FACEBOOK LIVE Three artists, Three Perspectives: Tradition Embraces Technology


While a select audience of Studio Incamminati students watches the demo, Facebook users around the globe are encouraged to make comments and ask questions about the painting process. Faculty members Dan Thompson and Natalie Italiano moderate, taking the best questions and getting answers from the artists.

All three artists showcase the Studio Incamminati approach - an innovative curriculum teaching a gestural direct-style painting method that combines academic drawing, form painting with a broad color palette. However, as the demo progresses, the individual style of each artist shines through showing the broad flexibility of the school's approach.

During the performance, featuring five cameras, on-air commentary and Facebook interactive Q&A, each instructor demonstrates a different aspect of  the Studio Incamminati curriculum. 

Fellow Nell O'leary focuses on "color study," an exercise where color is maximized and explored as the basis of visual stimuli, and using color as the starting point to creating a longer study or painting. View Nell's work.

Instructor Jafang Lu creates a charcoal drawing, using gesture and massing shapes directly on the surface as the start, then using planes going from larger to smaller. This sculptural method can be developed further to a finished piece. View JaFang's work.

Instructor Kerry Dunn uses a combination method, bringing these different exercises into one process,He builds a painting from the gestural start and moves into the middle stages of structure and color, ultimately bringing the painting to completion with "finish modeling." View Kerry's work.

B. Eric Rhoads, the portrait subject, is a passionate artist and art collector with over 30 years of launching companies and brands in radio, publishing, the art industry and direct marketing. He is chairman of the board of Streamline Publishing, Inc., a media and products company he founded in 1986, which publishes consumer and trade magazines, digital publications and video-training products including Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir magazines and digital newsletters Fine Art Today, PleinAir Today, American Watercolor Weekly and Artists On Art. Streamline also produces a number of events including the annual Plein Air Convention & Expo; the annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FAC) and the Publisher’s Invitational Fall Color Week. Rhoads is a commentator and active blogger on art topics. He also is the host of the PleinAir Podcast. Rhoads teaches live art-marketing courses and has authored seven different video series about art marketing, plus an art marketing program called Art Marketing in a Box. He is the author of the video The World's Easiest Way to Learn to Pain and the Paint by Note ™ system.


Exclusive Facebook Live Event
Three Artists, Three Perspectives:
A Painting Demo Embracing Technology and Tradition
March 24, 2018 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (DST)

at Facebook.com/TheStudioIncamminati
Direct Full Color Painting with Kerry Dunn
Charcoal Drawing with JaFang Lu
Color Study Painting with Nell O’Leary
Special Guest Model Eric Rhoads, Publisher, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine


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