The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily


Philadelphia Sepia Portrait Workshop

March 12, 2011

Philadelphia Sepia Portrait Workshop

On March 12, 2011 I am returning to my old stomping grounds to conduct a sepia portrait workshop at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA.

Participants will learn to create “sepia” oil portraits using just Raw Umber paint. Sepia paintings can serve as finished works of art or be used as underpaintings – when painting from life, I start almost all of my color portraits this way.

If you have never painted in oils before, this is the perfect way to start … and if you are a seasoned professional or hobbyist, you’ll learn techniques and principles that can help take your paintings to the next level.

During this workshop I will be painting all day, explaining every step from start to finish as I work. Attendees are welcome to paint along and receive guidance & critiques, or just watch as I demonstrate. Adults and teens of all levels of experience are welcome. Please see the supplies list below if you would like to paint.

Will McKeon


Saturday, March 12th, 2011 · 9:30am–4:30pm


746 Panmure Road · Haverford, PA · 19041
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Registration & Fee:

$95 for Art Center members … $112 for non-members. To register:

Supplies List:

  • Bagged lunch
  • One White Canvas between 12”x16” and 16”x20” in size
  • Palette
  • Brushes and a Palette Knife
  • A couple of small cotton rags (I cut up old t-shirts)
  • Paper towels
  • Refined or Cold-pressed Linseed Oil (any brand is fine – I use Gamblin cold-pressed)
  • Raw Umber or Burnt Umber paint (any brand is fine – I use Gamblin’s raw umber)
  • *** Easels and painting tables are provided by the Art Center ***

Please contact me if you have any questions about the supplies list.