Sunday, June 5, 2011
As I continue painting the portraits I have discovered the most relaxed approach to the painting process. This is John Roach, he's a US Navy veteran who served three tours of duty in Vietnam. John was raised in military family so we had a lot to talk about before the portrait began. As you can see from the photos I have posted, John is a direct individual. His direct gaze was something that I wanted to capture in the painting. The next step in the painting process will be to loosely lay in the jacket, shirt and tie. I don't draw on the canvas before painting, instead I proceed directly with the oil on canvas. I find this brings a direct and fresh approach that is reflected in the power of the finished painting. I will post the progress of John's portrait as it develops. By the way John is the 19th veteran in the "Portrait of American Veterans Project". Also I always paint the glasses after the portrait is almost complete, so check back and see how John looks with his glasses. I will contact the 20th veteran soon and schedule his portrait session.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Life Model Workshop : Adults Only : Sunday June 26, 10 am—3pm $45.00 A professional model will provide one 5 hour pose in Jeanine’s spacious and inspiring studio. Easels, tables, coffee. Bring your favorite art media and hone your figure rendering skills in a friendly and supportive working artists studio. Bring a sack lunch, beverages will be provided. Minimum 5 participants.
Monthly Saturday Group Creative Sessions: Call and Schedule a Creative Break Many have requested that I offer process oriented art sessions. Focus on process and thePleasures of creating with art materials that will enrich your life like nothing else can. Make time for yourself and friends to recharge your creative batteries and make a beautiful work of art. $175.00 / 3 hours / 5 students/ materials included. Teens to adults.