Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Portrait Society This Weekend

I'm doing a few oil copies to get in practice for the Portrait Society Conference in Washington, DC this week. This is based on Velazquez's portrait of Miguel Angelo, the barber to the Pope.

Here's my Portrait Society schedule:
Thursday April 19: 4:30p–7:30pm Artist-to-Artist Face-Off
Friday, 9:00a–10:00a. Composition: The Eye, the Mind, and the Story.
Saturday, 10:30a–12:30p. Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

After that I'll be doing an event at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, Maryland. 
That event will take place on April 22nd from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, and will include two lectures and a demo. There may still be some spots available.


Susan Krzywicki said...

I love the way you so casually write, "I'm doing a few oil copies to get in practice for..." - ha! As if it was just a trifle.

You are so productive.

Have fun at the event.

arturoquimico said...

Great rendering... Someday I hope to go... maybe the conference should be held someplace where there is ample parking and hotels within a budding artist's budget...

Unknown said...

Great! I spy a Sargent study as well. Would love to see.

evanbowman said...

Recently I started learning to paint and I've copied a few Velazquez and Sargent, and one thing I noticed they understood really well is how to push the background tones to add to the sense of depth in the picture. In the portrait of Miguel Angelo, I love how he pushes the lighter background values along the shadow plane of the cheek, and how much of a difference it makes in the overall sense of balance in the whole thing.

Unknown said...

Great job James!

Alan Anderson said...

its Inspiring to watch James producing works! The master ~ in his element...... it’s simply awe inspiring!