Portrait Painting in Oils
April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 2, 2017
SD: [PPIO] April 2017
Instructor: Steven Davis
Target Group(s): All skill levels
Number of Students per Group: 4-8
Class Output: This is what will be accomplished—Students will gain skills necessary to paint a portrait, and expand skills with the medium of oil paint. The culmination of all four sessions will be a completed or partially completed painting depending on the student.
The instructor will provide mineral spirits. He is available to communicate with students prior to class to help with questions they may have.
Students will provide:
- Oil Paints: at least; titanium White, Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Brown (Burnt Umber).
- Brushes; assorted sizes, Bristle mostly, and a few soft Brushes for blending.
- Canvas: Board or Stretched, 8 x 10 or larger. You will be starting small. (We have a few of these at the Gallery for sale; please check in advance because quantities are limited.)
- Palette Knife
- Rags or Paper towels
- Containers for Brushes (2)
- Glass container like an empty jar for mineral spirits
- Easel, free standing if you have one. Table top is ok.
- Subject: Photos of subject to paint.
Cost of class includes supplies provided by Instructor. A deposit of $50 is required to hold your place in the class. After 4th April, the deposit is non-refundable.
Steven Thomas Davis’ affinity for art and realization of artistic talent quickly became apparent. Even during the early years of childhood, Davis knew that his desire was to create and produce art. Later, after attending Huntington College and then Auburn University at Montgomery, he received a B.A. Degree in Art in 1978, where he studied under Charles Shannon and Philip Coley. Immediately after graduating, Technicolor, saw Davis’s ability and hired him as an illustrator at Maxwell Air Force Base. After several years, Davis was drawn back to the oil medium and art of portraiture. He began painting professionally in 1981 and has since painted hundreds of portraits and won numerous art awards. Davis studied with some of the best in portraiture, such as Frank Tauriello, Daniel Greene, John Howard Sanden, and others.
Painting landscapes, still lifes, and portraits, along with restorations have only increased Davis’s love for painting. Each new painting, whether the subject being the outdoors, people, or pets is a new challenge every time to produce spectacular results. Davis is continually reminded that he feels truly blessed to be able to be part of something so desired and appreciated by individuals and families for generations.