Saturday, April 19, 2014

Practice, practice, practice.

Practicing or doing painting studies is like rehearsing for a stage play. You learn your lines and acting moves, tweak them, and become ready to entertain and engage the audience. I never tire doing the same portrait subject, because it only improves my work. Here are some acrylic and watercolor studies of a California cow girl.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Cheeky Me" Art Club Demo

Last week, I gave an hour watercolor demo. of my "California-Vibe" style of portraiture at The Sacramento Fine Arts Center. I will be returning to the center on May 24, 25, and 26 to conduct my "California-Vibe Watercolor Portraiture" workshop. The first photo shows how far I got into the painting at the end of the hour demo. The second photo shows the painting completed after about another hour's work in my studio.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Getting closer?????

Two thousand watercolor artists the world over entered The Art Of Watercolour's (a prominent French art magazine) first World Watercolour Compitition with moire being one of them. A few months ago, I past the first judging stage, and last week, I past the second stage. The competitors have now been culled down to 294 selected artists (that's "artistes" in French, and I have probably misspelled the word!). Twenty five to thirty will finally be chosen in the third and final judging stage for the winter exhibit in bon France, and I am hoping that I will be lucky enough to make that final cut. Like my French???