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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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Face Off: Alla Prima Portraits Live

It’s the first night of the 2015 Art of the Portrait Conference from the Portrait Society of America. Tonight was the Face Off: 15 artists, 5 models, 2.5 hours. The opportunity to watch so many master portrait artists at work was fantastic. And intimidating! Looking into the future here, I guess.  There’s a long way […]
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New Year, New Work

I’ve been enjoying some serious and intensive art marketing and business training for the last couple of weeks, in company with a fantastic Artists’ Retreat in Galveston and some other events. It’s been a long few weeks since I returned to town from my annual trek to the outskirts of Philadelphia for the New Year. […]
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Self-Portrait in Pieces

We’ve been on hiatus for two weeks from portraiture class, and the homework is to draw pieces of myself. So I did.  I am really starting to love charcoal.  I think I’ll have to try the colored charcoals that came from my Granny’s old art supplies.  Could be truly amazing for new projects. So, pieces […]