Category Archives: Portraits

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

Just Cover the Canvas

Today has been a somewhat frustrating day as far as my art goes. Nothing has really worked out quite the way I’d hoped. It’s my fault in many ways. To begin, my mind — and my peace of mind — 

Just Cover the Canvas

Today has been a somewhat frustrating day as far as my art goes. Nothing has really worked out quite the way I’d hoped. It’s my fault in many ways. To begin, my mind — and my peace of mind — 

Peace of Mind

Despite how much I’ve come to love oil painting, I will probably be doing more drawing and less painting in the coming weeks. Drawing is a learned skill for me, not something that comes naturally, and if I am away

Peace of Mind

Despite how much I’ve come to love oil painting, I will probably be doing more drawing and less painting in the coming weeks. Drawing is a learned skill for me, not something that comes naturally, and if I am away

Who I Am As an Artist

I’m catching up on a lot of art reading. During my painting and drawing hiatus, several months of Artist magazine piled up near my easel. I’m currently reading the March 2019 issue which is all about self-portraits. One article focuses on “Eye to

Who I Am As an Artist

I’m catching up on a lot of art reading. During my painting and drawing hiatus, several months of Artist magazine piled up near my easel. I’m currently reading the March 2019 issue which is all about self-portraits. One article focuses on “Eye to

I Dare You!

I love landscapes, but I also love figure drawing and portraiture. At some point on this artistic journey, I want to do people paintings. I’m fascinated by faces — and by the human body, too. Of course, learning to paint

I Dare You!

I love landscapes, but I also love figure drawing and portraiture. At some point on this artistic journey, I want to do people paintings. I’m fascinated by faces — and by the human body, too. Of course, learning to paint

A Little Dickens

Last month as I monitored our HFAA Art Show, I did a lot of drawing and sketching. I made doodle monsters for Inktober, and I also worked on this graphite sketch of author Charles Dickens. I’d downloaded a collection of

A Little Dickens

Last month as I monitored our HFAA Art Show, I did a lot of drawing and sketching. I made doodle monsters for Inktober, and I also worked on this graphite sketch of author Charles Dickens. I’d downloaded a collection of

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,

The Eyes Have It

You knew it, didn’t you? It was inevitable that once I attended that pastel portrait workshop and treated myself to a set of soft pastel pencils, I would have to start doing more portraits. So, brace yourself. In coming weeks,