All Creatures Great and Small | Pet Portraits
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10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Procious
Cats, dogs, birds, iguanas, pigs, or sloths! In this two-day workshop, Cindy Procious will lead students through the process of sketching and painting their own beloved pet. The class will cover drawing, value, color, and edges in order to create a realistic and expressive pet portrait. Students will learn how to paint fur (or scales or feathers) and life-like eyes using direct and indirect painting techniques. Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.
Students will paint from their own photograph of their pet. Before the class, students will email a photo of their pet to Cindy so she can make sure it is a good one from which to paint (see materials list for examples). A good photo will be high resolution, and at least head/shoulders fills an 8×10" frame. Try to shoot without flash, with one light source (from a window or a lamp) on one side. Eyes clear and in focus – and aim for a glint in the eye.
Click here for a materials list: https://townsendatelier.com/wp-content/uploads/mat-list-procious-pet.pdf
About the instructor:
Cindy Procious, born in 1965, is a contemporary American Realist painter. Recognized for her highly detailed paintings executed in the time-honored techniques of the Old Masters, her work is crafted with elaborate underpaintings and then built upon with layers of glazes and color – the final effect is both intricate and delicate. With a keen eye for color, composition, and light, her paintings are a blend of a devout appreciation for artistic tradition and a contemporary aesthetic sensibility.
A member of the American Society of Portrait Artists & Oil Painters of America, and the mother of three, Procious is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett. Along with their menagerie of rescued animals, they live in Chattanooga, TN.
"As a student of the world around me, I have come to recognize that there is beauty everywhere. As a painter, my primary objective is to balance the dedication of improving my skill in the craft with the development of timeless and personal works." – Cindy Procious
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