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Sean Cheetham: The Alla Prima Portrait
March 17 - March 19$425
Alla Prima Portrait Painting
This workshop will focus on learning to paint a portrait from life in oil. The Instructor will be going over composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait.
Sean Cheetham uses a very distinct palette, called a “mud-Palette” when working. This palette will be discussed extensively throughout the workshop. The benefits of working with this palette are value and color control. Sean will discuss harmony and unity in your final piece. He will teach you a simple step by step process to painting portraits.
ABOUT SEAN CHEETHAM
Sean Cheetham is a contemporary oil painter whose training is steeped in traditional portraiture. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Sean’s remarkable skills at creating rich layers to capture the subtle nuances of his subjects hearken back to the old masters, yet the work is undeniably fresh. He chooses to paint his friends, very often his wife, and portrays them with a gripping honesty that captivates the viewer.
Sean has exhibited at the National Portrait gallery in London in 2005 where he was included in the prestigious BP Portrait award show. His self-portrait “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams…” is currently hanging in the National Portrait gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
Sean lives and teaches painting in Los Angeles.