Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Still Life Demo at Utrecht

Hey All!!! I just wanted to let everyone know that Utrecht Art Supply in Providence, RI contacted me to do a painting demo in their store. From what I gather there will be quite an event going on and the store will be open till midnight. So this Friday, October 30th I will be painting from 12pm - 5pm. I decided to paint a still life of a Pumpkin for holiday purposes and also because my good friend Jonathan Aller was asked to do the same for Dick Blick. He and I are both co-founders of the Pushing Pigments Project which is a group of artist that choose the same subject to paint in order to compare each others processes. As of late we have sort of let it fall by the wayside. In order to revive our old project and not let it die completely he and I have decided to post our Pumpkin paintings to that blog. You may click on his link to see some of his wonderful Alla Prima Studies.
So if anyone can stop by on Friday just come in and introduce yourself. It would be great to chat with other artist and enthusiast. Thank You very much and see you later.

Friday the 30th from 12pm to 5pm
200 Wickenden Street
Providence, RI 02903

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Teaching at The ARA Boston

Portrait Drawing – Instructor Brian MacNeil Saturdays Oct. 1 – Nov. 19 cost $300

In a systematic way students will learn to accurately construct, draw and render a portrait from the live model. In the first half of the course students will concentrate on understanding the structure, forms and planes of the head. In order to bring out a likeness of the model careful attention will be paid to proportion and the anatomy of facial features. In the second half of the course students will learn to observe tonal relationships, compress these values and use them to render the form conceptually. Lectures and demonstrations will be given to assist the class in mastering the use and application of drawing materials. Individual attention will be given to each student helping them to progress at their own speed and level.

Contact The ARA for more information.