Instructor: Daphne Confar
July 11 - 13
9:30am - 12pm
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This workshop will teach you how to take photographs and translate them into a painting. Often when working with photographs there may be missing information and I will teach you how to be creative and figure this out! We will sketch a drawing to determine the "feel" of the painting, what to include or exclude, and to think about composition (not relying only on the photograph). Then we will start a tonal underpainting to establish the values, push the lights and darks, and create a monochromatic version of the finished product. We will finish the painting by using a limited palette of oil color to glaze over the underpainting. There will be individual attention and direction throughout the workshop; all levels are welcome.
The photos you choose can be color or black and white. It's best to have at least 4 or 5 images of each subject, with some photographs that depict the person in a calm state rather than a big toothy smile and posed for the camera. If you have the chance to do some sketches of your subject from life before the class, that is great but not necessary. I look forward to the week and getting to know you and your subjects!
Daphne Confar received her BFA from the Art Institute of Southern California and her MFA from Boston University. Residing in Milton, MA, she has enjoyed coming to the Cape for the last 15 years for her summer show at the William Scott Gallery in Provincetown. Daphne's work is collected by many individuals and institutions; recently her work has been acquired by the PAAM. Daphne has exhibited her work coast to coast in the US and abroad, and was recently a fellow at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. Her work has been reviewed favorably by the Boston Globe, LA Times, American Art Collector, Art in America, and the Provincetown Banner.