The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily


Workshop – The Portrait in Sepia

August 14, 2010

Workshop – The Portrait in Sepia

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.

Will McKeon


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:

The fee for this workshop is $50.
To register, please call The Art School at (607) 797-2517 or email

Supplies List:

  • Bagged lunch
  • One White Canvas between 12”x16” and 16”x20” in size
  • Easel (any compact easel is fine, but no tabletops)
  • 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)

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

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