Binghamton NY Portrait Demo and Workshop
August 1, 2014
On August 1st (First Friday), I will be giving a live sepia portrait demonstration at the grand opening of KAPOW Art Now – located on the 2nd floor of the Brunelli gallery, 186 State Street, in Binghamton NY. Come by to watch me work or talk about painting!
Then the following week I am leading a two-day sepia portrait workshop on August 7-8, 2014. All levels of experience are welcome. To register for the workshop, Click Here…
Working from a live model, students will learn to paint “sepia” portraits using only Raw Umber oil paint. Working in sepia offers a versatile bridge between drawing and full-color painting, and this technique can be used either to make beautiful finished paintings OR underpaintings to be worked over later in color. Light and an understanding of three-dimensional form will be our tools for conveying a lifelike expression of the model’s spirit.
On Day 1, I will demonstrate the entire day, walking students through every step of my thinking and painting process. On Day 2, students will each complete a sepia portrait of their own, as I offer group and individual guidance to keep everyone’s painting on track.
Although our focus will be portraiture, the techniques and principles we cover can be applied to any type of oil painting: landscape, figure, still-life, etc.