My Favorite Books: Alla Prima by Richard Schmid

My Favorite Books: Alla Prima by Richard Schmid

About this time in 2011, I was taking an alla prima landscaping class with an incredible landscape painter and teacher, Paul Kratter, at the Academy of Art University. I was absolutely loving it, but I was still trying to figure out at the time why my MFA advisor was throwing me into all these fine arts classes….

All the Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Ivory Brushes

All the Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Ivory Brushes

So I finally got to use some of the Rosemary & Co brushes I got for Christmas! I will be reviewing just the Ivories this week, and for this first impression, I only ended up using two of the smaller brushes. I usually need more than that, but they were really easy to clean and with my limited palette, I just didn’t end up needing more…

Windy Girl

Windy Girl

I have had an epiphany, that I do not need to spend hours, let alone days on an oil painting to call it finished! I am really excited about this idea, that I can doodle in oil paints on inexpensive materials, and not be precious about…

Figure Drawing: May, 2015

Figure Drawing: May, 2015

Draw­ings from my last fig­ure draw­ing ses­sion — Again, a great model with a strong figure and sense of expression. As usual, we started out with fast poses for ges­ture draw­ing, and then the last hour and a half we had just one pose. I decided to do a portrait for the last session…