Not a lot been going on this year but I'm still busy and trying... I am in the process of moving into a new studio so stay tuned for new work!!

I will be teaching again at Gage Academy in Seatte after Christmas.
Maybe see you there :o)

Portrait Painting in the Renaissance tradition
1/6-1/11, Mon-Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm [6 days]

Class description below from the Gage catalogue - get in touch with them and ask them to mail you a copy.

"As a foundation for your own contemporary works, Laurence instructs you in the indirect painting techniques of the Venice and Florence schools of the 15th and 16th centuries. Working from the model, each day you progress through set stages of this rigorous painting technique in order to complete one finished portrait by workshop’s end.

Progressing from compositional studies, you develop a careful underdrawing of your portrait on the canvas and fill in your portrait with a monochromatic grisaille painting to establish your tonal gradations. You then overpaint your portrait with a classic dead palette of red oxide, yellow ochre and cold black plus white before applying a warm/cool palette that pushes the value contrasts and gives your portrait a beautiful tonal depth. The final stage of your painting process includes working with a full color palette while applying glazes and scumbles, as required. This is an advanced course suitable for anyone with an interest in classical painting techniques and intermediate painting skills."

New Painting added to my website - yes its finally finished!

My best wishes to you for fall and the coming winter season,