Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 The Art of the Portrait Conference, Daniel Gerhartz

The final day of the Art of the Portrait Conference featured Daniel Gerhartz painting the beautiful Grace Arnold, daughter of artist, Carol Arnold. Notice Grace is able to hold her pose for this 3 hour demonstration. What a pro! Most of these photos were taken from the big screen, which is why the color and photos are askew. Still, I think you can see Dan's progress and get a good idea at the beauty of the final painting,

The Start


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

2016 The Art of the Portrait Conference, Everett Raymond Kinstler



Saturday morning began with an excellent presentation by Everett Raymond Kinstler entitled: Yesterday is Tomorrow. 
Everett Raymond Kinstler

Sunday afternoon we visited the National Portrait Gallery and Mr. Kinstler's painting of President Gerald R. Ford. 
President Gerald R. Ford

Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 The Art of the Portrait Conference, Rose Frantzen and Quang Ho

What a treat to watch Rose Frantzen and Quang Ho Paint the same model in their segment entitled Style/Personality: The Connection

Their Starts

Progress

The Images Emerge

Almost Done!

Quang Ho's Painting

Rose Frantzen's Painting

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 The Art of the Portrait Conference, Artist-to-Artist Face-Off

The Face-Off is one of the most exciting events at Conference. There are usually three artists painting one model and this is going on all throughout the room. Where else can you see so many of your favorite artists at work? 

Michelle Dunaway

Max Ginsburg

Quang Ho

Robert Liberace

Judith Carducci
To see more, please go to the Portrait Society of America Facebook Page


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2016 The Art of the Portrait Conference, Shout-Out to My Fellow Texas Artists

I have just returned from the 18th Annual Art of the Portrait Conference in Washington, D.C. There is so much to share, I hardly know where to begin.The next several posts will be dedicated to this event.  All four days were simply amazing! Hat's off to all who coordinated such a gigantic event. You did a wonderful job!

I would like to start by giving a big shout-out to my fellow Texas artists. It was so good to see all of you. My apologies to those I couldn't round up for the group photo. 
Our Texas Delegation

Friday, April 15, 2016

On My Easel

Here is another piece, a pastel,  currently on my easel. It is a 9"x 12" on Kitty Wallis Belgian Mist. This is the first time I have used Kitty Wallis paper and find it a coarser grit than I am used to. An advantage is it can take a lot of layering and would probably hold up quite well to underpainting with watercolor. I will look at it a little longer but am just about ready to call it done.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

On My Easel

Now that I have the room to spread out, I have several paintings in the works. This one is a 5"x 7" pastel on primed gatorboard. I am pleased with how it is coming along.