Duane Keiser Workshop

Premier Coup Oil Painting

DATE: June 24 - 27, 2014
COST: $650
SKILL LEVEL: All levels

Originator of  ' A Painting A Day'

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Through painting sessions, demos and critiques, Duane Keiser will lead a dynamic four-day workshopon premier coup oil painting. Included will be a series of talks on being a painter in the digital age which will include Keiser's unique take on the current state of the internet, social media and the business of art. The workshop is designed for the intermediate to advanced painter. 

Interview with Duane Keiser

Materials List

  • 6 canvasses, any size and dimension from 6x8 to 11x14 inches(whatever sizes the student is most comfortable with. They can be a mix of sizes or just one size.) I'll bring gessoed paper for the exercises-- 
  • Bring brushes that you use and are comfortable with.
  • Paint colors also bring what you have and use.
  • Easels and palette tables are provided. 

Duane Keiser's Bio


Duane Keiser studied painting under Raymond Berry at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and Lennart Anderson at Brooklyn College in NYC. His "A Painting a Day" blog has been written about in numerous publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and, most recently, The Huffington Post. Using a makeshift easel made from a cigar box, he made a postcard-sized painting each day and posted them to his blog where collectors could bid on them via eBay (the project is ongoing and can be seen here.) He has exhibited at Fischbach Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery and, most recently, the New York Academy of Art. His work resides in several corporate collections and hundreds of private collections worldwide, including the Gregory Peterson Collection.

1966 Born in Beaufort, South Carolina
1988 Received BA from Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
1990 Received MFA from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
1990-present Adjunct Professor of Art, RandolphMacon College, Ashland, Virginia
1992-2007 Adjunct Professor of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

2011 Group Exhibition, "Persistence of Vision: The Peterson Collection of Contemporary Realist
Art," New York Academy of Art, New York
2008 Group Exhibition, Laurel Tracey Gallery, Redbank, New Jersey
2006 Group Exhibition, Allan Stone Gallery, New York
2005 Night Paintings, Flippo Gallery, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
2005 Group Exhibition, Allan Stone Gallery, New York
2003 Group Exhibition, “Recent Landscapes,” Laurel Tracey Gallery, Redbank, New Jersey
2002 Laurel Tracey Gallery, Redbank, New Jersey
2001 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1999 Barton Ryan Gallery, Boston
1998 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1998 Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia
1997 Fischbach Gallery, New York
1996 Mabey/Fulcrum Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1996 Group Exhibition, “The Human Figure,” Main Art, Richmond, Virginia
1996 Group Exhibition, “Virginia Landscapes,” Nations Bank, Richmond, Virginia
1994 Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1993 Faculty Exhibition, Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia
1992 Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1992 Group Exhibition, “Portrait/SelfPortrait,” McGraw Page Library, RandolphMacon Ashland, Virginia
1992 Group Exhibition, Martha Mabey Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1991 Two Man Exhibition, McGrawPage Library, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
1990 Group Exhibition, Westbeth Gallery, New York, New York
1988 Pace Hall, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
1987 Group Exhibition, “Virginia Artists,” General Assembly, Richmond, Virginia

Acadia Foundation Grant, 2008
E.D. Foundation Grant, 2001
Audubon Artist Exhibition, 1993, The Michael Engel Memorial Award, NYC
Shaw Award for Painting, 1990, Brooklyn College
Shaw Award for Painting, 1989, Brooklyn College

Commerce Bancshares
Capital One
First Market Bank
General Electric
Markel Corporation
Medical College of Virginia
Wheat First Securities
Seed, John, “Duane Keiser: A Painting a Day,” Huffington Post
February 2013
Parker, Charley, “Duane Keiser’s Peel,” Lines and Colors
March 2011
Didi Menendez, "Duane Keiser," Poets and Artists Magazine
November 2009
Lisa Wurster, “Earning His daily Bread,” The Artist’s Magazine
October 2008
Michelle Slatallia, “Everyday Scenes Painted Everyday,” New York Times
August 31, 2006
Maria Puente. “Artists Take Painting s to the Masses,” USA Today,
August 23, 2006
Jessica Vitkus. “Forget Galleries, Think Blogs” Domino Magazine
July/August 2006
Sloan, Dena. “Artist Keiser Finds His Muse in the Mundane,” Richmond TimesDispatch,
January 8, 2006
Giorello, Sibella. “Empty Spaces,” Richmond TimesDispatch,
March 21, 1998
Stroh, Mark. “Into the Light: Duane Keiser’s Paintings Illuminate Ordinary Interiors,” Style
March 10, 1998.
Bullard, CeCe. “Keiser is a Master of the Domestic Interior,” The Richmond TimesDispatch,
February 21, 1994.