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2-Day Georgetown Workshop in December

2-Day Georgetown Workshop in December

After all the Thanksgiving hustle and bustle is over and before the Christmas rush begins, give yourself a much needed artistic retreat. I’ll be teaching a two-day workshop in a quaint little town right outside of Austin, Texas. Georgetown has it all; great restaurants, numerous antique shops and the best cappuccino I have ever tasted. Oh, but you probably want to know about the workshop. Read more...

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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2-Day Portrait Workshop in June

2-Day Portrait Workshop in June

I am so pleased to be giving a portrait workshop in conjunction with the Women Painting Women – Texas Exhibition at the Georgetown Art Center in Georgetown, TX. This is just 28 miles north of Austin, TX. The title of the workshop is Perfecting a Likeness: The Commissioned Portrait in Soft Pastel or Oil and will take place June 26 & 27, 2015 (Friday/Saturday). In these two days we will study from the model and learn to recognize and produce correct anatomy of the face, neck and shoulders. We will also discuss classical proportions of the head and common mistakes made in their construction. Go to my Short Courses & Demos page and click on this workshop to learn more and to register.

There’s a First Time for Everything

There’s a First Time for Everything

Just a short note to brag about my students. This past weekend I held a two-day portrait workshop. We painted from a live model and worked on one long pose. Teaching is such a treat for me. I learn so much from other artists, and I just love being around them and exchanging ideas. This picture doesn’t show the whole class, but I managed to catch most of them. It was one student’s first attempt at a portrait, and she chose to come and work from a live model. That is true courage! That is what it takes to grow in your artistic endeavor. It was also our model’s first time to model, and she was AWESOME! I passed around samples of my new favorite oil color, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Daniel Smith. So, everyone experienced a first time to use that color. What new thing have you tried lately? You’re never to old for a first time.

Launch of My New Website

Launch of My New Website

Well, it has been slow going… and is not complete… and is not bug free… but this website has held up my art production long enough.  As Leonardo da Vinci said, “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.  Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Being willing is not enough; we must do.”