Posts by: Michael Shane Neal

Painting the Hands

March 24-26, 2017 Nashville, Tennessee            Often considered the most difficult areas of painting the portrait or figure, Michael Shane Neal will conduct a three day workshop at his private studios focusing on the principles, techniques and details of painting the hands in oil. Work from live models, see demonstrations by Continue Reading…

Painting Portraits; Working from Reference Material

May 5-7, 2017 Nashville, Tennessee The use of photography has long been accepted as a tool in creating works of art. In today’s world of digital images, all too often many artists suffer from dependance on the photograph…copying its errors and distortions. Michael Shane Neal will be conducting a three day painting workshop on effectively Continue Reading…

The Commissioned Portrait; Master Class

October 23-27, 2017 Nashville, Tennessee Take part in a special and focused Master class dedicated to all aspects of the Commissioned Portrait! Held in the private studios of Michael Shane Neal, glean important and valuable information from Neal and his more than 25 years of experience as a commissioned portrait artist, having completed nearly 600 Continue Reading…

Homes of Distinctive Design

NFocus, October 2013     One look at Michael Shane Neal in his finely tailored three-piece suits, wingtip shoes and two-toned 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster and it’s obvious this is a man who has a great respect and admiration for the elegance and style of eras gone by. A chat with the portrait artist reveals a Continue Reading…

The Recommended List

NFocus, August 2013 If I was throwing a last-minute dinner party, I’d call Johnny Haffner, Caper’s Catering. My favorite shop for a gift for a hostess or an out-of-town guest is Gilcrest and Gilcrest. Best restaurant for a midweek dinner is Copper Kettle. For a weekday lunch, Ted’s Montana Grill. For a weekend brunch, Loveless Cafe. My top Continue Reading…

Fortuño Portrait Goes Up at Fortaleza

caribbeanbusinesspr.com, December 21, 2012 A portrait of outgoing Gov. Luis Fortuño has been hung with the oil paintings of other former Puerto Rico governors at La Fortaleza. The work is by Tennessee-born artist Michael Shane Neal, who has done previous paintings of U.S. leaders including former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Pennsylvania Sen. Arleen Continue Reading…

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