Weekly Atelier/Stacy Kamin: Painting from Travel Sketches-2 - The Artists Guild Fine Art | Bright Light Fine Art

Weekly Atelier/Stacy Kamin: Painting from Travel Sketches-2

Stacy Kamin: Painting from Travel Sketches - 2

About Stacy Kamin

Stacy studied illustration and traditional animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, earning a BA in 2000. After graduation, she interned with a small animation company long enough to realize that illustration was not her calling, although a fascination with capturing movement was. This she would explore through line and paint as a fine artist. Having grown up in the cosmopolitan city of Washington, D. C., Stacy Kamin has lived a life any aspiring artist would envy. Providence brought her into the world with a mother who nurtured Stacy’s interest in drawing and painting every step of the way. Noted artist and teacher, Jacqueline Kamin, indulged her child’s art supply caprices and enrolled her in children’s classes at the National Gallery at a very young age. Art was alive in this bright artistic spirit, and as Stacy herself says, “Creating images from pencils and paint was like magic to me. I knew early on that I had to be an artist.” She joined her family in Los Angeles and there found a well-respected Chinese artist, Shuqiao Zhou, to mentor her privately for six years. Zhou’s teachers came from the great Russian lineage of Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov, and through this expressive tradition, imparted a love of paint that is still a hallmark of Stacy’s work. Drawn to the dramatic effects of Rembrandt, Stacy sought out the instruction of two well-known masters of this knowledge—David A Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. She credits their influence for the startling light that she is able to achieve in her own work. “They introduced me to Abstract Realism, a way of painting so rich that I can’t imagine my education ever ending—I will be a student of this great tradition for my entire life.”

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Painting from Travel Sketches/ Session 1

Have you ever traveled and experienced the beauty of ancient ruins, architecture and their inspirational interiors and wanted to turn these striking scenes into paintings? Yes, there is the camera as a tool, but Stacy will show you how in addition to reference photos, she captures the inspiration from her travels in sketches and studies on the spot. Then, when back in the studio, through drawings and watercolors as well as value and color studies, she envisions the composition she wants before doing the final painting. Paint along as you learn how you can travel light but gather lots of material for serious work in your studio. Stacy invites you to come along with her on a great adventure in composition!

Painting from Travel Sketches/ Session 2

Painting from Travel Sketches/ Session 3

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