Thursday, October 30, 2008

Life Drawing in Laval

I started going to a open session life drawing in Laval. If you are in the area, drop by and draw some from life. Its from 7:30pm -10pm on Fridays. http://www.alpap.org/accueil.htm Here are some drawings.











Wednesday, October 15, 2008

portrait of Marc Twain


This is a portrait of Marc Twain. Charcoal on bond paper, 14x17. It was done during the Festival de Peinture a Mascouche on Saturday.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Festival de Peinture a Mascouche 2008

This thankgiving long weekend is the 20th edition of the Festival de Peinture a Mascouche (October 11,12 and 13). Over 150 artists from amateur to professional will be showcasing their works. Although I wont be a part of the artists showing this year, I will try to do some painting on location over there on Saturday or Monday. Come see me and other artists from all over Quebec and Canada. For more information visit their site http://www.festivalpeinturemascouche.com/


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

l'Oktoberfest des Quebecois 2008

I went to paint with some follow artists over the past weekend at the 3rd Oktoberfest des Quebecois held in Mascouche, Quebec. We were there to promote for the festival de peinture a Mascouche which is coming up soon on the Thanksgiving weekend in October. It was an afternoon of painting and drinking. lol. Here are some pictures of the event.


My work of the afternoon. I didnt drink away the whole afternoon you know..lol
panoramic view of the site
Suzanne Gregory
Wood barrel maker showing his stuff. Did you know there is no glue used in making the barrel?
Some Bavarian dancers.



Chantal Peterson working away.
Nancy Aubut
Andre Montmorency (our spokesperson for the festival) with his painting behind.
Jacques Sevigny
Monique Dupuis with Suzanne Gregory





Sunday, August 24, 2008

fall workshops and courses

Hi, I will be conducting workshops and courses in the upcoming weeks and months. Here are the details...

One day workshop for portrait drawing - September 14, 2008 Sunday (beginner - advance) Workshop covers portrait sketching start to finish in charcoal. (6 spaces available, cost $30) Please contact josefsy@sympatico.ca

One day workshop for portrait oil painting - October 19, 2008 Sunday (advance) Workshop covers using a limited palette, from preparation, initial sketch, lay in, modeling to final touches. (6 spaces available, cost $35) Please contact josefsy@sympatico.ca

Basic/ portrait drawing - October 2008 date to be announced . (beginner- advance) 8 sessions of 3 hrs cost $120 (sessions are every 2 weeks Tuesday 7-10 pm) Instruction will be adjusted on participant's level. Please contact josefsy@sympatico.ca

Monday, May 12, 2008

William wip01


I started the portrait of William in oil last night. Its about an hour and a half work with frequent disturbance from the kids.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

William's portrait

Hi folks. Its been awhile since I have updated the blog. I have been busy. I started teaching drawing portraits at home for the first time. I have 5 students in total. They are former students from previous classes I have. Here is a demo sketch I gave showing the gride technique. You can see the grid lines around the portrait.