Brenda Hash

Fall 2019 Art Class Announcement

Fall 2019 Art Class Announcement

I have changed my teaching schedule. This semester I will be teaching only one class. It will address seeing color the Henry Hensche way. This has been a very powerful method for my past beginner and advanced students to see color more accurately and make better painting choices. The class will be held on Saturday mornings in Sugar Land. Please send in your deposit now if you want a seat in this class. I will close registration at 8 students. Here is the info.

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.

Spring Classes – Open Enrollment

Spring Classes – Open Enrollment

Emily, charcoal, 16×14″ by Brenda Hash, PSA

I will be offering two studio classes this spring on Thursdays at the Gates Fine Art Building in Rosenburg, TX. Classes start on February 2nd. We will be “Painting with Charcoal” in the morning class and doing the “Art of Your Choice” in the afternoons. Complete information on each class is found here and here.

“Liz” Wins Award at New York Exhibition

“Liz” Wins Award at New York Exhibition

What fun to be in New York getting an award at the National Arts Club from the President of the Pastel Society of America, Jimmy Wright.

Accepting Award from Jimmy Wright

The PSA hosts its Enduring Brilliance Exhibition each year at the National Arts Club in New York and it’s a great excuse to visit Manhattan and see a few Broadway plays. My pastel painting, Liz, received the Allied Artists of America Award this year and was selected as one of twenty pieces from the exhibit to travel to The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. I’m so pleased that “Liz” is on the road and getting to be seen by a larger audience. If you’re in Ohio, December through February 2017, go check out the exhibit.

Many thanks to my little sister for making the trip fun and memorable. Here we are with our favorite building…The Flat Iron! Check out the red “No Standing Anytime” sign behind us…oops!

Sisters

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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Fall 2016 Art Classes

Fall 2016 Art Classes

Announcing my Fall 2016 Art Classes beginning in August. A semester includes twelve, three-hour studio style classes where beginner to advanced artists may work in oil or soft pastel. Both a morning  class and an afternoon class are being offered. The morning class will study “Getting the Right Perspective”, where we will copy a master painting and tackle topics such as aerial and linear perspective to improve our depictions of the landscape. The afternoon class will have an open format where artists will bring in their current projects and receive on-going critiques aimed at improving their skills on the subjects they have chosen.

For more information on these classes follow the links below:

Morning Class (9am – NOON) – Getting the Right Perspective
Afternoon Class (1:30pm – 4:30pm) – Art of Your Choice

DIY – Painting Your Wood Palette Gray

DIY – Painting Your Wood Palette Gray

For awhile now I have wanted to refinish my wood palettes, opting for a painted gray rather than stained wood. I have two palettes, a large one and a medium sized one. I bought them from Turtlewood Palettes and they are so well balanced that I feel like I’m not holding a palette at all. The owner even made a custom adjustment to my medium sized palette to make the grip even more comfortable for me to hold. But I have finally decided the warm tone, the dark value, and the wood grain pattern get in the way of mixing just the right color.Turtlewood Palettes offers a gray palette now, but it appears to be the same value as their wood palettes. I believe they are shooting for a mid-value gray, but I want a lighter value. So, I took a deep breath and started my DIY project. Read more...

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...