I lead an Oil and Acrylic Painting workshop at the Reston Community Center (Reston VA) every Wednesday from 7-10. Here is a picture of several of my students working on an exercise in portraiture. Portraits of children are especially difficult sometimes because there are no definite lines in the face and the features are still very close together. This photo shows three works in progress from the same reference photo.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I went with two friends down to Riverbend Park where I discovered this lovely little tractor. I roughed it out on site and took a photo. Brought it home and did some finishing touches, edge painted it and put hanging wire on the back. And, voila, it’s ready for the next show. Or for sale! Anyone need a tractor. I will be putting it up on the eBay store.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I have set the auction starting bid low on this painting for several reasons:
First, setting the starting price lower than the usual sales price makes a game of it.
Secondly, I really do want to find homes for all my "children."
Third, even artists have to eat! haha
I hope you'll go and look. Even if you don't buy, if you put it on your "watch list" it'll stimulate interest. That's a large part of promotion, after all, getting people to pay attention!