For Immediate Release
Contact: Bobbi Baldwin - Baldwin Fine Art
7850 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
31 PORTRAITS IN 31 DAYS PROJECT
Local artist has accepted the challenge of painting a portrait from life every day for 31 days for the month of August to bring awareness to the value of original hand painted portraits.
Sacramento August 24, 2015 - As this month has been progressing Sacramento’s very own artist, Bobbi Baldwin, has been painting one oil portrait per day of local Sacramento people, from life, and will create 31 in all, throughout the month of August.
Bobbi Baldwin celebrates 30 years of teaching fine art portraits to adults throughout the Sacramento Area and around the USA. Baldwin says, “You can take a picture with your phone. Then you see what the camera sees, nothing more, and nothing less. A portrait painting is the artist's interpretation of the whole person, the character … done stroke by stroke with a bunch of hairs attached to the end of a stick." In order to create a really beautiful portrait an artist needs to get to know their subjects well. The first step is this type of quick study. Baldwin said these quick studies are very challenging as they are done in hours rather than the month it usually takes for the artist to get the whole person’s character and personality.
The study work that is produced during this month will be featured in her book coming out in December of 2015. The study work that is produced during this month will also be unveiled at a reception gala event at the end of September in Lodi at the Watt’s Upstream Winery.
Closer: Bobbi Baldwin, a 50 year resident of Sacramento Valley, teaches for the Crocker Art Museum as well as many other locations. She is a founding member of the Portrait Society of America and has studied with some of America’s finest portrait artist throughout her 33 years of painting and teaching. Bobbi has a real passion for teaching budding and experienced artists.