Instructor: Brett X. Gamache
July 24 - 28
1pm - 4pm
5 sessions

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This workshop focuses on portrait painting from direct observation. We will conduct class outdoors working from the model under natural light. Topics covered include setting up and beginning a painting well, simplifying the head and face, determining value and temperature, demystifying skin tones and basic anatomy, as well as how to capture light and build form. Historical and contemporary portrait paintings will be presented, and live demonstrations will be provided. We will work directly from the clothed model each day. Some painting experience is recommended. Oil paint is the preferred medium.

Brett X. Gamache received his BFA in Painting from Mass Art and his MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire. He is a Fulbright Grant recipient, has attended Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts artist residencies. Brett teaches painting at the Cambridge Studio School and at Montserrat College of Art. He has taught at UNH, Mass Art and for the UNH-in-Italy program. He shows at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine.