I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of the Let’s Face It - 2018 Team! LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our faces and portraits. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again! In 2018, we will be studying the different art movements and master artists from those periods!
Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT - 2018.
This course is not open for registration yet! However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page so that on October 2nd, you can come back and register. What is even better is that if you register by December 4th, you will get a discount on the price! YES!!! Awesome, right!?!?
I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of teachers and guess what else!?!?! I get to give away one free spot in this course to one of you!! To enter the give away do the following: Sign up for my newsletter in the right hand column or the bottom of this page. Put "Let's Face it" in the comments and you will be entered!
I will announce the lucky winner on Sept. 29th - during Final Friday!
In the mean time, click here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 2nd and sign up!!
I can’t wait to begin this journey with each of you!!!
I am often asked questions about being an artist or about my artwork. I thought I would answer the top five.
How can I bear to part with my paintings when I sell them?
I feel like I haven't painted my best painting yet. I always feel like my next painting will be my best painting so I am able to let go of a painting to make room for the next!
How do I know when a painting is finished?
For me a painting is finished when I don't see anything else that I want to change. But that doesn't mean in a month or two or a year later, that I won't put it back on the easel and give it a face lift!
How long does it take to do a painting?
I paint 6 days a week and have for many years. When I am in the zone and painting well, I always say paintings fall right onto the canvas. It can be a day or two, three days, a week. Those are my most successful paintings. Spontaneity can equal magic. There comes a point where you are working it to death. All the life of the painting is gone. It would behoove me to stop sooner!
Was I ever a dancer?
I love to paint the human form. Most buyers of paintings cannot wrap their head around putting a figurative painting on their wall that is someone that they are not related to. Even though if you walk into any art museum you will see tons of figurative paintings where the subject matter is the artist's lover, mother, muse. However, I have found that dancers cross over that mindset. No, I was never a dancer unless you count one semester of ballet, freshman year at college. But I do love to paint ballerinas. So it is often assumed that I dance.
How do I decide what to paint?
I never run out of ideas of what to paint. I have so many things that I want to paint that I am always looking forward to finishing what I am working on so I can start my next painting. Starting paintings is my favorite part of the whole process.
If you have a question you would like me to answer, email me at email@example.com and I'd be happy to answer it. Maybe even feature it in a future blog!
I have painted many ballerinas and dancers over the years. I love to paint them. In my opinion, there is no more beautiful figure than that of a dancer. I have done photo shoots with dancers that I have hired to model. I also shot 2,000 photos of the Cincinnati Ballet. But I need new material! I am about to take a figurative workshop in Portland, OR and I would love to have new dancer photos to work from. If you are a dancer, know a dancer, married to a dancer, mother of a dancer, whatever, I would love to see your photos. You can email them to me here. I encourage you to forward this post to other people you may know who dance. I will post my work after the workshop and give you photo credit! I can't wait to see your pics!