Bill Lane, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Drawing and Painting 

A Two Day Workshop

at the Portsmouth Arts Guild

All Media

Bill Lane and Sam Allerton Green,


Location:  Portsmouth Arts Guild

May 21st and 22nd
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am – 4pm
Portsmouth Arts Guild
$275 Members – $305 Non-Members
Limited Enrollment
Sam Allerton Green, Portsmouth ARTS guild
Join with artists Sam Allerton Green and Bill Lane and enhance your drawing-to-painting process in this 2-day drawing & sketching workshop focusing on decision making and note taking to enhance your painting skills.
Our goal is to get the student comfortable with his/her sketches, then transfer that visual knowledge and note taking to their paintings.
We will look closely at proportions, relationships, composition and values along with different mediums for both drawing and sketching.
We will emphasize the use of sketching as a roadmap for your painting. Note taking, composition variations, design and general “seeing” of your subject will help for a successful painting.
Medium: Any and all types. Sam will be painting in oils and Bill in watercolor but please paint in the medium that suits you best. This workshop is not about the medium, although they’ll address the nuances of oils and watercolors during their demos
Here’s how the day will unfold:
Demos begin at 9:00 am sharp at the Portsmouth Arts Guild.
BYOL – Lunch will not be provided.  Please plan to bring your own lunch, beverages and snacks.
The day will end with a group crit with your day’s work. around 3:30 wrapping up around 4:00pm.
About Sam
Sam Allerton Green paints often, both inside and outside. The majority of his work is done plein air, on site, in a single session. This forces him to focus on capturing what it feels like to be there, rather than simply replicating what he sees.
Sam grew up in Providence, and studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been an artist in residence at The Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore, MD, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
About Bill
Bill also paints often both inside and out when the weather accommodates his winter plein air watercolors. He grew up in Newport and studied graphics at SMU (now UMass Dartmouth). Artist Statement: “Everyday scenes from life intrigue me the most; be it a barren skyline, boats at the dock or city life on a busy day. I observe how the light plays into the scene and dances off the subjects. Because of this, I always work light to dark, saving those light values for the “sweet” spots in the painting.”

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