Jan Martin McGuire has been a full time professional artist for almost 35 years. Initially she worked in graphite and etchings, but decided early on that she needed to express herself with color. She had used all the different media in college, but she still sort of "tested" them all out again. She found that watercolours need to be planned ahead of time. Jan tends to change her mind multiple times during the course of a painting. Oils were out all together. Acrylics fit her personality and the way she thinks.
She will be giving critiques for anyone who wants them - she prefers to do it for the whole class. While that may feel intimidating, Jan is great at giving constructive critiques - and the whole class can learn. This can be done with paintings, or digital files.
Jan will then show you in a few basic steps on how to utilize Photoshop to combine reference photos, what to watch for in lighting, or photos that have problems and how to spot them.
Jan will also be sharing her working experiences in the "Business of Art", how she has become successful and considered one of the best in her field.
Jan's husband, internationaly collected wildlife photographer James Gary Hines will be assisting Jan during the course of the seminar - and will himself give a brief lecture on how to use your camera to collect the best reference.