Tuesday, April 05, 2011

DVDs For and About Art and Artists: Jeremy Lipking's The Portrait Sketch



Recently I had a few artists over and we watched Jeremy Lipking's two hour demonstration of a portrait sketch on DVD. In the DVD Lipking paints a profile of his wife Danielle. As demos go the production value on this is high. We loved that there was an inset view of the model at times throughout so we can see what the artist sees as he paints. The demonstration is divided into chapters: Introductions, Materials, Blocking In, Painting Eyes, Nose, Lips, Ear, Hair and so on. He says very little as he goes, clearly absorbed in his work, however there is an alternate version with ongoing commentary with Tony Pro, the producer and an artist in his own right. Also included on the DVD is a written listing of materials; his palette, panels, and brushes. a selection of paintings and a bio written by Michael Zakian. I always find it a little bit magical to watch a painting unfold. It was even more fun with friends and a few snacks.

3 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

would you do a video of your painting process Katherine?

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Kathryn, Good question! I probably would if I had the equipment. Since I don't do a lot of alla prima painting, and my process includes waiting and drying time, I'd need an editor to put together a video that's watchable.

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I like your video! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel