Tag: Portraits

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 2 months ago

Portrait Demo at the Yellow Barn Workshop

On Sunday night we had a sold-out audience for my mini-workshop at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park, Maryland. After my lecture presentation, I did a half-hour gouache portrait. My model was Steve Hanson, who was wearing a reproduction an...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 2 months ago

Portraits in the Audience

At the Portrait Society Conference, everyone is a model—wittingly or not—including a member of the audience near me. This sketch uses a limited palette of gouache: Light Red by Shinhan Pass, and then the rest by M. Graham: Yellow Ochre, Ultramari...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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...