The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily


The Commissioned Portrait: A Demo, Discussion, and Q&A (Cancelled)

April 10, 2021

The Commissioned Portrait: A Demo, Discussion, and Q&A (Cancelled)

UPDATE: This workshop has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Join me on a full day whistle-stop tour of my commissioned portrait procedure!

Dates & Times:
Saturday, August 15, 2020

$175 … or $140 if you also register for my corresponding portrait workshop (Mon-Fri August 10-14) … More Info…

Academy of Realist Art, Boston
112 South Street, Floor 2
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-3006

To Register:
Visit the Academy of Realist Art’s website:

Or call the ARA: (617) 426-3006

More Details:
Over the course of the day, I will cover:

  • The initial photoshoot and painted life study
  • Mocking up a composition in Photoshop
  • Developing the full-sized painting in layers
  • The final sitting
  • Framing, varnishing, and delivery
  • Over the course of the day, Joseph will share his thoughts and strategies on:
  • Painting materials and techniques
  • Setting up on location and in the studio
  • Combining life painting with photographic reference
  • Preparing the client/subject … presenting and negotiating your vision for the portrait … handling feedback
  • Private family commissions vs. institutional commissions
  • The joys and sorrows of posthumous portraits
  • Establishing your career, setting your prices, and working with portrait agencies

The day will also include an oil painting demonstration from a live model and a Q&A session with the audience. Attendees will receive a handout with an extensive list of the gear and painting materials that I use for my commissioned portraits.

Discount available for people signed up for my full workshop:

I hope to see you there!