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I just finished teaching my ninth annual Holiday Art Cards workshop and I’m always a little surprised that students (who also. . . read more

Welcome to part 4 of my ongoing series on drawing a portrait in three quarter view. If you’re just now joining us, I. . . read more

As some of you already know, I work in both oils and colored pencils. My preferred method with oils is a personal adaptation of the Flemish technique, a seven-step process starting with a detailed drawing and going through color glazes and a detailed finishing layer.

It’s a classical method that is slow and careful, producing paintings with a rich, glowing color, life-like detail,. . . read more

The seasons are changing—which makes it a magnificent time to take a walk and see what your neighbor’s trees are up to. Their. . . read more

Earth tones are some of my favorite colors. (Yeah. I know—with all the bright, beautiful colors available in so many mediums,. . . read more

So far I've written Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on drawing a three quarter view portrait based on classical proportions. (If you haven’t read those yet, I encourage you to go back and read them. . . read more

Here’s a fun project for fright night! On graph paper, draw up some witches’ hats designs. You can see mine further down,. . . read more

In my previous article, I explained how to start a three quarter view portrait drawing based on classical proportions. (If you. . . read more

Earlier in this series I demonstrated how to make recipes and labels that brighten, organize, and beautify your kitchen. But sometimes it’s just as nice to. . . read more

I’ve never been much of a plein air artist, probably because the type of art I do most often requires time in the studio. Plus,. . . read more

When drawing from life, I often see art students do their best to depict the eyes, nose and mouth as they see them on a model. .. . . read more




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