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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Travis Schlaht workshop at Bay Area Classical Atelier - June 2013

David on Claessens; 18 x 15" - about 30 hours.



Had a great time painting with Travis Schlaht at Linda Dulaney's Bay Area Classical Atelier for two weeks in June.  The studio space is great with nice north light and the time with Travis was super useful for me.  I consider the above painting a learning tool more than a finished work.  It has many things I'd like to fix but it will be a good reminder of the things Travis reinforced with me at the workshop.   Ted Minoff is doing a 1 week portrait workshop @ BACAA soon - highly recommended as well!

Here is my small study on gessoboard from the last few hours of day 9 and 10. ( about 8 x 10")


Travis has such a fine control of drawing, value and color - it was a powerful refresher to see where I sometimes over-rely on color notes and might more usefully save them for key moments..  Much thinking on this to do!   To wit, I unearthed an older painting that I thought I would share, having re-photographed it with my Nikon!  ( still very unfinished with odd values and color notes here and there).  A fantastic model and person .. I shall miss her!

Sophia 18 x 24" oil on canvas. From life back in 2011!

7 comments:

Bryan Tipton said...

Striking portrait of Sophia. Beautiful work.

lucrecia said...

Fantastic work, Kevin. That painting from Sofia is gorgeous.

Todd M. Casey said...

These are solid. Great job Kev!
Todd

Artanya said...

Couldn't agree more with your comments about Travis! He's such an excellent teacher and truly a master of the portrait sketch. If only my finished paintings were as accomplished!

Beautiful work, Kevin. Hope all is well.

Jeremy White said...

I like the top and bottom paintings very much. What was the workshop like?

The Art of Kevin Wueste said...

Hi Jeremy - it was very good - he is a clear teacher and super helpful - highly recommended!

-Kevin

Sandra Heading said...

Lovely !!!!