Demo at Qualicum Bay Art Expo 2012

I spent Sunday morning in Qualicum Bay at the Lighthouse
Centre Art Expo demonstrating my painting process.
I brought some studies to work from that I made on a trip to Alert Bay.
An oil portrait study of 80 year old Al West (chief of the Namgis)
and a watercolor study of Al in his shop / studio. He is the arguably
the last of a breed of mask and dugout canoe carvers.
The demo painting was done on a gesso prepared wood panel 18 in. X 24 in.
The surface was tinted with an ochre gold color approximately 30 percent in value.
I kept the palette simple: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, ultramarine blue,
cadmium yellow, cadmium red (titanium white). Attached to this post below are
the reference studies I used. The painting is half way along. A good start
for a demo as you don’t always know where they’re going to go.
I will complete the painting in the next few days.

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