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Portrait Painting Demonstration – Lakes Region Art Association

November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Portrait Painting Demonstration
by Bath Artist Craig Pursley

Award winning artist Craig Pursley, Bath, NH, will be the guest artist at the Lakes Region Art Association/Gallery, Tilton, on Monday, November 18th , 7:00 PM demonstrating his techniques used in portrait sketching. He’ll be bringing the oil  painting he began in his Bath, NH, studio and finish it as part of his presentation. He’ll explain the whole process he uses including the portion of the oil sketch he did prior to the presentation and talk about his personal history as an artist over the past  60 years. Though the word sketch may imply that it’s a drawing, it will be a full-color  vignette focusing on the principles of “fat over lean”, color mixing for good flesh tones, the importance of color values, lights and darks, cool and hot temperatures. As he  works on finishing his painting, Craig will answer questions. Pursely has won several  prestigious awards for his oil paintings in art shows throughout the country and in
several other countries including at the Scottsdale Art Show in Arizona, the Oil Painters  of America National Salon Show, Ohio. Selected by New Hampshire Magazine as “Best  White Mountain Artist”, he has two of his portraits on permanent display in the NH  State House, Concord, in the Reagan Presidential Library, the Baseball Hall of Fame,  and in many galleries and art collections. Visit Craig’s website: www.purselyart.com  for information and to review his portfolio. Craig and his wife moved to Bath, NH, after visiting the state to see the fall foliage, fell in love with the area and opened their American Heritage Gallery of Art, which also serves as his studio. His free and open to the public demonstration is Monday, November, 18th, 7PM, held at the LRAA/Gallery,  suite 132, Tanger Outlets Mall, 120 Laconia Rd. Tilton, NH.


November 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lakes Region Art Association & Art Gallery
120 Laconia Rd Suite 132
Tilton, NH 03276 United States