Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cuties, oil 12 x 16

Practicing some of the composition techniques from my workshop with Jeff Legg:)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

April 7- 10, Chattanooga, at the Townsend Atelier

Just few spots open! Registration deadline
March 15!

April 7-10 | 9 am-4 pm

This four-day workshop will focus on painting from a model and on technical "labs" that will cover invaluable information on the art of the portrait including proper lighting, photographing the model, marketing, pricing your work, and professional development.

Nationally recognized portrait painter, Chris Saper has completed almost 400 commissioned portraits, authored four books and filmed four DVDs on portraiture.  We are happy to have her teach a four-day workshop at Townsend Atelier where she will cover lots of ground including lighting, photographing the model, color, materials, capturing a likeness, professional development, marketing and more.
For those traveling to Chattanooga, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help recommend lodging.

About the Instructor:
Since beginning her commission portrait painting practice in 1991, Saper has completed almost 400 commissioned portraits nationally, authored four books and filmed four DVDs on portraiture. "I love the discipline of working with clients in a shared vision of the portrait to be painted.  There's a satisfying result when I can achieve beautiful skin tones, accurate likenesses, and yet still paint a lovely piece of art."
Her books include:  Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones,  Painting Beautiful Skin Tones in Color and Light, For Love or Money: a Business Handbook for Portrait Painters and Mostly Monochrome.  Saper has been published in The Best of Portrait Painting, Artist's Magazine, American Artist, International Artist Magazine, Pastel Artist International, and the Pastel Journal. Her work is also included in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius: The Best of Portrait Drawing; Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Light and Shadow; and Drawing & Painting People: The Essential Guide, also published by North Light Books.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Workshop with Jeff Legg

I recently took a four day workshop with Jeff Legg at the Scottsdale Artists' School, and I am pleased to say that I got out of it what I had hoped - mainly a  new focus on designing and composing still life.

Here are the two paintings I made during the class, each using one of Jeff's signature elements: Eucalyptus leaves and canteloupes.

It was a good week, and I think everyone enjoyed Jeff and the things he showed us:)