This past Saturday I hosted a painting demonstration by Ben Fenske in the studio. We hired a model, and Ben talked through how he approaches a figure painting as he worked for ~2.5 hours. Like our last demo in the studio, we had a large group, 30something people in all.
One of the aspects of hosting these demos that I really enjoy is that it starts to feel like we are building a bit of community-I like the idea of getting a group of people together to discuss art. Although I am teaching plenty these days, I am actually not trying to start a school. The artists that I invite here are all people that I respect, who i wouldn’t mind sharing a studio with for a few days.
Ben will be teaching another course through my studio in mid-March, which will be announced on my website and mailing list next week. If you’re interested, inbox me: it’s already half-full.
Below is a shot of Ben’s painting and palette at the end of the session: