“Judy” is a beautiful, sensitive, strong portrait. Immediately, the viewer sees who this person is, intuits her personality, feels her pride and senses her values.
Portrait painters Adam Clague and Amy Karnes are hosting a three-day portrait paintng workshop at the National Musuem of Wildlife Art, September 5-7th, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day, in Jackson, Wyoming.
“Join us as we share the valuable [artistic] principles necessary [to know in order to] paint realistic portraits and build powerful figurative compositions,” says Jackson-based artist Karnes. The pair are confident that no matter how adept an artist’s figurative skills may be, they’ll improve with this workshop.
Claugue, a Kansas City artist, began painting portraits when, on a whim, he entered a painting of some soup cans in a state fair and took first prize. At school, Clauge became so adept at portraiture that he also began teaching art. Checking his website, it’s clear that Clauge’s devotion to spiritual faith plays a strong role in his work. Realizing this, you understand his bent for perfection in reproducing Nature and the human form on canvas.
Similarly inspired, Karnes is a mid-Western native recently relocated to Jackson. Jackson artists devoted to portraiture are rare (Tammy Callens jumps to mind), and it’s nice to be reminded of the intricate skill it takes to render successful life portraiture. Life drawing is, says one prominent plein air painter I spoke to, the most challenging art practice. Once you’re adept at portraits and life drawing, the sky’s the limit.
The workshop will use clothed models, include demos and in-depth talks. Cost is $480, and space is limited. Registration closes Aug 15th.
From the Art Associaton’s “Art Fair Jackson Hole” Facebook page, a post about this year’s Art Fair Art:
“Did you know the “50th Anniversary Art Fair Jackson Hole Poster – Pacific Creek Moose” was created by WorldCast Anglers Guide Brenda Swinney? Check out her artwork this weekend at the Art Association of Jackson Hole – 50th Annual Art Fair Jackson Hole–July ! Read more about Brenda and her artwork at http://bit.ly/
No, I did not! Thanks to the angler community for letting us know!
The second summer Art Fair takes place August 12-14, at Miller Park in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. Entrance fee is $5, and benefits Art Association of Jackson Hole programs. Check out the event’s Facebook Page for lots of information about this month’s event. www.artassociation.org