For Intermediate to Advanced Painters
Work with esteemed artist and PAFA alum David Graeme Baker to envision, compose, and execute figure paintings that embody your personal vision. Working from a costumed model in an interior setting with still life elements, learn how to effectively tackle issues of pose, placement and detail through preparatory drawings and oil sketches. Use your drawn and painted studies to progress to a thoughtfully composed long pose painting that demonstrates your personal design and expressive intent. Demonstrations and discussion will address capturing the proportions and gestures of the figure, tactics for painting fabric and surrounding elements, strategies for planning extended projects, and sources of inspiration. Drawing and painting experienced required.
Register by / Refund deadline: May 31
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Member* Tuition: $625.50
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“The narrative painter is like a novelist, he must explore the psyche of the characters in order to give them credibility. The outcomes, rather than clean, iconic meta-images or narratives, are paintings with more purposefully modest, tangled, personal threads that function as springboards for empathetic contemplation. The resulting paintings are a mix of reality, memory, and fiction.” – David Graeme Baker
David Graeme Baker is a figurative painter who lives with his wife and two sons in Hancock, Maine. Inspired by the landscape of coastal Maine and domestic life among family and friends, he fuses reality and fiction to imbue his realist paintings with enigmatic dreamlike meaning. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, ME; Gallery Henoch in New York, NY; and Quidley & Company Fine Art Galleries in Nantucket, ME.