Painting Webinar: DAGUERREOTYPES
LIVE on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 11 am Pacific.
Recording is available anytime thereafter.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/QG2LthwezLk
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After purchase, we will send you an access link to the webinar (before the session starts) or recorded links if you purchase thereafter. We'll also send you the link to the shared photo folder specific to this webinar.
We're using ZOOM as the video platform. Video and audio for participants will be muted by default during the live webinar. You'll be able to view and listen to the presentation and interact via chat. The session will be recorded and up for replay anytime after the live webinar ends.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired a collection of early American photography from Larry J. West. The West Collection includes 286 objects from the 1840s to about 1925 in three groupings: works by early African American daguerreotypists James P. Ball, Glenalvin Goodridge, and Augustus Washington; early photographs of diverse portrait subjects and objects related to abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, and the role of women entrepreneurs in it; and photographic jewelry that represents the bridge between miniature painting and early cased photography such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes.
Our paintings are inspired by images of daguerreotypes.
- Painting premise: Portrait.
- Props: Image references.
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.