Category Archives: Portraits

Faces from the Younger Generation

I certainly had fun drawing older faces like my “Old Man in the Hat” and “Old Woman with a Shawl”. I continue to be fascinated by faces, and I appreciate all the comments and suggestions I’ve received. Right now my mind

Faces from the Younger Generation

I certainly had fun drawing older faces like my “Old Man in the Hat” and “Old Woman with a Shawl”. I continue to be fascinated by faces, and I appreciate all the comments and suggestions I’ve received. Right now my mind

Fascinated by Faces

I’ve been fascinated with faces for as long as I can remember — not as an artist, but simply as an observer. People-watching has always appealed to me, and so much knowledge, information, and emotion can be found in the

Fascinated by Faces

I’ve been fascinated with faces for as long as I can remember — not as an artist, but simply as an observer. People-watching has always appealed to me, and so much knowledge, information, and emotion can be found in the

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