Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Melanie Sage's portrait after John Singer Sargent from a
previous "Not Just a Pretty Face" class

Happy New Year to all! I hope the year is starting out well for you. I am delighted to report that my computer is fixed! My daughter's friend kindly retrieved my files and put in a temporary hard drive. Now I need to get a new one and an external drive so I can back up my files. I don't need any more convincing about that! Thanks, Abe, for saving me!

Other good news: I will be teaching two classes at Art and Soul Retreat, Portland 2010. Yay!

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to make art! Join us for "Not Just a Pretty Face" on January 24. Here's the info:

January 24, 2010 11-4:30
80. All supplies included.
What Leonardo and Van Gogh knew: Learning to paint faces is all about learning to see! Choose faces painted by great artists to work from, discovering your own style as you go. Leave with several practice studies and at least one finished painting that you will be thrilled to hang on the wall. No previous experience needed!

To inspire you, here are a few paintings by students in past classes. Most of these are by students who'd never painted a face before. You can do it!

Holly's portrait after Matisse

Anniko's portrait after Anguissola

Mary's portrait after a Byzantine artist

How are you starting out the New Year? What are your goals?
Let me know, I'm interested!


Melanie said...

This was a great class, Serena!

Here's my unsolicited rave:
If you're reading this and is on the fence, go for it. Painting faces scared the hell out of me, and I felt much more ok about them at the end of this class. :) And Serena is a comforting spirit, which helps greatly.

Serena Barton said...

Thanks, Melanie!