HORSE PAINTING FROM LIFE WORKSHOP, Date: TBD
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Four day workshops include a presentation on the evening before. The presentation covers the history of animal drawing and
painting, as well as the techniques used by the Masters. Food and drinks are
provided for the presentation.
Evening of Tuesday the 23rd there will be an Introduction to
19th century working methods of three major animal painters from that era, plus
an introduction to their mediums, drawing and painting methods when working with
live models, understanding their artistic training. A Power Point presentation
on the methods of 19th century "Animaliers" with examples of their work and how
they executed paintings and drawing follows. From this vast overall exposure to
many animal artists who few contemporary artists are even aware of, participants
will be better able to find out whose work they would like learn from and
integrate into those styles their own. Refreshments and sandwiches
will be provided at no cost during the evening presentation. No Alcoholic
beverages during workshop hours.
OPTIONAL: On June 28th I will be offering private career and portfolio evaluations by appointment. Total cost is $150.00 for two hours.
Evaluations include further assignments to improve work and offers information on how to approach galleries, museums and other professional outlets in addition to getting one's work to the professional level for submission to professional outlets. These individual sessions will expose you to the way in which you can create work and a professional approach to commercial outlets that make your work stand out above other contemporary animal and portrait artists. In addition, how to build and present a professional portfolio for portrait commissions will be discussed. 25 years of professional experience and research will be shared throughout the appointment. I believe in paying it forward and passing on information to help anyone achieve their professional and studio goals. As a professional artist in our contemporary times it is very hard to deal with the realities of running a studio and knowing how to coordinate the distractions of everyday life and make your studio time a priority. This appointment will also address how to believe in what you are doing and will give interested individuals a course of action to make your work a priority in your life.
For a brochure or more information call the Studio at : 262-505-0805 Central Time, Tuesday - Sunday 10am-7pm.
Wisconsin is an agricultural state with a 5.2 sales tax. It is pastoral with many open fields and wonderful landscape vistas to use as backdrops for animal portraits. We are located 1.5 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. Hotels within a 1 and 1/2 mile distance to the studio range from 50.00 dollars a night to 110.00. please make reservations early as possible as the surrounding towns have many festivals, cafes and boutiques open during the summer months. The population is gregarious, friendly and helpful. Restaurants are very reasonable as are groceries and other food outlets. I have traveled this country for many years and have yet to find a more easy place to drive. We have the most polite drivers in the country and NO TOLLS!.
WORKSHOP SUPPLIES LIST:
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