Workshop – The Portrait in Sepia
August 14, 2010
Edit: This workshop has been moved from August 21st to Saturday, August 14th.
Participants 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.
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.
Saturday, August 14th, 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:
- Bagged lunch
- One White Canvas between 12”x16” and 16”x20” in size
- Easel (any compact easel is fine, but no tabletops)
- 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)
Please contact me if you cannot bring an easel or have any questions about the supplies list.