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Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

Sargent's Technique and Temperament

[embedded content] John Singer Sargent's grandnephew, Richard Ormond, speaks with veteran portrait painter Michael Shane Neal about Sargent's technique and temperament. Michael Shane Neal and Richard Ormond, gouache [embedded content] Her...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

Side by Side Demos

The Portrait Society Conference features many painting demos, where the artists paint models in oil during a 2-3 hour period, commenting as they go. Daniel Gerhartz demo at the Portrait Society Two cameras record the painting and the model, a...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

Name Inflation

Hanging out with legends of the portrait painting tradition: Michael Shane Neal (standing) and Everett Raymond Kinstler. This followed a presentation that discussed Howard Chandler Christy, James Montgomery Flagg, Charles Dana Gibson, and John Sin...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

Three-Hour Portrait

The opening event of the Portrait Society Conference is the Faceoff, where 15 artist paint from 5 models over a 3 hour period. Joseph Daily by James Gurney I had the pleasure of painting Joseph Daily, a portrait artist himself. I worked i...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

Business Breakfast

We're at the Portrait Society Conference in Washington, DC.[embedded content] I paint two guys discussing business over breakfast. I using black and white gouache in a watercolor sketchbook. (Link to video on Facebook)

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

A Chat with a School Bus Driver

[embedded content] (Link to video on Facebook) Driving through Maryland we noticed the school buses parked behind this house. It still had an old TV antenna on top. In the video, you can hear the voice of Cindy, who hung out with us for a while and...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

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:...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

Painting a Red Mazda on Location

My car needs a tuneup, so I leave it off at the dealership. I make a cup of coffee and sit down at the edge of the showroom.[embedded content] A red Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is parked in the middle, facing out toward the light. (Link to video on YouTube)...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

Juana Romani, model turned painter

Juana Romani (1867 - 1923/24) was born with the name Carolina Carlesimo in Italy. Her mother brought her to Paris, where she began working as an artist model as a child. She decided to pursue an art career herself, studying with Ferdinand Roybet an...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 6 months ago

How Hollyhocks trap color

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1942) was an artist, garden designer, and writer. She wrote playfully about how flower petals can focus and intensify color in the center of the blossom. Hollyhocks - Gustave Bienvêtu (1850-1916) "The loosely-folded i...