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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Portrait Oil Painting Workshop

Sample of the artist's work
Portrait Oil Painting Workshop - November 7, 2010 at the Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ from 10AM - 4PM in the West Studio.

Working from a live model under north light students will be taught to simplify and compose a portrait painting through the usage of form, composition, color, perspective, planes and light. How to use a prismatic palette will be discussed. Study of massing, values, relationships, edges, progression, atmosphere, mood and prismatic light effects will be strongly emphasized. Beginning and advanced students will benefit from individualized attention. This one-day workshop is appropriate for painters of all levels. Those new to oil painting are especially welcome. A brief portrait painting demonstration will be offered at the beginning of the workshop.  For more information please visit


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