Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Want to paint in oil? Learn to paint in acrylic first! Why? The paint dries easily within a range from five to fifteen minutes. If a passage is not quite up to snuff in terms of color, value, rendering or whatever, it can quickly be painted over without waiting a week for the paint to dry!! Yep, learn the ropes of opaque painting and then segue to oil (if you want! - you may want to stick with acrylic like me).
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Last Friday (Feb. 6). I had the honor to participate in a three-artist, live watercolor portrait exhibition put on by the Oakmont Art Association in Santa Rosa, California. Christopher Schink (publisher of "The Palette Magazine"), Myrna Wacknov (AWS and NWS), and yours truly spent two hours painting a female model by the name of Juanita. Afterward we each did a Powerpoint presentation about our art. Outside the auditorium, the rain came down in buckets, but more than a hundred plus people showed up to see us do our thing. Great fun and definitely three different takes on Juanita!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
One of my last watercolor portrait studies before I leave for Santa Rosa, California this coming Friday to join Myrna Wachnov and Christopher Schink for a live watercolor portrait painting exhibition next Friday, Feb. 6. I'll post photos of this event sometime during the week following.