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Workshop Instructions

We are going to the World of Color at the Dulles Washington Hilton Nov 12-15, 2014. We are pleased to make our 10 best workshops of the last 2 years available for purchase. Workshop InstructionsEach set of workshop instructions contains a full size drawing of the project for transferring , the  color list of all the colors of pastel used to complete the project and detailed instructions with step by step photos of the painting as it progresses from beginning to end. We will offer these for $20 plus $5 shipping and handling. We will also have light gray velour paper available for sale at WOCE.

If you would like any of these projects just send me an email.

If you are at WOCE on Nov 13-15, stop by our booth and say “hello”!!

How to Price Your Art

There are many aspects to pricing art.

Alan Bamberger provides answers in the following article.

We I have used his methods with much success. Let me know if you liked it.



How to Improve Your Artwork.

Daniel Edmondson tells you how to improve your artwork in the attached video and PDF file that he makes available. Good stuff!

Let’s face it, marketing bad artwork makes it tough to be successful. I’m not an artist, but if you want to have a chance to have successful marketing, step one is having good art to show.

I hope you enjoy the video and take his suggestions.  Let me know if you like it.



Bare Back Rider continued 2

I have spent the day beginning the young lady in the painting today. First, I decided to work out my colors on a separate drawing of the woman. I used mostly Giraults with a few Rembrandts and NuPastels. In the cool areas on her back I used a glaze of lavender. It worked well for graying down the skin. Here’s the first drawing.Girl

I felt good about my color combinations so I proceeded with the painting. Tomorrow I will finish her body.US 6

Bare Back Rider Continued

I have continued to work on this painting of the horse and girl. Choosing colors is always a challenge. It is important to find what works for each painting. I have favorite colors that I use over and over but they are not always the best choice.  It takes several layers of brown and other colors to develop a deep rich color for the horse. I also wanted to use cooler colors in the mane on the top of his head because it reflects the sky.

Here’s my work so far:

US 4 US 5


working on the young lady today and will post those pictures soon.