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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.

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.

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

Anatomy for the Artist

Anatomy for the Artist

It was such fun to give critiques this past weekend at the Portrait Society of America Convention and get to see what different artists are pursuing; their styles, their ideas for series, their successes and their struggles. A recurring topic of discussion addressed anatomy issues. It is a portrait convention and getting a good likeness of your client is key. Here is a list of some of the books on my shelves Read more...

Spring Semester Art Classes In Two Weeks

Spring Semester Art Classes In Two Weeks

I hope all of you have resolved to push your art skills to the next level in this new year. My art classes start in two weeks. I’m looking forward to being back in the classroom. My students are such an inspiration to me. My portrait class is already full, but there are a few seats left in my afternoon class where you can dream up your own topic and I will be there to guide you in achieving your goals. Go to my Group Instruction page to find out more. Happy Painting!!

Fall Class Registration Has Begun

Fall Class Registration Has Begun

My fall art classes at the Gates Fine Art Building will begin in three short weeks! Check out my Group Instruction page for fliers containing all the details and a map to the studio. I will be teaching the following two courses: The Portrait in Red Chalk and Art of Your Choice. Deposits are due now to hold your seat in one or both classes. See the fliers at the link above for more information. Start your creative engines!

Showing at Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art

Showing at Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art

If your visiting north Houston anytime in June stop by the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art. My pastel piece titled The Workout is being shown in the exhibit Pastels Revisited which runs Junes 5 – June 29.

Sometimes It Just Clicks

Sometimes It Just Clicks

If I had to pinpoint the most frustrating challenge I face in producing art it would be wanting to work faster. I am really particular about my work and want every piece to be my best. Some pieces can take many weeks to get to that place. Some pieces never match my expectations, but sometimes it just clicks… Read more...

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Finishing

Pastel Demo on Bark Paper – Finishing

Well, it’s been a week of cloudy, rainy weather. Remind me not to do a reflections-on-glass-in-natural-light demonstration again…unless I can figure out Read more...

Drawing at the Museum

Drawing at the Museum

If you don’t spend time at your local fine art museum, you should. In fact, you should take your sketch book and use the opportunity to do some copy drawing. Why copy other artist’s work? Because… Read more...