Sunday, November 16, 2008

Solo Show at the University Club, Phoenix, AZ - Dec. 4th - Jan. 31st

I'll be having a solo show at the University Club in Phoenix from December 4th, 2008 through January 31st, 2009. I'll be showing some of my landscapes, still lifes and portraits. I hope you can come - I'd love to meet more of my blog readers. The photo above is the interior of the club (built in 1917 as a residence).

The Opening Reception is:

Thursday, December 4th, 2008
5:30pm - 7:00pm
University Club of Phoenix
39 E. Monte Vista, Phoenix, AZ

Hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar available
RSVP to Helga or 602.254.5408

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Some Drawings From Henry Yan's Workshop

I was able to go to a few days of Henry Yan's workshop in Scottsdale last week. Henry has a wonderfully expressive style which is fully explained in his book (see his website at ). I'm posting a couple of my drawings; the first is a twenty minute pose and the second is a three hour pose.

Monday, March 10, 2008

August Roses

I donated my painting August Roses to the Scottsdale Artists' School Beaux Arts Bash, the school's annual fundraiser. This year the Bash will be held on Saturday, April 26th.

I have been going to the Bash for many years and have collected quite a few good pieces by some of my favorite artists who have taught at the School over the years. Here's a link to the Bash for more information:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A "Portrait Trade" Blogsite

I read about this in a recent article and I thought it sounded like a good idea: people get together and draw each other. The blogsite that is encouraging the swapping is run by an artist named Rama Hughes at

Artists at all levels of training can benefit from this concept. At a recent workshop, Bill Whitaker suggested this idea to his class: line up an artist friend and set a timer for 30 minute intervals: you paint your friend for the first period and then your friend paints you. No expensive models, no long model breaks.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Painting Children at Scottsdale Artists School

We are halfway through the class - the models are terrific (and so are the students). Here is Shannon on the model stand.