Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good."
Cennino Cennini

Friday, August 20, 2010


I've been teaching a pastel drawing class at the Fine Arts Institute for the last few weeks (it's a 6 week class).  The artists in the class are doing outstanding work.  Here are some of the pieces they have produced so far.  Well done!
 By Lani Pounders

By Lani Pounders

By Ashley Pool

By Caleb Mild

Lani working

By Ashley Pool

Caleb working

By Caleb Mild

By Sylvia Miller

Thursday, August 19, 2010


practiced making tints and shades of the three primary colors, three secondary colors and the tertiary colors.  These color strings are very well done with watercolor.  Mixing a range of tints and shades of all the hues in the spectrum is a wonderful practice.  You'll learn a great deal about color mixing.  Doing these studies will not replace your study of color from the live subject, but it will help to make you more familiar with your palette and the way colors interact with eachother. 
Primary Colors

Secondary Colors

Three of the tertiary colors


Some value poster studies from the Saturday class
 By Ashley Pool

By Carol  Hammontree

By Mimi Mason

By Linda Bebee

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FINALLY... a new post!

I haven't posted the student work for some time now, so I do apologize for the delay!  We're into our 8th week for both the beginning class on Tuesday evenings and for the Advanced Saturday class where we are studying the figure. Everyone is working very hard and it shows! Here are a few images of both classes.  

Saturday Figure Drawing and Painting - Drawing
 By Ella Moore

 By Shireen Boddy

 By Mimi Mason

Tuesday Drawing & Painting the Still Life - Color Poster Study
 By Susan McCallum

 By Valarie Naifeh

By Melodie Wheeler