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Lora Murphy
Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic
A 3 Day Encaustic Workshop - June 7th, 8th & 9th 2017

Would you love to learn portrait painting with the use of encaustic paint?

We are so excited to have Rochester included in her US tour. Lora trained as a traditional art atelier in Florence and has been working in encaustic for over 10 years. In her years of practice, she has adapted the traditional methods of portraiture, to encaustic work and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

This workshop will take the mystery out of portraiture, but not the Magic! Lora's step by step instruction will show you how to approach a portrait or figure, from the initial drawing to the final highlight. Working vertically on a wood panel, she will teach you how to create luminous skin tones, how to accurately draw the head, how to interpret the light, halftone, and shadow of the flesh, and how to paint the features with encaustic paint. She will also demonstrate the use of water based encaustic paint as one of the final steps in a portrait, creating very expressive passages and transitions.

This is a hands-on course and while the focus is on contemporary portraiture, you will get a thorough grounding in a variety of techniques. Drawing is key, and with Lora's specific instruction you will understand how to build a portrait using the encaustic technique. Working with pigmented wax is a wonderfully expressive and creative medium, especially for portrait painting.

Registration Information:
This workshop will be held in
Kathryn Bevier's Art Works Studio
250 N. Goodman St. Rochester, NY 14607

Cost: $500 (includes most materials)
8 spaces available.

Call or email Kathryn for full registration information:
585-230-7232 or kbevier@mac.com
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