The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily


Vestal NY Sepia Portrait Workshop

May 8, 2010

Vestal NY Sepia Portrait Workshop

On May 8th I will be offering a one-day portrait workshop through The Art School in Vestal, NY. Attendees will learn to create monochromatic “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. I’ve also found this technique to be an incredibly enjoyable way to learn to paint in oils, since it bridges the gap between drawing and painting and allows for endless, painless correction of your work.

In the morning, I will demonstrate by working from a live model. After lunch, attendees will paint from the model under my supervision. Adults and teens of all levels of experience are welcome.

Alex Gould


Saturday, May 8th, 2010 · 9:30am–4:30pm


801 Main Street · Vestal, NY · 13850

Vestal is located in Central New York, about 3 hours North of Philadelphia and 3 hours Northwest of New York City. Get Directions ›

Registration & Fee:

The fee for this workshop is $50.

To register, please call The Art School at (607) 797-2517 or email

Supplies List:

  • Bagged lunch
  • Easel (any compact easel is fine)
  • Palette
  • Raw Umber paint (any brand is fine – I use Gamblin)
    If you already have a tube of Burnt Umber and would like to use it, that’s fine
  • Brushes and a Palette Knife
  • Refined or Cold-pressed Linseed Oil (any brand is fine – I use Gamblin cold-pressed)
  • A cotton rag or two (I cut up old t-shirts)
  • Paper towels
  • Canvas
    Between 12”x16” and 16”x20” in size
    Any type of priming is fine, as long as the canvas is WHITE

Please contact me if you cannot bring an easel or have any questions about the supplies list.