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.