FREE Live Model Portrait Painting Demo in Oils by artist Abner Cope


Saturday February 16, 2013
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday February 16th from 1-5 pm for an extraordinary opportunity. Portrait artist Abner Cope will demonstrate, from start to finish, how to paint a portrait in oils using a live model. He’ll discuss lighting and posing the figure, using warm and cool colors, and his palette of oil colors for lights, mid-tones, and darks.  We’re very grateful to Mr. Cope for generously donating this lecture/demo to our customers and art-lovers in the area.

Visit his website HERE for some examples of his gorgeous work.

Space is limited so please sign up here for this free event.

About the Artist:

“The essence of three dimensional illusion in two dimensional art rests within the design of the elements of light and shadow within the composition. The impact of the illusion depends on the contrast between these two essential elements. My work is driven by the formal essence of light.” -Abner Cope

ABNER COPE was an associate professor of art at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, with an emphasis in drawing and painting. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree (1980) from Eastern Michigan University with a major in drawing. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree (1974) from Georgia Southern University where he majored in painting with a minor in printmaking.

Mr. Cope has created many drawings and paintings of the figure and has had national exhibitions of his work. His artwork has won numerous awards in Chicago, Toledo and Dayton and are included in various private and corporate collections throughout the Mid west.

He also has taught drawing and painting at the University of Dayton, Dayton Art Institute, Sinclair Community College, Clark State Community College and the Riverbend Art Center. A major mural by Mr. Cope is hanging in the Hallie Q. Brown Library at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

(sourced from his website

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