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.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.