I was in Philadelphia last night at Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, where Nelson Shanks is the Founder and Art Director. I witnessed a rare opportunity observing Nelson Shanks himself conducting a live painting demonstration. To observe this Master Portrait Painter in action was inspiring to say the least. Nelson Shanks talks about his portrait painting here. His palette was fascinating to me so I took a picture and am sharing it below. It was full of mounds of beautiful colors kept from one session to the next. Studio Incamminati is an amazing nonprofit school in the heart of Philadelphia offering rigorous instruction in advanced techniques of drawing and painting by a faculty which studied extensively with Nelson Shanks. Nelson Shanks will repeat his live demonstration again August 22, 2012. Click here for this and more events taking place at Studio Incamminati this summer. It’s a great way to enjoy Philadelphia, see the school and meet the faculty.