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I will be a judge for this years SILA competition, its 51st! There will also be a great show at Gallery Nucleus agin this year after the results are announced. Last years was great- such a wonderful mix of styles. These shows are a must for students, a great way to see the real range of work that is out there!
Check out www.si-la.org/50 to see ILW 50
Alyce Heath, Association Manager, P.O. Box 8143 Van Nuys, CA ~
800-799-6368 ~ www.si-la.org
This is a 50 minute painting demo I did for the "Girls and Flowers" event last night. The model is Jennifer Fabos Patton of Gallery Girls fame~
This is an oil painting on a new traditions oil primed linen panel. The painting is in about the middle stage that I go through when creating a finished painting. I have already painted the shadows and done the main lay-in in thin oil. I use just turpentine for thinning the paint, or straight oil paint in that first stage.
Here, in the second stage, there is also the beginnings of the more opaque colors in the cheeks, nose and parts of the hair. This second stage is where I make my color choices for the various tones on the skin. After this stage, if I were to continue, I would continue to add the opaque paint, in the highlights especially, and smoothly blend it into the shadows and other opaque paint areas. The final stage creates a continuous, smooth and mor realistic skin tone.
We had wonderful costumes for the models, great music to be inspired by and lots of amazing artists working- I think there were 40+people at this event!
June 1st, 2012
My pal Jennifer (who I have ben drawing since my 1st day at Art Center) has invited me to host, draw and help those who wish it all evening with the Gallery Girls. The girls will be all dressed up (and partly not dressed up) in flowers made by another awesome artist, Theron Milton Nelson.
I will also have some goodies with me for sale, including my new book, and some new prints!
Come to this FUN 3 hour Drawing Workshop with...* 2 Models on 2 stages (EVERYONE GETS A GOOD SEAT!)
* Fun Music * Free Snacks * Drinks
Theme is "GIRLS AND FLOWERS"
2 Models (Jennifer & Russia) - drawing benches & chairs
DATE: Friday, JUNE 1st
TIME: 10pm to 1am
COST: *** ONLY $20 *** for 2 models!!!! ***
6749 San Fernando Road #C Upstairs