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Creative Portrait Painting with Justin Ogilvie
Sat, May 13, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
"Build the form, tear it down, then look for the magic moments while cleaning it up"
In this demonstration, Vancouver artist and educator Justin Ogilvie will demonstrate how to apply creative approaches to painting the portrait in oils.
While working from a photographic source, Ogilvie first builds the portrait utilizing traditional techniques of underpainting, grisaille and blocking in basic skin tones. Once the form is established, a variety of contemporary techniques (artificial colour, palette knife, squeegee, scraping, textures) will be utilized to disturb the realism of the form making way for new spaces.
Emphasis will be placed upon pushing paint and highlighting its abstract properties, as well as confronting the preciousness often associated with realism. Attendees of this demonstration will learn how to let go, take risks, and adapt the rules in portraiture providing new possibilities for their own practice.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Langley or contact them at 604‑533‑0601 to register.
Justin Ogilvie is a Vancouve r based artist and educator, with an MFA from the University of Alberta, and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Ogilvie’s painting practice explores the tension between traditional and contemporary modes of painting; specifically, examining how the 'self' is constituted within interpersonal relationships, our declining connection to nature, and today's digital technology.
Ogilvie exhibits nationally and internationally within commercial, municipal, and artist-run-centre galleries, and is part of private and public art collections, as well as the recipient of numerous juried and provincial awards. Since 2000, Ogilvie has been a devoted teacher, both independently and at multiple universities [Emily Carr, the University of Alberta, Red Deer College, and the Vancouve r Film School]. Justin is also the founding member of the upcoming 'Vancouve r Painting School' initiative, with a curriculum designed to balance technical and conceptual developments in historical and contemporary painting.