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Painting the Portrait in Oil from Life at The American University of Rome

A look inside my painting class from the Spring semester, 2022. I believe this was done during the third sitting; great group of painters! Model: Effie Vizia. Video shot and edited by Maria Pichyienko. https://youtu.be/iIx5sRx-U4o

Recent Work by My Students at The American University of Rome

In the Spring of 2021 I had the pleasure to see my first university painting student graduate. Though we only had two years to work together, Stephanie Gandolfi's Senior Capstone Exhibition—in my humble opinion—demonstrated exceptional…
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Head Study of an Italian Actor

If you would like to learn how I made this painting and follow me through the process from start to finish, you can do so here. If you sign up for a free account, you can watch the first two videos of the course for free.
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Thank You, Indiana University

The Alumni Association has included me in the most recent edition of their magazine with a feature on the upcoming Renaissance Retreat.
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Three-Hour Figure Studies from 2013

The following works were made as demonstrations during my 3-hour figure painting classes every Saturday afternoon in the Spring of 2013.  For more on my school, please visit the PADASOR website.  If you are interested in purchasing…
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Drawing Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo

In the summer of 2008 I and Edmund Sullivan developed for Context Travel a drawing workshop that we ran from the Castel Sant'Angelo.  The images below are from the 3-hour workshops and span two summers: 2008 - 2009.  Below the drawings are…
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Pages from a Roman Summer Sketchbook

Drawings from from my summer sketchbook of 2009; made while teaching "Italian Sketchbook" for The American University of Rome.