The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily


Beachwood Ohio Portrait Workshop

March 6–8, 2016

Beachwood Ohio Portrait Workshop

Join me for three days of classical portrait painting in Beachwood, Ohio. All levels of experience are welcome!

March 6–8, 2016
Susan Porges’ The Art Studio
23945 Mercantile Rd, Unit O
Beachwood, OH 44122

For more information or to register, please email Susan Cone Porges:

Working from a live model, students will learn classical methods of painting oil portraits on canvas. 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, we will use just Raw Umber paint on a white canvas to make a sepia-toned underpainting.
  • On Day 2 we will work overtop of our underpaintings in full color.
  • Day 3 will be spent refining and rendering the forms of the face, to really make our portraits glow.

Each day, I will spend the morning demonstrating and walking students through my thinking and painting process, and in the afternoons, the attendees will all paint together while I offer group and individual guidance to keep everyone’s painting on track.

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

I hope to see you there! In the meantime, here’s a writeup I made after my 2015 workshop at The Art Studio: Read on…