September 07, 2016


Oil on Linen on Board

June 10, 2016

Portrait Sketch for an in-progress painting

Portrait of Something Lost
Graphite on Toned Paper

April 09, 2016

On the Easel - In Progress

 12" x 9" study for a larger painting (32" x 24")

Study II for Something Lost
Oil on Linen
12" x 9" 

March 18, 2016

Something Blue

I donated Something Blue to the Steamboat Hockey Classic. This event raises funds for youth hockey in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 

Something Blue
Oil on Linen
8" x 6"

And bought a frame from Guido Frames:

February 27, 2016

Color Study for Reading Fuller

This color study for the painting, Reading Fuller, will be exhibited in The Contemporary Figure In Painting at Matrix Fine Art Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Show runs March 4th - 27th

Reading Fuller color study
10"x 8" 
Oil on Linen

October 29, 2015

Preparatory Work for New Painting

Graphite on Paper
29" x 18"

Graphite on Hahnemuhle Ingres Paper

 Color Study
Oil on Linen

Loose Underpainting
Doak Academy Blue and Lead White 
on an Imprimatura of Doak Verdaccio and Lead White on Linen 
32" x 24"

October 11, 2015

Gold Medal at the Guild's 2015 Regional Juried Exhibition

Outside of the Guild

 Awards Presentation by Jean Lightman, the Guild's President

 Posing with the painting


After party :)

September 27, 2015

Juried Regional Show - Guild of Boston Artists

My painting, Miss Rachel, has been selected for the Guild of Boston Artists' Regional Juried Exhibition. The show runs from October 3rd - 24th, with the opening reception scheduled from 3:00-5:00, this coming Saturday.

For more info, go to:

September 09, 2015

New Work

Miss Rachel
Oil on Linen

Fritter and Waste
Oil on Linen

August 29, 2015

Cartoon and Color Study for Ages (Tryptich)

Cartoon for Ages (Tryptich)
Graphite on Paper

Color Study for Ages (Tryptich)
Oil on Linen

August 13, 2015

Figure Sketch

Figure Sketch
Oil on Linen

August 03, 2015

Ellen Day Hale Award - 2015 Boston Figure Painting Competition

After Ellen Day Hale by Emanuela De Musis
Oil on Copper

Interior Frame 
Oxidized Copper, Brass and Silver
Artist: Kate Pride

Exterior Ceramic
Artist: Sholeh Regna

Ellen Day Hale Award, Front

Ellen Day Hale Award, Back

2015 Boston FPC Grand Prize Winner, Shane Wolf, receiving the award at the Sloane Merrill Gallery. August 1st, 2015

Shane with (from L-R) Cindy MacMillan, Director ARA Boston;
Emanuela De Musis, Figure Instructor ARA Boston; Julie Beck, Assistant Director ARA Boston

June 14, 2015

April 12, 2015

December 27, 2014

Color Study Class at the Academy of Realist Art

Full Color Study

Color Study for the Figure

Thursdays, January 15th to March 12th (9 classes)
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Instructor: Emmy De Musis
Cost: $410
The color study is a preliminary sketch that determines specific color mixtures and establishes, in the most simplified manner, the value range that will best achieve a light effect and create volume. An essential step of the painting process at the Academy of Realist Art Boston, this stage is subsequently used as an indispensable reference when completing a naturalistic painting. 
At the end of this 9 week class, the student will take away a greater understanding of how to simplify planes, properly compose values and create color harmony, including the mapping out of temperature patterns. Day one will be dedicated to a basic lecture on terminology and concepts, an introduction to materials and a painting demo; thereafter, the class will work on four two week poses from the nude. 
All levels welcome. 

Value Study in Grisaille

December 12, 2014

November 10, 2014

Figure Drawing Demo in the Tapestry Room at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

On November 20th from 6:00-8:30pm I will be doing a live figure drawing demonstration in the Tapestry Room at the Gardner Museum. This will take place as part of the Museum's Third Thursday event series and coincides with the exhibition currently on view in the Hostetter Gallery-  Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors' Drawings from Renaissance Italy.

Check out this link for more info:

Hope to see you there!