Daniel Greene

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This one week workshop will provide a foundation of fundamental and advanced professional information upon which to build art skills. The information will repeatedly help artists successfully paint portraits and landscapes back in their own studio and en plein air.

This is a well-organized, carefully integrated period of extensive study beginning with a 7:00pm Sunday demonstration by Mr. Greene on the professional techniques of painting a portrait in oil - detailed on how to begin and how to proceed - step by step.

Monday through Friday artists work six hours a day, split into two sessions, under the constant personal direction of Daniel Greene. Instruction and critiques, personal and general are given by Mr. Greene, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, covering information on every phase of portraiture and plein air painting. Mr. Greene's teaching is designed to help artists improve their ability to express themselves and enable them to strive to paint with the highest standard of artistic quality.

Regardless of their stage of development specific information is given to artists individually, guiding them through each phase of creating a painting. They learn how to proceed and what to think about, step-by-step, while painting a portrait or landscape.

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7-Day Workshop November 9-15
Double Suite:
Single Suite Supplement:
Double Cottage Supplement:
Single Cottage Supplement:
Non-Painting Companion:
Special Offer for Residents:
$3500 USD (2380 EUR)
$695 USD (475 EUR)
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5% Discount for Bravura Society Members.
5%  Discount for Affiliate Association Members.
5% Discount for Groups of 4 or more.

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Airport transfers to/from Jerez airport, approx. 20 minutes away.
Comfortable quaint lodging in a rural setting.
Daily transportation to painting sites.
Daily transportation to Arcos towncenter and nearby attractions.
Easels, equipment and supplies as requested by instructor.
Live models and references as requested by instructor.
Multiple models per studio session.
Breakfast daily. (egg, toast, Andalucian ham, cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee, juice, milk, etc.)
Lunch daily. (menu varies daily)
Bilingual Guides.
Use of art studio, pool, and restaurant.
Wet canvas storage and other services.
World class instruction, service, scenery and attractions.
New friends, wine and a lot of fun!

Daniel E. Greene, N.A. is a former instructor of painting at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York. He is the author of "Pastel" that was in print for 25 years and "The Art of Pastel," which were published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. Mr. Greene has been teaching for over 50 years and is generous in passing on information in private workshops and in his own studio in North Salem, NY. He has taught over 10,000 students and his books and videos have reached in excess of 100,000 artists worldwide.In 1969, Mr. Greene was elected to the National Academy of Design.

In 1992, he was awarded American Artist's magazine's first Lifetime Achievement award in the category of oil painting and the Oil Painters of America Society named him to their Hall of Fame.

In 1995, the American Society of Portrait Artists presented the John Singer Sargent award to Daniel Greene for lifelong dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture. In May 1999, Mr. Greene was the recipient of the Benjamin Clinedinst Medal of the Artist's Fellowship at a presentation in New York City. In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America. On May 26, 1994 in a special White House ceremony, Mr. Greene presented to Hillary Rodham Clinton a pastel portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. In 2003, Mr. Greene was the annual honoree of the Salmagundi Club and was presented their Gold Medal.

Mr. Greene's paintings and pastels are in over 700 public and private collections in the United States and abroad. He has been the recipient of the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation grant and the Anna Lee Stacey grant. A retrospective exhibition of Mr. Greene's paintings and pastels was held in 1987 at the Hammond Museum in New York. Four highly successful exhibitions of Mr. Greene's subway series appeared at Gallery Henoch in New York and were featured on ABC-TV, Fox News, PBS, CNN, New York 1, NHK TV Japan, and in over 50 international magazines and newspapers. His recent exhibition "Subway Paintings" at the New York Transit Museum at Grand Central Terminal was the inaugural event in the centennial year of the New York subway. Mr. Greene has been the featured artist in American Artist magazine 15 times.

Articles about his work have appeared eight times in the Artist's Magazine. Favorable reviews have appeared three times in Art News magazine. In February 1999, Mr. Greene's paintings were featured in a cover article of the International Artist magazine. In 1998 Daniel Greene was interviewed in the Academy Award nominated documentary "Ayn Rand, a Sense of Life" and was recently the subject of the cable documentary "The Genuine Article" as well as a PBS documentary featuring his subway paintings. Mr. Greene's figure and still-life paintings are handled by John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, and Gallery Henoch in New York. Highly regarded as a portrait artist, his subjects include leaders of government, banking, education, and industry. A few of the early works include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, astronaut Walter Schirra, author Ayn Rand, and William Randolph Hearst. Some governmental portraits include Governor Scott of North Carolina, Governor Laxalt of Nevada, Governor Beliles of Virginia, Governor Lehman of New York, as well as two mayors of New York City. Some later portraits include Dave Thomas of Wendy's, Governor Fob James of Alabama, commentator Rush Limbaugh, Congressman Billy Tauzin, composer Alan Menken and Bryant Gumbel of CBS. Some recent portraits include john and Adele Lehman for Harvard, Eric Widing of Christie's and Governor Benjamin Cayetano of Hawaii. A partial list of sitters includes the chairmen of the boards of Honeywell, Coca-Cola Company, Dupont Corporation, American Express, the New York stock exchange and IBM.

Mr. Greene has also painted the deans and presidents of:
Tufts, Duke, Columbia, North Carolina, West Point, Delaware, New York, Princeton, Rutgers, Yale and Harvard universities.

For more information on Daniel Greene, or to see examples of his works visit

Micaiah Hardison founded Bravura Academy to unite the world's best oil painters with earnest students seeking advanced instruction. He strives to inspire students and instructors with an authentic Andalucian experience in these magical landscapes steeped in history.
Micaiah lives and paints in Arcos and directs all workshops as your bilingual guide.

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