Monday, June 25, 2012

Just Returned from Artist in Residence at The Ocean House Resort in Watch Hill Rhode Island.

I arrived on Thursday afternoon  and  the weekend outlook was fantastic, hot and humid.  I checked in and met my lovely contact person,  and explained my duties  and what was expected of me.

I was expected to paint on the grounds and interact with the guests.  Everything worked out perfectly.
On Friday morning I started painting at 7am.  It was hot.  I finished a 10x18 panel by 12 noon.

I managed to tape one of the umbrellas on the beach post and was very secure to withstand any wind gusts.
On Friday evening the hotel hosted a wine and cheese reception that was attended by some guests of the hotel as well as some local residents.  It was a wonderful time.  My wife joined me on Friday along with my standard poodle Lacey. She had a great time.

In the end, I met some wonderful people and great food, and future sales.
I did sell this one at the end of the day.  10x18 oil on panel.
Painting time, 4 hours.

Watch Hill Light with morning surf.  10x18 oil on panel

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Latest Marine Paintings

Please pardon me if I haven,t been publishing lately on my blog.  I've been so busy painting. But please keep checking from time to time for new works and workshop and show schedules.

Thank You.

    "Through The Fog,  2011 Opera Cup Race,  Nantucket.       24x36  oil

    The Wizard sailing in before the storm.   30x40  oil

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sergio Roffo Invited to be "Artist in Residence"

I Have been Invited to paint  on the grounds of the Majestic resort of the Ocean House at Watch Hill Rhode Island.  I will be their  artist in residence on June 21 to June 25.  There will also be paintings on view in the lovely renovated lobby.  The timeless beauty of this massive ocean resort is so beautiful and
inviting that you feel like part of it' history.  I will also give a talk on my work to the guests.
Please feel free to stop by and stroll the grounds while I am there and find me painting somewhere.
Look forward to seeing you.

This majestic victorian style hotel originally opened in 1868 and catered to the era's high society that offered croquet on the lawn, bathing and sailing and afternoon tea. The renovation to restore the hotel to it's original state cost more than $150M.

Roffo painting at Watch Hill's Ocean House Resort.

Hope to see you  June 21 - 25,   2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Outdoor Oil Painting Workshop

I will be teaching a 3 Day  Outdoor Oil Painting Workshop 0n Wednesday September 26 - 28
at the Charleston Art Guild in Charleston, South Carolina. With many historic plantations and lush coastline that  the city offers, there will be many scenes to paint. The fabulous restaurants are some of the
best in the country.  Please join me for this great event. You will meet some wonderful people.
Beginners are welcome. Please visit Charleston SC official website to get a glimpse of this beautiful city.,_South_Carolina  and
For more information and registration please please visit my website and click on the Workshop for Charleston and email

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Breaking News:

Sergio Roffo Has just been awarded the S.S Ballard Williams Fund Award  at Salmagundi Club in NYC.  The painting, titled " The Old Man in The Garden" 10x18  oil on canvas  will be auctioned off in the spring auction at the Club.  For more info on bidding or just viewing visit  

     "The Old Man In The garden"   10x18                                               oil /canvas signed lower left

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Plein Aire Study

    Plein Aire Study   World's End   "A Winter's Glow"    10x18  oil on board

" On a not so cold winter's morning I set out to capture the winter's first dusting.  I decided to venture  in the early afternoon light, to one of my favorite places of inspiration.
I had to work fast because I knew that I would loose the light soon.  The temperature was going down  but I was comfortable with my layers of clothing, but my nose was running
and beginning to freeze.  After 3.5 hours of painting I was rewarded with this " Winter's Glow "  10 x 18 inches.   oil on board.  with black gilded frame w/t gold liner.

Above, is the larger version created in my studio from the study.  24x36  oil on canvas.
Appearing in the March issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

Please visit the past post archive for my upcoming workshop.

Friday, January 13, 2012

"Plein Air Workshop" At the Duxbury Art Association Thursday & Friday June 7 & 8

Plein Air Workshop With Sergio Roffo
Paint with ASMA“Fellow” Sergio Roffo along our stunning coastlal landscape, Alla Prima approach.

Please Join me for an exciting 2 day workshop in Duxbury Ma. at the Duxbury Art Association.

Sergio will focus on the techniques and principles of Plein air painting of coastal marine landscapes. Sergio Roffo is an elected “Fellow” of the American Society of marine Artists, a member of the Guild of Boston artists', and a Copley Master at the Copley Society of Boston.
Mr. Roffo has won countless national awards and is widely collected.

Each morning will begin with Sergio discussing the aesthetic issues and
techniques of art as he demonstrates and completes a field study, encouraging the fellow artists to observe. “ Sometimes you learn more by observing and memorizing than actually painting. While I strongly
encourage the students to observe my demonstration, they will have to option to paint along side of me.” After the demonstration students will receive individual personal instruction and encouragement while completing their painting “Alla Prima” (in one sitting).
The objective of this two day coarse is to sensitize the class to the aspects of outdoor painting, including:

* Learning how to see nature’s details
* Understanding the interplay of light and shadow
* Knowing how to mix the right colors
* Eliminating the fear of outdoor painting
Material List will be available
Open to All Levels in Oils Only. 

For more Info, please call the Duxbury Art Association at 781-934-2731 mary beth brown. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

     "Dahlias In Bloom   Martha's Vineyard     30 X 48   oil on canvas

    "Moored AT Low Tide,  Cohasset MA.   30 X 40  oil on canvas

    "Looking Towards Boston" 24 X 36   oil on canvas