Category Archives: Workshops

Now for an evening of palette knife

There are times when painting with a palette knife is really satisfying, and tonight, when with the last strokes I added the cheeks hinting of rose, I felt like I did it right. Enjoy your week everyone! The details: 6×6 … Continue reading

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A head from history- 40 (-ish) strokes

This challenge? Homework complete? My colors are off – done in 40 or fewer strokes with a 1 inch brush. The painting I’m using is Artemisia Gentileschi”s Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1638–39, Royal Collection. The original and I were both … Continue reading

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Time for focus, so I’m off to Mass Art and Catherine Kehoe’s The Head Examined.

The secret to being a bore is to tell everything.— Voltaire (1694 – 1778) And so we eliminate details, aiming just for the essentials. Andrea and Paul were terrific models and I went 3 hours without checking my phone. I … Continue reading

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ANE 2018: Thursday, panic day?

There’s just a bit of panic on Thursdays at Art New England; with time flying by, have I accomplished my objectives? will work be completed before leaving? and am I happy about what I’m taking home? Cleaning up the studio … Continue reading

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