Casey Baugh Workshop Day 1

I’m in Brooklyn for a week to take a workshop from the oil painter Casey Baugh. Even though portrait drawing isn’t something I ever plan to make a career out of, I am fascinated by the way Casey works. He works from soft vague shapes and Distills them down into a more and more refined image… As opposed to artists who start out with a tight drawing or underpainting and then conform the rest of the piece to that.
Day 1 was spent watching Casey paint from life (his lovely girlfriend and muse Rachel).


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Suicide bunnies in progress

Then I started putting paint in the canvas for this one. Unfortunately I had already transferred the drawing to the surface, so I wasn’t able to try out Casey’s painting style, but I was still grateful to have  the opportunity to experiment with the brushes and palette before I attempt a human in Day 2.

Siren and Seahorse in progress  Siren and Seahorse in progress image That’s as far as I made it last night. I am not sure if I will be able to paint in the hotel room again tonight. I am staying a mile and a half from the workshop and am not sure how much supplies I am going to be up for carrying back and forth everyday. We shall see, I’m thinking about putting everything in my rolly suitcase and looking like a genuine NYC tourist wandering around with me luggage 🙂

~ by justteejay on May 13, 2014.

2 Responses to “Casey Baugh Workshop Day 1”

  1. Hey TeeJay, I would love to ask you some questions about this workshop regarding some oil techniques, but I can´t find an email to write you, can you please get in touch? Thank you so much 🙂

    • Bruno, my email address is but I don’t know how much help I will be as far s specific technique questions. The workshop was over a year ago and I don’t normally paint the way Casey does… So I don’t know how much of it I will have retained. That being said, feel free to ask away. ~TeeJay

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