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Sept. 19, 20, 21 2008
Darien Arts Center
2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT
The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
proudly presents:
CSOPA Advisory Board clockwise from top row left Mary Minifie, Igor Babailov, John Howard Sanden, Richard Whitney, Foster Caddell, Robert Anderson, Ariane Beigneux, and Michael Del Priore Faces of Winter 2006 in Greenwich, CT.
Mary Minifie is a professional portrait painter and modern master of the Boston School. She attended Wellesley College, Boston University School of Fine Arts, graduate school in painting and spent many years studying portraiture with Boston School painter, Paul Ingbretson.  She is represented by Vose Galleries, Boston; The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston; Portraits North, Lexington, MA; Portraits, Inc, New York;  Portrait Brokers of America, Birmingham.
The 3-day workshop will focus on painting a model from life in natural light. Emphasis will be on the beauty of the flesh color notes in the natural light and understanding the form of the head. The workshop will begin with setting up a live model with good light and color, finding a composition with interesting clothing and creating a small color study of the whole painting  in preparation for the finished work and also suitable for presenting to clients when a commission is underway.  The remaining time will include a demo by Mary Minifie and painting time. One lunch time will be used to discuss business angles of the portrait business. There will be a slide lecture and final critique session which can include work not done in the workshop.

For more information or email [email protected] Please put Minifie Workshop in subject. Questions to Cindy Wagner: (203) 454- 0280
Visit Mary Minifie’s website to view some more of her spectacular paintings.

Dates: September 19, 20, 21 (Friday-Sunday) 2008, 9:30 – 5pm each day
The Darien Arts Center 2 Renshaw Road Darien, CT 

Fee $250 for CSOPA members and Darien Arts Center member.
$285 if you are not a member.

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Darien, CT
Number and Street:

(Art Studio behind the Municipal Building)

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If you have any questions big or small, kindly submit  your inquiry via email to CSOPA:
Darien Arts Center (DAC)
2 Renshaw RD., Darien, CT
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Artist Brand oil paint:
Flake, Cremnitz or Titanium white, cadmium lemon yellow(a cool yellow), cadmium red medium or scarlet or deep, viridian, ultramarine or cobalt blue, ivory black, alizarin crimson. Suggested colors: yellow ochre, permanent green light, earth reds such as Venetian or English red, burnt sienna. Bring anything else you like to work with.

Filbert, sizes should include 2,4,6,8 and a 10 if you want. You should have a pointed sable round for detail.

Canvas, a 16x20 or 11x14 stretched canvas or good quality canvas panel. Stretched canvas should be linen, not cotton and well primed.  One or two small canvas panels, 4x6 or 5x7, a small drawing pad or paper, some charcoal or pencils.  Odorless turps are appreciated!