Category Archives: Portraits

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,

At a Pastel Workshop

Saturday was such a fun day! I attended my first art workshop, and I loved it. For me, this was a completely new experience. Although I’ve attended “live lessons” at The Virtual Instructor site and have been able to chat

At a Pastel Workshop

Saturday was such a fun day! I attended my first art workshop, and I loved it. For me, this was a completely new experience. Although I’ve attended “live lessons” at The Virtual Instructor site and have been able to chat

Yes, Anyone Can Learn to Draw

I’ll admit, I really didn’t believe I could ever learn to draw. I truly have no artistic talent whatsoever, and I scoffed at the idea that drawing was a skill that could be learned. Even though I tried at several

Yes, Anyone Can Learn to Draw

I’ll admit, I really didn’t believe I could ever learn to draw. I truly have no artistic talent whatsoever, and I scoffed at the idea that drawing was a skill that could be learned. Even though I tried at several

Turning Heads

The human body — head and all — fascinates me. I’m still loving my anatomy and figure drawing practices, but what’s the point of drawing bodies if I can’t include heads and faces?

Turning Heads

The human body — head and all — fascinates me. I’m still loving my anatomy and figure drawing practices, but what’s the point of drawing bodies if I can’t include heads and faces?

Fun Facts about Faces

I was in high school art class when I first learned the “rule” that when drawing a portrait, the eyes are halfway down. That always stuck in my mind because when I heard it, my immediate thought was “No, they’re not!” It sounded

Fun Facts about Faces

I was in high school art class when I first learned the “rule” that when drawing a portrait, the eyes are halfway down. That always stuck in my mind because when I heard it, my immediate thought was “No, they’re not!” It sounded

This Old Man

I’m proud of this one. It’s still a very hard thing for me to say “I like what I’ve done,” but I do like this old man. Each time I do a portrait in any medium, I find myself fascinated

This Old Man

I’m proud of this one. It’s still a very hard thing for me to say “I like what I’ve done,” but I do like this old man. Each time I do a portrait in any medium, I find myself fascinated

California Girl

Without a doubt, “California Girl” is the most ambitious watercolor project I’ve undertaken to date. It’s also a painting with a very special meaning for me. This “California Girl” is our daughter, Liz. Several years ago, she met and married

California Girl

Without a doubt, “California Girl” is the most ambitious watercolor project I’ve undertaken to date. It’s also a painting with a very special meaning for me. This “California Girl” is our daughter, Liz. Several years ago, she met and married