Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PSC encore.

Went to a presentation last night at the Philadelphia Sketch Club by painter Paul DuSold. He gave a preview of his new DVD on portrait painting, produced with the help of fellow painter David Shevlino, whose own DVD I discussed in this post. In his portrait-painting approach, he prefers a limited palette, works on the painting from light to dark after laying in the initial tonal range (which I found interesting, I always work in the opposite direction), and emphasizes the two main painting issues as that of tone and temperature - which seems a simple breakdown until you try painting! You can see a demo/talk he gave on Sargent's method of portrait painting at this link.

Arthur DeCosta, oil on canvas, 46"x36", by Paul DuSold