At Least According to the Mayan Calendar!
What a chilling thought! This is my final workshop for 2012, so if the Mayans turn out to be right, and the world goes poof on 12/21/12, you’re out of luck. You’ll never get to experience a demo like the one above of Karen–painted at last year’s New Your City portrait workshop. However, if taking a portrait workshop with Marvin Mattelson is on your bucket list, now obviously would be a most fortuitous time. In the event the Mayans blew it and the world keeps on keepin’ on, you’ll still be so much better equipped to deal with the rigors of painting portraits. Denise Brown Norton, a participant in the recently completed Atlanta Portrait Artist Workshop had the following to say:
Wow, another great day of learning! As sad as I will be to see our two week workshop end, I will be leaving more prepared and equipped to “face” the canvas’ awaiting me at home. It has been the most EXCELLENT workshop! Thank you, Marvin Mattelson, the teacher of all teachers, with patience and generosity of a saint! It FINALLY all makes sense…after so many years of mis-learning, you have given me the greatest gift-the truth!
What Denise discovered was that in order to transform her abilities first she had to transform the way she thinks about painting. It’s not about some magic medium, nor is it about digesting a litany of rules and formulas. If you believe that there is an artist residing inside of you, one who just can’t seem to break out, consider taking my Portrait Artist Workshop at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The dates are August 6-17. This workshop also includes a guided trip through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the mindset that is common to all great realist painters will be revealed. Click here for more information about the workshop and links to register. There is still some room and I hope to see you there.
Until next time…