Arts, of which I am a member, exhibitor, and festival volunteer helper, will have an outdoor art show
(plus music). The festival will be right on the banks of the Hudson River at Senasqua Park. Join us to spend a lovely day with family and friends seeing art and enjoying the Hudson River views.
See the poster for details.


New Painting on my Easel

This summer, I have been working on larger landscapes, enjoying the freedom from constraints imposed by working on my MFA thesis paintings for the past year. It's nice to paint looser ,atmospheric, landscapes again. I am not sure if this one is finished yet- but here it is on the easel in my studio.



Last night I had the honor and the pleasure of participating as a juried artist ( three paintings juried into the show), and attending the opening night reception of the 2014 National MFA Competition  Show. I had lots of great friends joining me , and a good time was had by all. Here I am with Amanda Mendecezes and Katherine Emely Gomez.



These are two photos from my MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Lehman Gallery, May 2014. The ten work installation that the viewer is in front of is my contribution to the show. As you can see the paintings are very tiny, most of them have been shown on this blog individually as they were completed. There are alot more that were also part of the project, but for the final installation we decided to edit down to ten. They are all 5"x7" , oil on boards, and framed in Matte black floater frames. Hanging the installation straight took hours, and would never have been achieved without the help of my friend Shang-Ping Liu, also an MFA Graduate in the exhibition.


Waking up to yet another hot, steamy, summer work morning today, I thought a cool, calm landscape would refresh the spirit. The long, smooth, brush strokes are soothing and the atmospheric colors reminiscent of the time just after dawn when the cool mist is rising and and a feeling of quietude blankets the land. Greens, Blues, and Greys reinforce this effect. Grasslands 5"x7" Oil Paint on Panel