Painting from a Photo Reference
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. May 14-16, 2019 | Dan Graziano | $475 for non members and $450 for members
This three-day studio workshop will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas to create an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph. Beginning with a brief discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), the workshop will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges and perspective. Learn how to use a reference photo and create a loose, expressive and “painterly” painting! Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan each day, with explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then work from their own photo references to develop paintings that incorporate the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day. This course is designed for beginning to advanced painters. Students supply their own materials and equipment.