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Dan Graziano

Figures in Everyday Places (Oils)


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
 March 13, 14 & 15, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



This three-day workshop will focus on painting “alla prima” (all at once) as well as developing greater skills of observation, simplification and quickly painting “wet on wet” to create strong artistic and “painterly” paintings. Participants will work from photo references of figures in everyday places, creating paintings that capture the artistic “magic” which can be found in the most common subjects. Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan each day, with explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then do timed painting exercises, incorporating the techniques discussed with plenty of

 one-on-one individual instruction throughout each day.

This workshop is designed for beginning to advanced painters in oils. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photos to paint from.


Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. Incorporating dramatic light, shadow, color and perspective, his compositions feature the visual diversity found in a wide range of subjects; from a simple still life to rugged coastlines, active urban life, lively cafes and bars, small rural towns and forgotten roadside relics. His work is greatly influenced by the American realists John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and three generations of Wyeths along with the Bay Area figurative painters Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn. 

Website:   www.dangrazianoart.com


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