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3-Portrait Workshop – Quest for Likeness March 10 -13


Saturday, March 10 
Monday, March 12 
Tuesday, March 13 

This workshop will cover and review basics of portrait painting. There will be focus on the challenges of capturing a likeness in your portraits. We will demonstrate how to measure the facial proportions that give individual subjects their own special identities.

There will be demonstrations and colorful a/v presentations illustrated with lots of examples of famous artists who have mastered likenesses in their own unique ways. We will have multiple models pose so that you can experience the joys of painting directly from life. Often we have costumed models to make the poses and your paintings more vivid and interesting.


Gene Dillard will lead the workshop. He has years of experience as a professional portrait printer. And, years of expertise gained from a career in the graphic arts, where the skills for exactness are important and apply to the need for accuracy in creating likenesses in portrait painting.
See Gene’s bio here
The sessions will start at 9:00 each morning. At noon there will be a hour break for lunch. The afternoon session will last from 1:00 to 4:00. 
Saturday, March 10 9-4 PM 
Monday, March 12 9-4 PM 

Tuesday, March 13 9-4 PM.


The cost for the 3-Day workshop is $350. A $100 deposit will hold a spot for your. Space is limited, so the workshop will include only up to 5 participants allowing for a lot of individual instruction. The deposit and/or full payment can be easily made online here.

A detailed outline of the workshop will be provided after you register or upon request ahead of time. Also, a supply list will be be provided.

Important to know, you can bring a sack lunch or dine at one of the many colorful eateries in Downtown Plano.
Space is limited to 5 attendees, and
only two spots are still available.
If you have questions feel free to call 214-403-9171

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3-Day Portrait Workshop: Color May 19-21


May 19, 20, 21
Workshop lead by Gene Dillard
At Rail Station Studios  1013 15th Place, Plano, Texas 75074
9:00 am till 4:00 pm

Seems the most common challenge for aspiring (and sometimes accomplished) portrait painters is the mystery and mastery of color especially when it comes to skin tones. In this workshop we will not only study the theory of color but some very direct hands-on mixing techniques. The subtle blends of warm and cool temperatures can bring magic to a face because flesh color is not the color of flesh it it the color of light reflecting on a face…a very different idea.

We will be painting three different models, each with distinctly different skin tones. These exercises should be fun for both accomplished painters and those early in the struggle with color.

Cost for workshop is $300. A $100 deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. Payment can be made online at www.legacyportraitpainters.com  (WORKSHOPS)

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop Feb. 25


Special One-Day Portrait Workshop
D U E L I N G   E A S E L S
Gene Dillard and Don Mullins
February 25

This will be a unique one-day workshop. It will be primarily a day of
demonstration and instruction.
Gene and Don will paint a day-long portrait side by side from a live model.
Lots of commentary, explanation of process, tips on techniques, color mixing, the whole works.
Expect lots of banner back and forth between the two artists
…long term painter friends.
Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work and receive expert critiques.
They are also welcome to sketch or draw from the model (in dry media only).
The workshop is sponsored by the Plano Art Association
and a portion of the fees will go to support the organization.

The Plano Art Association Gallery
1013 15th Place #105
Downtown Plano, Texas 75074
(Adjacent to the DART Rail Station)

Date and Time
Saturday, February 25
9:00 AM till 4:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch…great lunch spots in Downtown Plano)

Fee and Registration
The fee is $100
To register, make payment and reserve your attendance, go to
www.dfwartworkshops.com and click on payment options.
Or email
and confirm that you will be attending and will pay at the door.


Workshop Leaders

Don Mullins www.donmullinsfineart.com
Don has a long string of awards and recognition including the
Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Artist’s Magazine,
Salon International, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art alumni show to name a few.
Trained at the prestigious Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Don lives in New Mexico with his wife Karen.
He conducts workshops in figurative art, painting and drawing.

Gene Dillard  www.legacyportraitpainters.com
Gene has conducted workshops and demos for a number or art clubs though
out Texas plus workshops at several universities.
He is on the board of directors of the Plano Art Association.
He manages the Rail Station Studio and Gallery in Downtown Plano.
He leads a weekly painting and drawing group that meets at the PAA gallery.
Gene is a resident of Plano with his wife Louise.

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“We the People” opens Nov. 1st; reception Nov. 10th

d-k-richardson_aquietmoment_12x9_pastel-sm“We the People”
November 1 – 23, 2016

8 am to 5 pm/Monday through Friday
An Evening with the Artist – Thursday, November 10, 2016/7 to 9 pm
Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 7

Featured Artists: Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America: Gene Dillard, Kathryn Holter, Michael Holter, Ken MacFarlane, DK Richardson, Gaye Sekula and Tim Woolsey. 2015 Keller’s Got Talent “Best in Show” and 2016 First Place – Oil Painting Award recipient Stefan Huyghe.

City of Keller, TX : Current Exhibit/

As we come together to elect a new president, the Keller Public Arts Program shares an exhibit of portraits which draws the viewer into the diversified citizenry that encompasses our societal melting pot. The Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America; Gene Dillard, Kathryn Holter, Michael Holter, Ken MacFarlane, DK Richarson, Gaye Sekula and Tim Woolsey, along with our own 2015 Keller’s Got Talent “Best in Show” and 2016 First Place – Oil Painting awards recipient, Stefan Huyghe bring their interpretations of the human face and its similarities and complexities to life through oil, acrylic, pastel and scratchboard media.  For more information, visit our website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts; contact 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.



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3-Day Portrait Workshop October 14, 15, 16


Gene Dillard will be conducting a 3-day workshop starting October 14. It is another in a series to help folks who are striving for adding to their skill set in mastering portraiture. Because everyone is working at different levels, I strive to provide assistance to help you reach your next level of competency. There are universal challenges we all face and we can all benefit from concentrated instruction and focus.

The workshop will include three full days of instruction and painting from live models.

The sessions will be held in my Rail Station Studio in the downtown Plano Arts District.

The total workshop fee is $300. A refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the workshop. The balance can be paid at the beginning of the workshop. To conveniently pay online, go to http://www.dfwartworkshops.com

The workshop will focus on all the proven techniques for achieving a likeness in your portraits. That means tackling the entire spectrum of challenges…from getting proportions right to the finesse needed to render skin tones and the landscape of faces. There will be demonstrations, visual presentations and lots of hands-on, one-on-one instruction. (More details to follow. Materials list will be provided when you sign up.)

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Gene Dillard 3-Day Portrait Workshop Dec. 11 – 13



3-Day Workshop focused on techniques to capture likeness in finished portraits.

December 11, 12 and 13

This workshop will be lead by Gene Dillard, who is an experienced art teacher recognized for his years of painting portrait commissions. This workshop will focus on some of the fine points of capturing a likeness in painted portraits. Sessions will include multiple models posing to be painted from life. As always great emphasis will be given to mastering values and managing color hue and intensity in flesh tones for portraits. This workshop is neither Level 1 or Level 2; it spans both levels because capturing likeness and portraying character is an ongoing challenge at all levels.

The workshop will be held at Rail Station Studios in the Downtown Arts District in Plano. 1013 15th Place, #101 Plano, 75074

The total workshop fee is $300. A refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the workshop. The balance can be paid at the beginning of the workshop. To conveniently pay online, go to www.dfwartworkshops.com If you have other questions call Gene Dillard at 214-403-9171.

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