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Gurney Journey: Portrait Society Seminar 2023



The annual Portrait Society Seminar started with the Faceoff occasion, the place 18 artists painted portraits of 6 fashions in a 3-hour time span. I painted Alexandria utilizing casein.

All through the weekend, pairs of painters stood on stage in the primary ballroom portray three-hour portraits of fellow artists, who acted as fashions. This time the mannequin was Judith Carducci. On the left is Jeff Hein’s portrait midway by, and on the suitable is the portray by Rose Frantzen. 

Producers confirmed and bought their wares, together with brushes, paints, and panels. Right here, Daniel Keys lays in a portray of irises on a Raymor panel.

I did a presentation about executing a speedy block-in in varied media, and demoed a portrait sketch of John from the San Francisco Bay Space.

A small gallery displayed the two-dozen or so finalists within the Artwork of the Portrait competitors. One of many winners was a portrait by Frances Bell of her fellow artist Andrew Festing. “Lots of the artists I would like to speak with are lengthy useless,” she says, “so this portrait celebrates a uncommon exception for a up to date painter, a second to coexist in a studio over heat dialog with a beautiful artist.”

The Portrait Society not solely celebrates conventional portraiture, but additionally figural portray in a broader sense. This portray by Sean Layh of Australia reveals Icarus from the Greek legend fallen on a stony seaside, surrounded by curious seagulls. The artist says the inspiratin comes from two works of non-fiction literature: Jan Morris’s Farewell the Trumpets and Chantel Delsol’s Icarus Fallen.

The prizewinners on the banquet hailed from many alternative nations, together with Australia, Ukraine, Taiwan, and Japan. 

The following gathering of the Portrait Society of America might be in Atlanta a 12 months from now.


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