Northern Neck Artisan Trail · Productivity · Reference Photos · Technique

Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos

I’ll be demonstrating how I take my bird photos and then doctor them up using Photoshop all day this coming Saturday as part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail’s Second Saturday Program. Professional artists who work from photos use photos they have taken themselves. Sometimes those photos need a little help with cropping, fixing camera… Continue reading Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos

Northern Neck Artisan Trail · oil painting · Step-by-step · Technique

A Demonstration on Second Saturday

As part of the Second Saturday monthly events for the Northern Neck Artisan Trail, I’ve decided to do some sort of demonstration or mini-class each month from 10 am until 4 pm. On January 12, 2019, I will offer a bird painting demonstration. Starting with discussing how I prepare my panels and set up my… Continue reading A Demonstration on Second Saturday

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Notan and Electronics

I learned some cool stuff yesterday at the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society Meeting. We had a program about the importance of making notans as part of the preparation needed to create successful paintings (in any media). And our instructor, Robin Caspari, gave us some really neat tricks to use on our electronic devises. I’ve known about… Continue reading Notan and Electronics