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"Received his BFA from Washington University. Numerous one-person exhibitions in Philadelphia at the Gross McCleaf Gallery and at the More Gallery. His paintings are included in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Arkansas Art Center and the Woodmere Museum. Reviews of and articles on his work have appeared in Art in America and American Artist and his paintings have been reproduced in New American Paintings. Scott Noel teaches painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
I work directly from the motif on lead-primed linen, mixing paint with a palette knife, working the paint with house-painter's round chinese bristle sash brushes and drawing into the paint with mostly No. 2 sable rounds. My palette is largely Old Holland paint: cremnitz white, maganese blue, golden green, greenish umber, payne's grey, flesh ochre and flesh ochre light, ochre half-burnt, caput mortum, purple brown, transparent gold ochre, Italian earth, brilliant yellow and a few other occasional pigments. I stretch, glue, and prime my own linen supports and my medium is one part turpentine, one part stand oil, and one part damar varnish usually thinned by half.
I've been deeply involved in cyclic sieges with portraiture, still life, the nude in interiors, cityscape, and figure composition. I'm not much interested in any project that cannot be done from direct observation and I think that it is observation that ties the work together. I go to great lengths to paint directly from the motif whatever it may be. The people who appear in my pictures are usually well known to me even when they are professional models. The paintings are so labor intensive that I need a collaborative... " Continued at http://artodyssey1.blogspot.dk/2010/01/scott-noel-here-and-here-scott-noel.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F_KFQMFL0w Lecture Part I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjpxKa34wYU Lecture Part 2