Workshop at the Peninsula School or Art

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.    

Mickey   8x10   oil on linen   2016

Mickey   8x10   oil on linen   2016

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.