Arts & the Park Events


The Arts & the Park Festival runs from April 26th – May 5th, 2019


Painting Oil Portraits — Byron Taylor


Hosted by: HSACA, HSU-Hot Springs Academic Initiatives 

Event Type: Workshop

May 1, 2019, May 2, 2019, May 3, 2019  Starting at: 9:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:00 AM  til:  4:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM, Doors Open: 30 Min before

Landmark Building
201 Market St
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901


In this three day workshop, students work from a supplied photographic reference as instructor Byron Taylor demonstrates and talks on the techniques needed to execute a portrait in oils. Students are taken through a step-by-step procedure. Combined with individual attention, critiques and hands on instruction, students create a portrait under Byron’s guidance. Intermediate and advanced students alike will certainly benefit from the experience. Beginning with the photograph, students will transfer a drawing to a supplied archival board. Then continue with instructional demonstrations and talks on color mixing and paint application. Students will learn, with a basis in anatomy, how to model features in a realistic fashion. Lectures and demos also include preparation of the archival board and simple portrait lighting.

Byron Taylor, a Little Rock artist exhibits at Legacy Fine Art Gallery in Hot Springs and in Little Rock at Gallery 26, The Butler Center Gallery, and Stephano's Gallery. He is a signature member of Arkansas League of Artists and a member of Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America, Art Students League of New York, and National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS). He has received a multitude of show awards. He earned a BA in Art from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1978 and studied art at Rhode Island School of Design and at University of Colorado, Boulder, CO from 1988-1990. Since then he has focused on figurative and portraits paintings and has studied with artist Steven Assael, Jesus E. Villarreal, Stephen Cefalo, and Paul W. McCormack.

Audience:  Artists
Audience Ages: Adults
Student Grades: 
Youth Ages:  

Ticketed Event? Yes

Ticket Price or Fee:

$175 per student, includes archival board.

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