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Quilt Festival in Pictures

At last, my International Quilt Festival 2016 photos are white-balanced and processed. Titles and artists have been added. I especially enjoyed the exhibit of Kathy York’s colorful quilts featuring 3-D elements and tiny worry people. They were very inspiring. I’m really encouraged by the use of shape and negative space in color quilts like hers, […]
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Quilt Festival 2015 Report

Houston had a Quilt Festival, and it was awesome! So many wonderful works of art. The special exhibits were amazing. I took a lot of photos, some of which were more impressive than others. (Turns out it’s hard to tell the photo is blurry on the tiny screen of my camera.) This one is a […]
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Portrait Society of America Conference Part 3

The final 2 demos of the conference were a bit different. First, Daniel Greene gave us a demo on Finishing a portrait, including how to get started again after weeks or months away from a painting. It was interesting for color theory, too, since initially the model had been wearing a dark jacket, but for […]
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Portrait Society of America Conference Part 2

When not in demos at the conference, I spent some time out in the suburb of Atlanta where we were staying.  There was an art supply store right across the road. Convenient, or subtle torture? How to fit all the discounted deals into a carry-on?  Then there was the Banquet at the conference, featuring everyone’s […]
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Portrait Society of America Conference Part 1

So it turns out that a Portrait Society of America Conference is actually just a whole bunch of painting demos with mics on the artists, plus a few panels on one afternoon and a big banquet. Which is not to say that it was boring or not what I paid for.  It was incredibly interesting. […]