Painting Portraits - Simplified
For several years I have begun the practice of creating a small painting a week following a particular theme. As a practicing artist I have found that working in series is great for so many reasons…not only to increase my skills and to challenge myself but also to have a focus and to learn to speak more clearly about what I do. It’s also great to try new methods of working and new materials. Last year my youngest daughter encouraged me to focus on portraits as I hadn’t really worked on them since college a long, long time ago and so I began to paint the women who had impacted me in some way, titled ‘Heroes’. Each week on my website I shared their images, their words and the story of how they influenced me. (They can be viewed under the portfolio on my website.) This workshop is a simplified version of creating portrait paintings.