Monthly meeting and workshop


MARCH 16, 2022 (Wednesday)
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.


MARCH 22, 2022 (Tuesday)

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Demo:  Dan Graziano - Oil Painting 

Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life.  Incorporating dramatic light, shadow, color and perspective, his compositions feature a diversity of subjects from a simple still life to rugged coastlines, active urban life, lively cafes and bars small rural towns and forgotten roadside relics.  His work has been featured in numerous publications and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors throughout the world.



Demonstration Description, Oil, Still-Life:

Dan will give a painting demo with explanation of the process along the way.  He will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas with the emphasis of creating an artistic painting rather than simple rendering a photograph.


Workshop Description:

Dan will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas, as well as creating an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph.  Beginning with a discussion of the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), the workshop will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges and perspective.  Learn how to use a reference photo and create a loose, expressive and “painterly” painting.  Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan, with explanation of the process along the way.  Participants will then work from their own photo reference to paint quick studies that incorporate the techniques discuss, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day.

Materials List:


Drop Cloth

Cup for medium and Graham’s walnut Alkyd Medium – a fast drying and non-toxic product, or Gamblin mediums

Solvent container – odorless Gamsol or Turpenoid.

Oil paint (any brand of good quality) suggested colors:  Ultramarine blue, manganese blue, sap green, burnt sienna, burnt umber, alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, titanium white

Brushes:  I recommend hog bristle or good quality synthetic brushes for oil painting.  Bring a mixture of filberts, flats, and rounds in various sizes (4, 6, 8 and 10) with one sable rigger (liner).  I use Robert Simmons Signet series (hog bristle) and Rosemary & Co. ivory series (synthetic). 

Panels:  You will use 2 or 3 panels..  Your choice of panel size (6x8, 9x12) no larger than 9x12 for this workshop.  Please bring panels rather than stretched canvas and void panels with too “slick” a surface.

Paper towels and plastic grocery bags for used paper towels

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