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NEW!! Head Drawing Class in Sugar Land, TX

NEW!! Head Drawing Class in Sugar Land, TX

I have added a new fall drawing class on Saturday mornings in Sugar Land. It will be a focused study on the features and proportions of the human head. If you are a beginner to portraiture, this class is for you. If you want to push your portrait skill to the next level, this class is for you. No matter what medium or style of painting you prefer, improving your understanding of the human head will improve your figurative work. Complete information can be found here.

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 Janie Hengst

Portrait of Janie Hengst

My portrait of Janie Hengst, retiring Principal of John Paul II Catholic School, was unveiled May 20th during a special mass and program honoring her many years of dedication to the school. I have yet to meet Ms. Hengst, but I know without a doubt that she is loved and admired by her peers. This portrait was quite a challenge, and I’d like to give you some insight into how I handled a couple of issues. Read more...

Portrait Conference – Part 6

Portrait Conference – Part 6

The show within a show at the Portrait Society of America Conference (one that I aspire to be juried into) is the PSoA International Portrait Competition Finalists Exhibition. I was in the “runner-ups” two years ago and received a Certificate of Excellence, but I digress. Here are my personal favorites from this year’s exhibition. Read more...

Portrait Conference – Part 5

Portrait Conference – Part 5

Demonstrations at the Portrait Society of America Conference are plentiful and do not disappoint. I’ll share some of my favorites here and direct you to the artists’ websites for better images of their work, but you do realize – “You really had to be there!” Read more...

Portrait Conference – Part 4

Portrait Conference – Part 4

As a female artist, I do recognize there are hurdles that female artists encounter that our male counterparts do not. Many of those hurdles revolve around the need to divide our attention between painting and the responsibilities of children and home. To respond to this Read more...

Portrait Conference – Part 3

Portrait Conference – Part 3

Artists should strike a balance between being paid for their artwork and donating to the arts. We want to be paid so that we can continue to buy art supplies and pay our bills, but it’s also important to give back to the art community that inspires and encourages your professional growth. That’s why I Read more...

Portrait Conference – Part 2

Portrait Conference – Part 2

The Portrait Society of America Conference offers breakout sessions on various topics. I’m always interested in hearing new ideas on marketing and so sat in on a session to hear from Read more...

Portrait Society of America Conference 2016

Portrait Society of America Conference 2016

There is no better place to gain new inspiration than to be in the nation’s capital with 750 portrait artists under one roof…it was a big roof. But I’ll start with the end of the story; returning to Houston in a storm. The flooding was on national news. Here is my personal story. Read more...