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2018 Fall Art Classes

2018 Fall Art Classes

I will be offering two studio classes this fall on Thursdays at the Fort Bend Art Center in Rosenburg, TX. Classes start on August 30th. We will be “Figure Drawing” in the morning class and doing “Art of Your Choice” in the afternoons. Complete information on each class is found here and here.

Fall Art Classes

Fall Art Classes

I will be offering two studio classes this fall on Thursdays at the Gates Fine Art Building in Rosenburg, TX. Classes start on August 24th. We will be “Drawing in Charcoal on Toned Paper” in the morning class and doing “Art of Your Choice” in the afternoons. Complete information on each class is found here and here.  Update: The Charcoal class is FULL.

Pastel Portrait Workshop – Oklahoma Arts Institute

Pastel Portrait Workshop – Oklahoma Arts Institute

Join me at the Oklahoma Arts Institute in the Quartz Mountains for a three and a half day pastel portrait workshop, October 13th – 16th. This is an all-inclusive workshop with a view. The pricing varies, but includes lodging, meals and all your supplies. Check here for those details and here for a description of my class. Then enroll and meet me at the building tucked up in those mountains.

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Orchids in Bloom

Orchids in Bloom

Took a little time off and painted one of my orchids that was in bloom. Sometimes life just needs to be simple like this painting and this post.

Portrait of a Pastelist

Portrait of a Pastelist

Hot off my easel is a portrait I’ve been wanting to paint ever since I met Liz at a meeting of the local Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. She has an inescapable presence sporting her white spiked hair. I just had to paint her!! I chose to use pastel for this portrait Read more...

Kelly Went Home Today

Kelly Went Home Today

It’s a strange feeling when a portrait leaves the studio and goes to its new home. Not exactly like a child leaving home, but close. You have looked into the eyes of the sitter long enough to feel that Read more...

Finished Kelly

Finished Kelly

It’s been a very busy summer, full of college campus visits with my youngest son, workshops with leading portrait artists in the nation, and prepping for my new art classes that started last week. Despite the hectic schedule…or more likely because of the hectic schedule…I finally finished the portrait of Kelly that ended up lost in the shuffle. Read more...

Kelly – Late in the Game

Kelly – Late in the Game

Typically, I would not have waited this late in the game to decide on the color of the background or add some suggestion of the hair color. These elements play an important role in getting the color and values right in the skin, but here we are. I’ve been playing around with a new color on my palette, Read more...

Kelly – Famous Last Words

Kelly – Famous Last Words

You know what they say about famous last words…Well, my day started out thinking I would just whip out Kelly’s neck and chest area. How hard could it be? Well…three days later, Read more...

Kelly – Looking Into Her Eyes

Kelly – Looking Into Her Eyes

I wanted to share an update on Kelly’s portrait. I’m staying in the light, not that I’m afraid of the dark or anything. It’s just that Read more...