The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily


Vestal NY Workshop – The Portrait Sketch

July 17, 2010

Vestal NY Workshop – The Portrait Sketch

On Saturday, July 17th I will be offering a one-day portrait painting workshop through The Art School in Vestal, NY. Attendees will learn my process for completing a full-color oil portrait sketch from a live model.

My focus will be on demonstrating how I approach creating paintings that I intend to start and finish on the same day. Although we will be painting a portrait, the techniques and principles offered can also be applied to any type of oil sketch – landscape, still-life, etc.

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, July 17th, 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 canvas between 9”x12” and 16” x 20” in size (I’ll probably be using 12”x16”). I find it easiest to work on a canvas that has been toned a warm, light gray and allowed to dry beforehand. Please contact me with any questions about toning your canvas.
  • Easel (any compact easel is fine, but no tabletops)
  • Palette
  • Brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Linseed Oil or Mineral Spirits (I use Gamblin cold-pressed linseed oil)


Anything you like is fine, but if you are buying paints for the first time I recommend the following…

  • Titanium White
  • Ivory Black
  • Raw umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Viridian
  • Genuine Naples Yellow Light or Cadmium Yellow Pale
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Venetian Red
  • Indian Red

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