Watercolor Portraits with Dan Shanahan Adult Workshop


Thursday, April 11, 2024

$32 Member, $40 Non-Member  

In this workshop, Dan will guide students through the critical process of laying out their work by drawing and using watercolor to place lights and darks to carefully create depth. Students will learn how to identify details where needed and work loosely to finish a portrait in a limited amount of time.

The Everson will provide the material needed for the class but ask that students supply their own brushes. Students are free to bring their own other watercolor related material as well.

About the Artist: 

Dan Shanahan paints with a figure drawing group every week, plein air paints during the summer, and creates illustrative painting, with watercolor. Plein air painting and painting from a model require working fast and loose, but in his illustrative work, there are no time constraints like the setting sun, or model fatigue, so he takes his time and works precisely. In this workshop, he will help students combine the 2 methods when painting a portrait.

Lighting and models are provided by Open Figure Drawing.