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3-Day Portrait Workshop with Gene Dillard starting soon!


This workshop will cover and review basics of portrait painting. There will be focus on the issue of “if, when and how” to use photo reference in painting portraits. The gold standard for portrait painting is to paint strictly form life.

However, on many occasions, it is helpful to augment live sittings
with photo reference. The proper creation and use of
such photos is not as easy as one might think.
We will work through the process of getting the best photo reference
and then how to best use it in your paintings. Live models will be present
all three days for painting-form-life and photo reference.

Gene Dillard will lead this very useful workshop.
Cost is $300.
A $100 deposit will hold your place in the workshop.
Space is limited to 5 attendees, and only one spot is still available.
You can make your deposit at workshop.
If you have questions feel free to call 214-403-9171
Gene Dillard


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(formerly Michael Holter Studio)

Submitted by GENE DILLARD. Email: gene@legacyportraitpainters.com

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Figure drawing classes and workshops at Hull Art Academy

Hull Art Academy offers figure drawing courses and open model sessions for local artists and students. Option to pay per semester or as you go with drop-in rates. Classic training for creative artists

1404 W Hebron Pkwy Suite 100, Carrollton, TX 75010  972) 394-6111  http://hullartacademy.com

The Hull Art Academy is locally owned and operated by Mary Kearney Hull. Mary attended school at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and holds a degree in art from the University of Central Arkansas. She teaches classical skills and conceptual art for a total well rounded package of skills and creativity. Mary’s artwork has been shown around the country and was recently apart of the 2017 International Women’s Works and also exhibited at the Reese Museum and many more. She has had work published in Poet and Artists international art magazine and the “Nature Inspired” international art book.

Submitted by Hull Art Academy. Email: maryhull@hullartacademy.com

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2018 Workshops at The Artists Showplace Gallery

This year, come study with some of the best teaching artists in the country!

For details or to register, visit www.theartists
or call the gallery at 972-233-1223. We are located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho.


Oil: Unifying a Painting
Cecy Turner
January 23-25, 2018
Acrylic Abstract
Jo Moncrief
February 21-24, 2018
Flow in Watercolor
Stephen Zhang
March 6-9, 2018
Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Paintings
David Kessler
April 18-21, 2018
Portraiture in Oil
Xiang Zhang
May 2-5, 2018
$475 (includes 2 live models per day)
Pleasing Color Combinations
Mark Whitmarsh
September 20-22, 2018
Oil and Cold Wax
Kathy Elliott
Oct 17-20, 2018
Watercolor and Charcoal Pour
Karen Knutson
November 1-4, 2018

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Texas Chapter of Portrait Society of America “Face-Off” Oct. 21

The Texas Chapter of the Portrait Society of America invites you to a

“Face-off” in Carrollton, TX. Enjoy watching six artists paint one model at the same time!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 5-8pm

Hull Art Academy, 1404 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton TX 972-394-6111 hullartacademy.com

Free to the public and refreshments served.

Artists: Steve Ko, Barbara Schaffner Hack, Linda Manus Smith, Deborah Allison, Joanna Mann, Aanstasiy Chybireva


Submitted by Hull Art Academy. Email: maryhull@hullartacademy.com

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Association of Grand Prairie Artists October 2nd Meeting – Sarah Graham demo

The next meeting of AGPA will be this Monday, October 2nd at 6:30pm at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
This month we will feature a demonstration by Sarah Graham (  SarahGrahamArt.com).   She is a gifted watercolorist who likes to paint expressive portraits and dramatic landscapes.

Sarah currently lives and paints in Dallas and is known for her sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Houghton College and also studied art and portraiture in Italy. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows such as Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition and Society of Watercolor Artist’s International Exhibition.   She loves to take the train into the city and watch people or go “exploring” with her sketchbook.   Some of Sarah’s work is attached.
Other Business:
We will discuss options for the art objects to be sold in fall fund raising project which is used to raise prize money for the Grand Prairie ISD Student Art Contest.
The AGPA meets at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce at 900 Conover Street.   Meetings are open to the public at no charge.   Visitors are welcome.   Visit our website at www.gpartists.org  .

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Portrait Painting Workshop with Michael O’Keefe and Bonny Leibowitz

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Portrait Painting Workshop
Instructors:  Michael O’Keefe and Bonny Leibowitz
Please contact Michael O’Keefe if you’d like to sign up:
Friday, April 28th, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 12:30-3:30pm
Sunday, April 30th, 2017, 12:30-3:30pm
Participants will have 9hrs of instruction from two artists with different insights and approaches to seeing and painting.  Participants will have access to two models sitting back to back so that all will have a good point of view and will be able to incorporate two figures into their composition, if they choose to do so. All will use oil paint. This workshop is ideal for the drawer wanting to move into painting, the painter wanting to work from life, or the artist that wants in-depth instruction.  We will discuss likeness, the form and anatomy of the head, value a means to create form and space, and color.
Cost: $265
A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance ($165) due by April1st.  In the event of a cancelation after April 1st, $155 will be refunded (balance less a $10 processing fee) if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information below.
Please contact Michael O’Keefe if you’d like to sign up:
Michael O’Keefe
You may also like to consider:
Anatomy For Artists (The Head)
Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
Sunday, February 19th, 2017, 12:30-3:30pm
Participants will have an in-depth look at the anatomy of the human head so as to become better figurative drawers, painters or sculptors.  Participants will examine the head through the use of visual references and through touch.  Participants will discuss the primary forms of the head that are necessary to express a comprehensive form.  Participants will also examine the primary features (eyes, mouth, nose) and how to incorporate them into the larger form of the whole head.
Cost: $60
Payment in full holds your spot.  In the event of a cancelation, $50 will be refunded (balance less a $10 processing fee) if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information below.
Bonny Leibowitz
The Bonny Studio

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080

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Drawberry.com – Get your memories hand-painted on canvas: a database of artist portfolios

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Get your memories hand-painted on canvas…

A new online platform at Drawberry.com is launched to bring together artists and customers from all over the world and offer them an easy way to find each other and strike deals on custom hand painting from photos.

An Australian software developing company with over 8 years history and a great reputation in the system utilities market has just launched a brand-new startup, Drawberry.com. Drawberry is a website that lets professional artists from all over the world sign up and offer their custom picture painting services. At the same time it lets customers from any country upload their photos and get bids from international talent on creating custom paintings from those photos.

Drawberry plans to continuously expand its database of painters willing to offer painting-from-photo services in different artistic genres, styles and media. Using the Drawberry platform is free to both artists and customers. The service offers a high level of security by having all monetary transactions processed through PayPal.

Customers can upload a photo they want turned into a professional painting, specify their requirements and preferences, and wait for artists to bid on the job. Once bids come in, the customer may look through them and choose an artist to work with. Completed work can be previewed before getting shipped and modifications may be requested when necessary. Photos do not have to be portraits only. Customers may request paintings of their favorite natural scenery, cityscape, scenes from sports competitions, family gatherings or anything else that might be in a photo.

Artists can upload samples of their work into an online portfolio, describe their techniques, style and the type of paintings they like to work on. They can then browse through orders and select the ones they would like to bid on. Drawberry offers a private messaging system that allows artists and customers to  communicate while work on the painting is being done, which helps them clarify various questions that may arise and get a final result that satisfies customer expectations.

“The team behind Drawberry has a few art buffs who pushed the idea of this service as something that would help a lot of people on a global scale,” – says Anna Lind of Drawberry. “Knowing that community plays an increasingly important role online, we decided to create one that would be fun and useful at the same time. Now street artists of Paris may be available to paint your portrait even if you live in Vancouver BC or Sydney. When you think of it, that’s simply incredible, and we hope the idea catches on with other art buffs around the world.”

More information about Drawberry is available at drawberry.com or on the company’s Facebook page.

Submitted by Natallie. Email: info@drawberry.com

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Roberta Mallard Portrait Demo at Dutch Art June 13

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Roberta Mallard Portrait Demo
at Dutch Art Gallery, 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas TX 75238 214-348-7350 http://dutchartgallery.net/

Sat., June 13, 2015 11-5

for more on Roberta see http://robertamallard-localcolor.com/

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