Wednesday Live Painting Demonstration: Painting with a Photo Reference

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David Westerfield
Watch a free, live painting demonstration! Artists and non-artists alike welcome! Free, seating is first-come, first-served.

Michigan artist and plein air painter, David Westerfield will offer a free demo Wenesday at Crooked Tree Arts Center in the classroom studio.  David will demonstrate some effective techniques for plein air painting and how to use a photo for reference.

David Westerfield

Michigan resident David Westerfield attended Wayne State University in Detroit, majoring in art before transferring to North Park College in Chicago.  There he earned a BA in Art with a concentration in drawing and painting and was given the Senior Art Award.  Other study has included the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Sedona Art Center in Arizona.  He has also attended plein air painting workshops with Marcia Burtt and Randall Sexton.  

After graduating David began a career in graphic design and illustration which has stretched more than thirty tears.  His illustrations credits include The Saturday Evening Post, The Covenant Companion and many other editorial and corporate publications.  He also illustrated a series of eight step-by-step drawing books for children in the Draw It series published by Heinemann Library.

In recent years Davis began transitioning from commercial art to his renewed interest in fine arts.  He paints both in the studio and on location, regularly traveling to favorite spots in Michigan, California and Hawaii.