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I am proud to present the next online oil painting course:
“Examining Velázquez - A Painting Expedition”

Starts September 20th and runs through December 17th, 2021.

The plan is to examine the grounds, pigments, compositional decisions, and process of Velázquez while engaging in three principle activities:

- Make a copy of a detail from one of his ‘Bodegones’ (still-life/street scenes)
- Make a copy of a detail from one of his later Portraits
- Use the lessons learned in making these copies to make an original still-life or portrait

There will be two sections of the course: one in the evening—for the night owls in Europe and participants in North America—and one in the morning—for early birds in Europe and participants in Australia and the Eastern hemisphere.

For details, including cost and the schedules for the evening and moring sections, please visit the following website:

Space is limited to 10 per section.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

I hope to see you in studio!

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The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome
The program for this Fall––courses online and in-person––will be announced soon! Stay tuned.

In the meantime, here's a nice video on the restoration of Titian's 'Rape of Europa'...
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In preparation for the exhibition Titian: Women, Myth & Power, Gardner Museum conservators, led by Gianfranco Pocobene, Chief Paintings and Research Conserva...

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