I'll be teaching a workshop this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin at the Peninsula School of Art. The workshop will focus on fundamentals of drawing and painting in an effort to create convincing, lifelike portraits through a coherent, analytical approach to painting. More information can be found here.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Tom Ray of the American Bandito podcast. You can find the interview by clicking the link below.
We had a full house at the reception for our show at Madison's Overture Center, Faces of Incarceration. Thanks to everyone who made it out, and a special thank you to our panelists.
For a link to the Madison365 article on the show click here
For a link to the Capital Times article on the show click here.
I'm honored to announce that I will be a part of a group show that will soon be exhibited in Madison's Overture Center. For almost the past two years I have been inviting into the studio people who have been incarcerated to model for us. Hearing their stories and getting to know each of these people while painting their portraits was a privilege, and an experience I will never forget.
The show will run from July 13 - August 22. Opening Reception Sat, July 22, 6-9 p.m.
We have a very special event planned for this summer. The Atwood Atelier is teaming up with the Hoo's Woods Raptor Center to bring you this unique opportunity to draw or paint two live raptors from life. Oakley, a spectacled owl, and Catelyn, a peregrine falcon will be our models for an evening. The class will be uninstructed, but I will be offering critiques upon request. The evening will also consist of a presentation by Dianne Moller, director of the Hoo's Woods Raptor Center, who will discuss their natural history, breeding, habitat, and behaviors, and will also answer questions. The event is a fundraiser for the center, and is tax deductible.
Friday, July 21st 2017
6:30 - 9:30pm
$50 (tax deductible)
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's (MMOCA) biannual Gallery Night took place last Friday. It's an excellent opportunity to see great art, meet people, see performances, and eat some wonderful food. Thanks to all who helped out and to everyone who made it out. It was great to see so much support and so many old friends.
I'm honored to have this painting in Boston at Gallery 1581 in an exhibition titled, 'Picture Social Justice and Human Rights.' The opening reception is tomorrow, Friday, March 31st from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at 1581 Beacon St. The show runs through June 30th.
An artist himself, James sat for us last summer for a series titled, Faces of Incarceration: Changing the Narrative.'
I currently have a solo show up at the Dane Arts Gallery through June 1st. The gallery is located in the City County Building at 210 Martin Luther King Dr. in Madison, WI. Opening reception is Thursday, March 30th, from 4-7pm.
I'll be teaching a workshop this fall in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin at the Peninsula School of Art. The workshop will focus on fundamentals of drawing and painting in an effort to create convincing, lifelike portraits through a coherent, analytical approach to painting. More information can be found here.
The Alla Prima Portrait
Instructor: Philip Salamone
Sep 14, 15, 16 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
The objective of this workshop is to learn to make convincing, sensitive portraits that are true to life through a coherent, analytical approach to painting. While focusing on fundamentals of portrait painting in oil, you will also learn to see and understand your subject matter through proportion, form, value, and color.
Through demonstrations and one-on-one conversations, Philip will introduce a variety of topics, including creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, value understanding based on light phenomena, color mixing, edge manipulation, and cranial structure. Using a simple step-by-step process, you will paint one six-hour portrait each of the three days. This workshop is designed for painters with some experience in oil paint, however artists with less experience who prefer to work in grisaille are encouraged to participate.
To register, or to view a supply list please visit the Peninsula School of Art's website.
I was asked to paint lettering for a 'Free Box' recently. The concept is similar to that of the Little Free Libraries, but instead of books, the box can be used for pretty much anything. It's a great idea, where people can drop off anything that they no longer want, and also might find something they could use themselves. I had fun with this project, and it was fun to do this type of font with a brush instead of a spray can.
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art hosts it's biannual Gallery Night this coming Friday October 7th. The Atwood Atelier is located inside Winnebago Studios, in the center of the artistic Schenck's Corners district. Come on out and enjoy an evening of artwork, refreshments, and performances throughout Madison. More information can be found here.
Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) is an evening dedicated to connecting local artists to local buyers. It will consist of 30 artists from Dane County, a musical performance, a dance component, food and drink, and a panel discussion titled, 'The Business of Art and the Art of Business.' Lucille will be catering, and attendees must RSVP. More information can be found here.