Tag Archives: portrait

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

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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.

 

 

 

Dave-O

27 May

DaveO soft pastel on board

“Dave-O”,  soft pastel on board

Happy sunny day to you all,

Thanks to all how sent me positive vibes! I was accepted to hang my portraits in a local restaurant! I am a bit nervous, though, because I haven’t heard from the restaurant owner for awhile. I’m  getting antsy not knowing  on which date I will be hanging.

Meanwhile, I am framing like a mad man, and it’s quite a struggle. I feel like I am taking the measurements correctly, but when the time comes to put the pieces together they don’t match up. I’m also having difficulty cutting the glass, there’s been a lot aof breakage and money wasted that I don’t have- and I know how to cut glass because I used to do it for a living! Many tantrums are going to be thrown if this doesn’t start going more smoothly for me.

Above is a portrait that was not chosen to hang….

Enjoy your day!

Jay

15 May

Jay soft pastel on paper

 

“Jay”   18″  x  24″    soft pastel on paper

Happy May 15th everyone. I became really brave recently and asked the owner of a groovy little cafe if he’d be interested in hanging my art. I have submitted 8 portraits to him for his approval, above is one of them. It would be great to receive positive vibes from everybody….Many people may not realize what a scary step this can be for some people (people like me ;)).

Enjoy the warmth!

 

Museum Sketch

21 Oct

egyptian face

 

A live sketch from an ancient Egyptian sculpture.

graphite

My Girl Sunny Day

2 Oct

sunny

 

“My Girl Sunny Day”

Acrylic Paint on paper

9″  x 12″

 

Jonquil Contessa inspired me to post this little painting of my doggie. Very folk artsy, huh?

Check out her beautiful journal page here http://junquemail.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/cysco/#comments

 

Lord Nataraja

2 Oct

lord nataraja

 

Lord Nataraja

digital photograph

Unsuccessful Start

11 Sep

unsuccessful start

 

self portrait disaster!       I still like it, though  🙂

soft pastel