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Missed a conference? Want to relive one of the demonstrations? These artists have generously agreed to offer their presentations to the public as a fundraiser for the Portrait Society of America.
Enjoy highlights of the conference in your own home or studio. Experience demonstrations from previous conferences by acclaimed artists such as Judith Carducci, Daniel E. Greene, Robert Liberace, Michael Shane Neal and Mary Whyte.
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FACE-OFF PEOPLE'S CHOICE
The 2013 People's Choice Face-Off winner, Jeffrey Hein, demonstrated his approach to the portrait on the main stage. In this DVD, Jeffrey captivates the audience while painting fellow artist Kate Stone. Both Stone and Hein were Exceptional Merit winners in the International Portrait Competition.
EXPRESSING FORM USING COLOR
This DVD features a demonstration by Sharon Sprung that provides a step-by-step practical visualization of how to mix oils to create vibrant life-like flesh tones and how to express form using color, which is an important ingredient in understanding the logic of light.
GORDON WETMORE, JENNIFER WELTY, BART LINDSTROM, RICH NELSON, PATRICIA WATWOOD, AND JUDITH CARDUCCI.
FIVE + THREE: STEPS TO PROFESSIONALISM, LEADERSHIP, AND SERVICE
The Marketing Panel lead by Gordon Wetmore provided professional guidance and direction in mastering leadership from leading artists from around the country.
MICHAEL SHANE NEAL
THE POWER OF PERSISTENCE
Incorporating a message of persistence and determination, this presentation from the 2010 conference includes painting related techniques while he demonstrates, and stresses the importance of doing your homework, dedication to your craft and determination.
FINDING YOUR STYLE: IN PAINT AND POINT A VIEW
Mary Whyte's presentation during the 2010 conference focused on finding your style. This DVD includes discourse on creating signature works that are uniquely yours, as Mary paints founding board member Burton Silverman, during an entertaining head study in watercolor.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE DEMO 2009
By popular demand, this vibrant, award-winning artist with over 30 years of experience as an instructor brings the canvas to life in rich pastel. Robert Liberace models, as Judith Carducci makes us laugh, energizing the live audience and home viewers alike with her enthusiastic technique and vivid palette.
DANIEL E. GREENE, NA
PAINTING FROM LIFE: A PORTRAIT IN OIL
In a live demonstration, Daniel Greene shares his approach to painting a portrait and his remarkable ability to achieve a striking likeness. Greene additionally discusses his full palette for the benefit of viewers. The lovely Dianne Bernhard, an artist herself and notable arts philanthropist, is a compelling model profiled in shimmering champagne tones against a deep backdrop.
THE EXPRESSIVE PORTRAIT IN A LIMITED PALETTE
Though there are countless colors available, only the three primaries are truly necessary for a full range of flesh hue. Robert Liberace demonstrates how the efficient arrangement of red, yellow and blue provides a painting experience as satisfying as using a complex color palette with a digital presentation and live demo.
MICHAEL SHANE NEAL
ACCURACY OF AN IMPRESSION
Dynamic speaker and painter Michael Shane Neal combines a visual presentation and discussion with a live demonstration to express the immense importance of strengthening likeness through capturing the character, feeling and personality of your subjects. His engaging demonstration and discussion encourage viewers to celebrate the potential in every sitter and take their work to next level.
WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS: PAST & PRESENT
Enjoy Mary Whyte demonstrating why watercolor is excellent for fresh portraits in a compelling head study painted from life. Additionally, join her as she explores the history of portraiture in watercolor in a special presentation and discusses how works on paper have come to be greatly valued today.