Tag Archives: girls

Beginning Portrait Drawing at Crossroads Art Center

30 Apr

Lillie best portrait

 

Can’t even draw a stick figure? You can do that and more! This class will take absolute beginners to art through steps toward drawing portraits accurately. Drawing from photos, students will be taught technical skills and make numerous studies focusing on a different part of the face. At the end it will all be brought together for a final portrait. Materials will be limited to graphite pencil on paper and will be supplied by the teacher. All you have to do is show up!

 

Wednesday, May 6–June 10, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $170. Ages 14 through adult.
Contact: Rebecca Taylor,  rebecca.taylor.art@gmail.com

Beginning Portrait Drawing at Crossroads Art Center

14 Apr

mary best portrait

“Mary”, graphite

Beginning Portrait Drawing with Rebecca Taylor

Wednesday, May 6–June 10, 2015  |  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Can’t even draw a stick figure? You can do that and more! This class will take absolute beginners to art through steps toward drawing portraits accurately. Drawing from photos, students will be taught technical skills and make numerous studies focusing on a different part of the face. At the end it will all be brought together for a final portrait. Materials will be limited to graphite pencil on paper and will be supplied by the teacher. All you have to do is show up!

Fee: $170. Ages 14 through adult.

Contact: Rebecca Taylor, 804.622.5816 or rebecca.taylor.art@gmail.com

Baby Lillie’s First Halloween

25 Mar

baby lillie one line drawing halloween

Journal Page, Mixed media, One line drawing

 

I have listed new art classes at the nature center. Check out my welcome page!

Self Portrait 1999

3 Jun

self portrait 2 oil on glass - Copy

“Self Portrait, 1999”, Oil on glass

I’m feeling a bit sad today. The past two weeks have been a struggle to frame the five portraits (including the one above) that were accepted to hang in a local restaurant. It’s been a lot of work, frustration, time, and money I don’t really have. I just received information stating that the restaurant is “closing for a couple of months”.  Ultimately what that means, I don’t know.

 

Now comes the part where I try to look on the bright side.

1. I was brave enough to ask if I could exhibit.

2. Someone said yes to me!

3. I got a lot of practice cutting glass and assembling frames.

4. These pieces deserved to be framed ages ago. Now they are officially complete.

5. They are ready for me to approach someone else and hang immediately with no more effort.

 

I will be sad for a little while. It’s ok to be disappointed. But I will try to remember  the 5 positives above and put one foot in front of the other and keep on going.

 

 

 

Girl Unfinished

16 Apr

Girl, Unfinished

“Girl” unfinished, oil on canvas,     2′  x  4′

I swear I must have ADD; I have  so much unfinished work!  I hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous day. I am cooking, listening to vinyl records, and preparing to paint a seascape of Acadia National Park.

Steady, Now

21 Nov

holding hands

Drawn using the bent grid system.

17″  x  14″    colored pencil

Silver Vinyl Fishnets

13 Nov

silver vinyl fishnets

 

Silver Vinyl Fishnets

I was playing around with mixed media on this one. I think it is quite funny.

SCARY Self Portrait

31 Oct

scary self portrait

 

Here is a FRIGHTENING attempt at a self portrait painted many years ago. I often times call this one “Gorilla Girl”. I thought it would be very appropriate for Halloween. Have a  fun evening everyone!

Girl With Guitar (original sketch)

27 Sep

girl with guitar sketch     Girl With Guitar

I definitely like the painting much better!

Unsuccessful Start

11 Sep

unsuccessful start

 

self portrait disaster!       I still like it, though  🙂

soft pastel