SIAG May Workshop – Daniel Graziano

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Daniel Graziano
May 9-10, 2023 at The Lake House
Oil and Acrylics
Painting “Painterly” from Photo References

Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. Incorporating dramatic light, shadow, color and perspective, his compositions feature a diversity of subjects – from a simple still life to rugged coastlines, active urban life, lively cafes and bars, small rural towns and forgotten roadside relics. His work has been featured in numerous publications and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors throughout the world. For more information about Daniel Graziano, please go to

This two-day workshop will focus on painting “alla prima” (all at once) as well as developing greater skills of observation, simplification and quickly painting “wet on wet” to create strong “painterly” paintings. The workshop will also discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas, creating an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph.

The first morning of the workshop begins with a brief discussion of oil painting basics (from materials to paint handling) and will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges, perspective and other “practical” elements related to successful painting. Participants will then work on a series of timed painting exercises incorporating the techniques discussed and developing their skills of observation, simplification and quickly working in an “alla prima” manner.

Each day of the workshop will include a short painting demo by Dan with explanation of his process along the way along with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day.

This workshop is designed for beginning to advanced painters in both oil and acrylic mediums. Participants are encouraged to bring photos to paint from or may choose from photos brought by the instructor.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 3. All payments must be received by May 3 to ensure registration. This workshop is open to all artists. The cost is $200 for Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) members. Non-members pay $200 for the workshop, but must join SIAG for the annual membership fee of $30. All workshop checks must be made out to the artist, and mailed to Monique Boissier-Sporn at 1404 Nancy Island Drive, Seabrook Island, SC 29455. All SIAG membership fees ($30) must be made out to SIAG and mailed to treasurer Lee Fritz, 2285 Marsh Hen Drive, Seabrook Island, SC 29455.

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-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Daniel Graziano)