We will be discussing the oil painting materials used in both plein air and studio painting. Everything from painting surfaces, brushes, mediums, paint brands and colors will be covered. There will be a fast paced demo of Sean's process and the materials he uses in a small painting. Questions and dialogue will be encouraged. If you have ever had a fear of oil paints or would like to expand your knowledge base, this is the demo for you.
All levels of artistic knowledge welcome, from the curious to the seasoned pro.
Sean M. Witucki (b. 1977) obtained his BS and MS in Visual Art Education from the State University of NY at Buffalo State. He has been a drawing and painting instructor at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts since 2004. Witucki is an internationally collected, self-taught painter, who is always focused on developing his skills in the techniques of the traditional masters with a strong interest in the Hudson River School and Dutch Still Life painters. Like these traditions Witucki chooses to focus on painting directly from life or from studies that have been created this way.
Witucki reveals a personal expression of landscapes and still lives which pay homage to his formative years. He spent much of his boyhood roaming the fields and woods on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in Monson, Massachusetts. This is where his understanding of the natural world took its roots. This influence plays a major role in the subjects of his work. Sean is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, Oil painters of America, Portrait Society of America and is a Grand Central Atelier Hudson River Fellow. Having moved in his teens, Sean has made his home in Western New York with his wife and two children.
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