No this isn’t me. It’s a portrait of the great model, Dustin, painted by my student Sam Zanger during the last workshop I led at SVA, a couple of weeks back. This was a breakthrough painting for Sam, who has been studying with me for the equivalent of six semesters. Sam is a regular in my Saturday class.
I’ve been very busy lately finishing up my summer workshops, and trying to get everything ready for the fall semester at the School of Visual Arts, where I teach, so I’ve had to put my fledgling career as a blogger on temporary hold. Once I get things settled I’ll once again be churning out more provocative points of view, and when I have time, working on my commissioned portraits–just kidding, the portraits always come first.
Marvin Mattelson is now conducting his classes and workshops online in Full HD 1080p through his Fine Art Portrait Academy. For further information, or to register for an upcoming offering, please follow this link to his teaching page.
Until next time…
Nice job, Sam. I was in class with you last summer. Lovely progress. Kudos!
Sam is great proof of what perseverance, talent and sound principles can manifest. I think he’s no where near the painter he will one day be. Very exciting stuff.
Nice job Sam.
I heard some comments last semester that Dustin was like a statue in his posing. ‘Wish I could be there this fall but it is not possible … maybe next time (?).
Sorry you can’t make it this fall. Last year you commuted 350 miles each way. That’s dedication. And the progress you made was outstanding.
I’m sorry I can’t make it this fall too. A lot of things fell into place for that to happen … and I didn’t get sick last winter (like I usually do) or have to deal with driving in snowstorms either. There simply isn’t anyone up here that can provide the kind of instruction that you provide.
Oh well … I still have my paintings from your class staring at me in my apartment to keep me motivated for the time being.
I’ll miss having you in class.
Wow. Thanks Chris and Maria for the comments, and thanks Marvin! I’ll see you in September.
September it is.
Great blog. I’m enjoying all of your articles.
I read some interesting information about you in an article on Empty Easel.
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Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading more of your blog articles.
Thanks Dan, glad you’re enjoying the blog. I appreciate your sharing the interview with Eric. It’s nice to hear he’s doing well and his thoughts about my teaching. He was a very sincere and hardworking student with immeasurable passion. I wish him the best.