Fearless Portrait Painting
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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined,” by H. D. Thoreau is Nancy Seamons Crookston’s favorite quote and one that she has lived by. Nancy grew up in the small town of Hyde Park, Utah, where she was nurtured by a close community of family and friends. Nancy’s talent for drawing developed at a young age and has always played a significant part in her life. After years of university classes and workshops, Nancy discovered the great Russian master colorist, Sergei Bongart. Her formal training with Bongart elevated her career. Nancy evolves as an artist because of her passion to learn and become better. Always studying color, the human form, shadow, and light, Nancy continually transforms the everyday life scenes to beautiful masterpieces.
Nancy is most known for her figurative oil paintings—beautiful beach scenes, contemplative female figures, mothers and children. Her paintings show her mastery of true color and the human body. Her charcoal and pen and ink sketches have been recognized by an international audience. She has taught workshops all over the United States. Nancy is living the life she imagined in Alameda, California. The bay area is the perfect palette for her artwork, rich with diversity, culture, and beauty. You will find her most mornings sketching with her husband at a local breakfast café. Nancy has been featured in magazines such as Southwest Art, U.S. Art, American Artist, and more. Her many rewards include the Gold Medal Award at the Oil Painters of America Master Signature Division 2018 Salon Juried Show, Merit Award 2015 American Impressionist Society, Gold Medal Master Award at the 2014 23rd National Oil Painters of America Master Signature Division, Bronze Master Signature Award at the 2013 National Oil Painters of America Show, Gold Medal Award at the 2011 Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America, Master Signature Division, Gold Medal Award at the 2000 National Oil Painters of America Show.
Fearless Portrait Painting with Nancy Seamons Crookston
Learn drawing, how to see color and how to put down paint for incredible portraits!
Check yourself with the rules but paint what you see. This workshop will show you the secrets of painting by using the Russian way of seeing color, values and temperature. You will never look at painting the same way again. Starting oﬀ we will have a short lecture, a demonstration and then you will paint from a live model checking yourself with hue, value and temperature.
Supplies for this workshop:
-oil paint colors- Ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium red light, yellow ocher, cadmium yellow medium, burnt sienna, titanium white. optional colors -veridian green, grumbacher red, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber and others you might desire. You can ad other colors if you wish but I keep my palette simple and mix the color.
-Brushes- Bristle filberts 4 6 8 10
-Soft brushes 2 4 6
-Canvas or boards covered with gesso. Suggested 14x11”
_ Optional sketchbook and pens to go out and sketch the world
-Misc: paper towels, viewfinder, grey value markers for sketching, odorless solvent for cleaning.
See more of Nancy’s work at HERE