Welcome to the world, Baby Everett!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD, BABY EVERETT!

Baby Everett Anthony arrived August 20 at 2:40 a.m.. He was 9 lbs, 6 oz. (which explains the total misery towards the end of my pregnancy!),...

All About Oil Painting Panels

ALL ABOUT OIL PAINTING PANELS

If you are a beginning oil painter, the vast world of painting surfaces and substrates can be quite overwhelming, especially when your...

 
 
 
Home Str

HOME STR

Just a couple more weeks until we meet Baby Boy... and I am trying to work like crazy, while showing myself grace and patience. The...

The Lincoln Portrait: An In-Depth Look at the Artist's Process

THE LINCOLN PORTRAIT: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE ARTIST'S PROCESS

"The Second Inaugural Address" by Anna Rose Bain 48 x 38 inches Oil on linen 2018 Collection of Goldenview Classical AcademyGolden,...

 
 
 
Approaching the Canvas with Confidence

APPROACHING THE CANVAS WITH CONFIDENCE

Last weekend was the much-anticipated "Art of the Portrait" conference in Reston, VA, and this year the Portrait Society celebrated...

Dirty Brushes & Dirty Diapers: Finding Balance in Painting & Parenting

DIRTY BRUSHES & DIRTY DIAPERS: FINDING BALANCE IN PAINTING & PARENTING

As promised, I will continue answering some of the questions I received a few weeks ago when I posted about my upcoming demo at the...

 
 
 
The Need for Art

THE NEED FOR ART

Art is a calling. Some of us also choose to make it a career, but it's not a career in the traditional sense of the word (i.e. work...

All About Models

ALL ABOUT MODELS

On April 20, I will be painting a main stage portrait demo alongside Quang Ho at the Portrait Society of America's 20th annual "Art...

 
 
 
Adventures and Accolades

ADVENTURES AND ACCOLADES

2017 has been quite a year. As the new year approaches, I inevitably look back and reflect on all the changes that have taken place...

Rest from the Noise

REST FROM THE NOISE

Okay, it's been a while since I've posted and I'm going to be vulnerable with you. I've had a lot of noise in my life lately. There...

 
 
 
A Healthy Summer: Painting and. Crossfit

A HEALTHY SUMMER: PAINTING AND. CROSSFIT

August already... it has flown by, but this summer has been a good one. I kicked the season off with a trip to Dallas in June to teach...

Epiphany: On Music and Breaking the "Rules"

EPIPHANY: ON MUSIC AND BREAKING THE "RULES"

This post was recently published on the OPA blog , but I thought I'd also share it here. :-) I am a professional artist, but what some...

 
 
 
I SEE YOU: The Art of Capturing a Likeness

I SEE YOU: THE ART OF CAPTURING A LIKENESS

I've been thinking a lot over the past month about a comment I received more than once while painting my Face Off demo at the Portrait...

The "Art of the Portrait" 2017

THE "ART OF THE PORTRAIT" 2017

I returned home from Atlanta late Sunday night, April 23... and I'm still recovering. Actually, I just haven't had much time to write,...

 
 
 
News so Good it Made Me Cry

NEWS SO GOOD IT MADE ME CRY

This week I found out that "A Fleeting Moment" was selected as a finalist in the Portrait Society's international competition! This...

Recent Happenings

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Where has the year gone already? My goal was to live this year with intention and yet somehow, blogging ended up getting cut from the...

 
 
 

"CONFERENCE INSIDER" FOR THE PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA

As promised, here is the article I've been working on for the Portrait Society. I think it's worth sharing beyond the audience of the...

Goals for 2017

GOALS FOR 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is well under way, and it already looks promising. There's something about New Year's that gives me a renewed...

 
 
 
Let the Dead Paintings Die

LET THE DEAD PAINTINGS DIE

There is great power in the spoken word. As a lover of words - especially beautiful words - I've always known this. But the older I...

Print or Original?

PRINT OR ORIGINAL?

We all want to own original art, but sometimes prints are more affordable, and perhaps more readily available if the original has already...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Fujifilm GFX 50R is a 51.4MP Medium Format Rangefinder-style Mirrorless

Fujifilm GFX 50R is a 51.4MP Medium Format Rangefinder-style Mirrorless

Fujifilm has announced the new GFX 50R, a new medium format mirrorless camera that features a compact, rangefinder-style body that's reminiscent of famous medium format film... Read more ...

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic has announced the development of its first two mirrorless cameras: the Lumix S1R and S1. As part of the newly revealed L-Mount Alliance , the two cameras will feature... Read more ...

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

Lightbox - Jorge Hernandez Architect in Venice 2018 from PLANE-SITE on Vimeo. The European Culture Center's Time Space Exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2018 features a new... Read more ...

Senior-Citizen University of Fengxian / Atelier GOM

Senior-Citizen University of Fengxian / Atelier GOM

© CreatAR Architects: Atelier GOM Location: Hua Yuan Lu, Fengxian Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Lead Architect: Jiajing Zhang Design Team: Wenbin Xu, Cong Xu Area: 39458.0 m2 Project... Read more ...

Abstract Paintings by Prakornpatara JanthakhaisornPrakornpatara

Abstract Paintings by Prakornpatara JanthakhaisornPrakornpatara

Abstract Paintings by Prakornpatara Janthakhaisorn Prakornpatara Janthakhaisorn is an artist born in 1972, Thailand, recently living and working in Chiang Mai, the northern... Read more ...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban Paintings Fine Art Painting "Times Square" by Debra Hurd

Cityscape, New York, Time Square 36"x24" Oil on Canvas/sold Fine Art Prints of this Painting are Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban Paintings Fine Art Painting "Times Square" by Debra Hurd

Cityscape, New York, Time Square 36"x24" Oil on Canvas/sold Fine Art Prints of this Painting are Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Nakamata / Schemata Architects

Nakamata / Schemata Architects

© Shinya Kigure Architects: Schemata Architects Location: Chiyoda, Ora District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka Project Team: Takuya Sakamoto Area... Read more ...

Itscolossal:Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea

Itscolossal:Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea

Itscolossal : Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga Read more ...

"Creamsicle" Modern Abstract Textured Mixed Media Painting from the Sweet...

"Creamsicle" Modern Abstract Textured Mixed Media Painting from the Sweet Things Series by Lisa McKinney Kreymborg

"Creamsicle" Modern Abstract Textured Mixed Media Painting from the Sweet Things Series by Lisa McKinney Kreymborg11 x 14 x 2 on Canvas lisakreymborg.com instagram.com/lisa... Read more ...