Skip creates live paintings of weddings, mitzvahs, birthdays, and other special events. Live paintings are are a recent trend across the country and Skip is happy to provide high-quality paintings in Western North Carolina and surrounding areas. For more information, check out the Asheville Event Paintings web page.
Workshops, Workshops, Workshops!
There are going to be four workshops in Skip's studio over the next several months. Here's what we'll be doing:
Robert Hagan's Painting Workshop. Robert Hagan is an Australian painter with a very lively style of painting and an equally lively and entertaining personality. Robert will run a painting workshop on Wednesday through Friday, Oct 4-6. It is currently sold out; however, check his website to see if something opens up.
Portrait Drawing. Skip will teach a 2-day course on drawing portraits from life on Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, from noon to 4 pm each day. We'll talk about the structure of the head, all the features, expression, and putting it all together. Materials are simple: a sketch pad and something to draw with. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, you'll get a lot out of this workshop. Cost is minimal: only $75. Details and registration are in the Workshop section.
Figure Painting. Skip will teach a 2-day course in painting the figure from life on Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, from noon to 4 pm each day. This workshop will present a traditional approach using an underpainting and then color layer. It's great for both oil and acrylic painters. We'll have one model in the same pose for two days and cover composition, value studies, some anatomy, and lifelike skin tones. This class is geared towards both beginners and those with experience. Cost is only $90. Details and registration are in the Workshop section.
Melinda Borysevicz's Portrait Painting. Renowned artist Melinda Borysevicz will present a 3-day portrait painting workshop in Skip's studio from Thursday to Saturday, January 18-20. Melinda is an award-winning artist and teacher who has been working in Italy for several years. She will show you how to use values, warm/cool color relationships, and observation to create lifelike and lively portraits. This is a great follow-on to Skip's portrait drawing workshop. Cost for Melinda's workshop is $360 and registration is on herwebsite, www.melindaborysevicz.com/nc-workshop.html.
"Local HeARTed" Podcast Interview
Skip was interviewed by Meredith Adler for the Local HeARTed podcast. This podcast is a collection of interviews with artists and others in the art world who are based in western North Carolina, especially Asheville. Skip's interview is rather lengthy at 1 hr 20 minutes, but it covers a lot of subjects and provides a lot of insight into what he does and why he does it. Click on the "Podcast Interview" above and it will take you to the site.
Life Drawing and Painting Sessions
Skip holds life drawing/painting sessions in his studio every Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm. We have a different model each week in a single pose. Painters and other artists who want an extended study of the figure are welcome. A variety of models is being used: male, female, clothed, and nude. Skip posts notifications on his studio Facebook page and also via email. If you'd like to get these notifications, just click on the link below and sign up!
"Faces of Afghanistan" Series Now In The Smithsonian
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The Warrior's Canvas & Veterans Art Center at 320 E. Main Street, Johnson City, Tennessee, now has a selection of Skip's paintings.
Asheville Area Arts Information
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