Tilting at Windmills to Host Portrait Painting Demonstrations
Many artists find painting people a fascinating and enjoyable challenge. If you consider yourself an avid ‘people watcher,’ or a fan of fine art, you will want to attend the free portrait painting demonstration at Tilting at Windmills Gallery on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two award-winning artists, John Traynor and Craig Pursley, will be on hand to demonstrate their personal approach and process in painting portraits. Each artist strives to portray the character and essence of their subjects with attention to light, color and composition.
Traynor began painting portraits at an early age. “One of my first drawings from life was of my father driving on a long trip,” he says. “He was impressed with how I was able to show the strain on his face as he drove. My focus has always been to show people’s personality in my paintings.”
Pursley used to be a police composite artist ; he was also a sports artist in the 90s. “During this time, I worked for three baseball card companies as well as the Dodgers and Angels,” he comments. “The process that I will be using that day in the demo will take about three hours, and [will] be much more interesting to see than describe.”
Tilting at Windmills Gallery is located at 24 Highland Avenue in Manchester Center, and is open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays.) Go to tilting.com or call Terry at 802-362-3022 for more information.