David Darrow recently celebrated his 52nd birthday by painting a self portrait on his ustream show. Viewers were invited to paint along. I didn't get an opportunity to paint that night, but wanted to do one as well, so here's my version.
This is the reference photo for yesterday's painting. How did I do? :)
I was pleased to be in attendance this past weekend at David Darrow's (Dave the Painting Guy) first interactive online workshop. I've known David since he first helped me create this blog, and I've always considered him one of my mentors. So when I heard about his online workshop, I absolutely had to be there.
David is an accomplished portrait painter and a patient and knowledgeable teacher. The 16 participants were extremely pleased with the instruction, fair but kind critiques (we uploaded photos 4 times over the weekend) and the fun relaxed atmosphere. It was wonderful to participate from the comfort of my own studio. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the amount of interaction with the instructor by far surpassed any of the workshops I've taken locally. I give this workshop five stars. :)
David will be conducting the same workshop again this coming weekend. To find out more about this or other upcoming workshops Click here for info.
I'm an artist and daily painter (well I try to post daily) from just north of Toronto, in Canada. I paint portraits or figures mainly. I am also using this venue to explore some different ideas and techniques. Please contact me by email if you are interested in purchasing one of the paintings you see on my blog. I do accept online portrait commissions working from photographs including commissions for portrait miniatures. Please email me for further information. Thanks for visiting!