Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pastel Portraits

Now that I have a few minutes, I thought I would bring everyone up to date on the pastel portrait demo that OPS, (that's Oklahoma Pastel Society) had last Monday conpliments of Dennis Parker.

He actually spent most of the time allotted explaining his teaching method and giving us all some great tips. You can see some evidence of that on the edges of the paper on the portrait.

The next photo shows Mitsuno Ishii Reedy (Google her) sketching Dennis. She is one of the most well know portrait artists in this part of the country and her portraits hang in the State Capitol and corporate offices.

At last with about 45 minutes to go Dennis decided he should maybe start getting some color on and stop having fun with the rest of us.

This is the finished portrait! We all had a great time and appreciate his generous time.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Greeting Cards

The demo went off without a hitch last night - I'm putting togething some pics and a few blow by blow commentary quips which I'll post when I get a little extra time.

In the meantime....have I mentioned lately that Sophie (that's one of my Italian Greyhounds) and I have a Greeting Card Store? Well, take a look....jeez, I hope this works....