Thursday, February 14, 2019

Studio Incamminati, Houston!

WONDERFUL workshop opportunity.. east coast to 3rd coast!! Studio Incamminati in your town! Visiting instructor Ja Fang Lu will be teaching. Visit to register!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Announcing Art Classes with Brenda Hash, PSA

To save your spot send your deposit to the teacher's contact information listed on the fliers. 


Brenda Hash,PSA Fine Art & Portraiture

Fort Bend Art Center
2012 Avenue G,  Rosenberg, TX 77471

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Renaissance Masters’ Oil Painting Workshop: Verdaccio Underpainting & Glazing

D.K. Richardson will be teaching a Renaissance Masters’ Oil Painting Workshop: Verdaccio Underpainting & Glazing.  Five and a half days at Degallery in College Station, Texas, November 11-16, 2018. Students of all levels accepted - no experience required. We will cover use of a grid, contour drawing, mixing a value range in green for the underpainting, mixing glazes for the final layers, controlling paint application, and adding beautiful detail.    

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nancy Boren in the Spotlight!

Congratulations to Nancy Boren of winning Best of Show twice in a row!

Here is an excerpt from her recent email that I think you will all enjoy. 
"I am so thrilled!! The model for Spring Pink is my friend who is the mother of the young woman who posed for Queen of the Mirabella."

Below are both of her award-winning paintings. 
Congratulations Nancy! 
You make Texas proud!

"Spring Pink" by Nancy Boren
Best of Show
American Impressionist Society 2018
"Queen of the Mirabella" by Nancy Boren
Best fo Show
PSoA Texas Members Exhibition 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fredericksburg, Texas: Acrylic Portrait Workshop with Chantel Barber

Capturing Character In The Acrylic Portrait
November 12-16, 2018
Tuition $525 plus $30 model fee
This comprehensive five day workshop is designed to share tips and techniques learned from over twenty-five years of working in the acrylic medium. Chantel’s gentle teaching style will enrich the painting skills of beginners and advanced artists alike as she demonstrates painting the portrait from reference photos, without losing the energy and vitality of working from life.
Chantel will also demonstrate painting the portrait from a model and share valuable insight into the differences between working from life versus photos. 
Students will learn: essential acrylic materials and how to use them, what photographs make the best references for portrait painting, editing (what you leave out is just as important as what you keep in), color mixing tips, and techniques for working from a model. Students will also learn the importance of edges when working in acrylic. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs for the reference photo portion of the workshop (Chantel will have some on hand if needed). Oil painters are welcome and can benefit from techniques taught.
Chantel’s passion for art began flourishing at age 12 when she was mentored under local San Diego artists. She continued to study art, largely self-taught, while living in Newport, Rhode Island and Keflavik, Iceland. While enrolled in a college art course, a fellow student introduced her to acrylic paints, and she soon found it to be a medium dominated by abstract art. But her first love was portraiture for which she found little advice. As she dreamed of perfecting her skills as an acrylic portrait artist, Chantel continued to learn from professional oil painters and translated their teachings into acrylic techniques. All the while, she remained active in local art communities, including serving as President of Artists’ Link in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 2006, Chantel opened her own art business called Chantel's Originals near Memphis Tennessee. Chantel soon benefited from workshops and demonstrations with outstanding artists including Dawn Whitelaw, Michael Shane Neil, Suzie Baker, and Marc Hanson. Chantel is currently the National Coordinator of the State Ambassador program for the Portrait Society of America, and is also a member of The Chestnut Group, and the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society.
Chantel has been featured in solo art shows and juried exhibitions. Her award winning paintings are in private and public collections throughout the United States and overseas. Her work is published in Acrylic Artist magazine, American 
Art CollectorSouthwest ArtThe Artist’s MagazineFine Art Connoisseur, International Artist and several books. She regularly blogs at Chantel resides in Bartlett, Tennessee where she teaches online and in workshops throughout the United States and Canada.