News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, January 3, 2013
Castine Arts to present workshop

Rum & Tea by Ed Gummel

Rum & Tea by Ed Gummel, self-taught artist who will lead a three-day oil painting workshop hosted by the Castine Arts Association.

Photo courtesy of Castine Arts Association

The Castine Arts Association will present a three-day oil painting workshop with Ed Gummel, a self-taught artist who began experimenting with watercolor and then moved into the chemistry of painting, according to a news release.

For beginners to advanced, the workshops run January 21-23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lyn Mayewski’s studio in Castine. An overview/informational meeting will be held at Mayewski’s on January 7 at 9 a.m.

Gummel taught himself the use of egg tempera, and then went on to using oils. He had a 40-year career as an illustrator and animator. During this time, he studied with Edmund Archer, concentrating on anatomy, composition, and color. He later supervised two graphic art shops, but never relinquished his position on the board, executing full-color renderings and computer animation. On retiring, Gummel moved to Castine and continues to paint along the coast and the inland of the northeast. He sells his work through Leila Day’s gallery.

There is a fee for the workshop with a discount offered to Castine Arts Association members. To sign up and for more information, contact Lyn Mayewski at 326-8433 or