The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily


Portrait Painting Workshop in Atlanta, GA

September 19-21, 2024

Portrait Painting Workshop in Atlanta, GA

Join me for three days of traditional portrait painting in oils in Atlanta, GA – courtesy of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. All levels of experience are welcome!

Dates & Times:
Thursday-Saturday, September 19-21, 2024
10am–5pm each day

$550 for members, $650 for non-members

Chastain Arts Center
135 Chastain Park Ave
Atlanta, GA

To Register:
Visit the Portrait Society of Atlanta’s website:

For questions, please email or call Laura Murphey at (678) 642-9858.

About this Workshop:
Learn traditional methods of painting oil portraits on canvas while working from a live model. Each day, Joseph will spend the morning demonstrating and walking students through his painting process – and thought process – as he works. Attendees will paint during the afternoons, while Joseph offers group and individual guidance to keep everyone’s paintings on track.

Day 1: Underpainting in raw umber to establish the overall shapes and patterns of light and dark

Day 2: Color block-in

Day 3: Color rendering, refining, and finishing touches

Over the course of the workshop, Joseph will share: explanations and demonstrations of oil painting materials and techniques, tips for choosing the right painting surface for your needs, strategies for mixing believable skin tones, the differences between painting from life vs. from photographs (with strategies for both), an overview of his portrait commission process, tips for setting up on location and in the studio, techniques for oiling out and varnishing, and most importantly … in-depth discussions about creating the illusion of three-dimensionality in your paintings, using examples from the masters, to help you learn to paint startlingly lifelike portraits.

Although portraiture will be our focus, the techniques and principles covered can be applied to any type of oil painting (landscape, figure, still-life, etc.).

I hope to see you there!