Category Archives: Class Notes

Currently taking a Portrait class at VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

I am currently (June-July 2015) taking a weekly class at the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts).  There is a live model at every class and I am focusing on drawing a portrait of the model in charcoal at this … Continue reading

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Last class this week at Visual Art Center

I have been taking a pastel class at the Visual Art Center and it has been a good class. Combination of instruction and studio class. Did not finish any works but did a number of studies. Think i will work … Continue reading

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Week 9 and 10 of class 11/10 and 11/17/11 (Last classes in Fall session)

I missed Week 8 of class and during the last two classes (Week 9 and 10) I worked on a copy of Monet’s “Woman with Parasol Turned Left.”   Week 9 I did not take the “Piano” picture (prior posting) because … Continue reading

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Week 2 – 09/21/11

During this class I started to paint with the pastels.  I try to work from darks to lights.  As I use a color I put it in a separate box so when I need it again later in the process … Continue reading

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Week 1 of class 09/17/11

During Week 1 of this class session each person in the class talked about what they were going to paint or showed a couple of pictures they were thinking about.  We are all working from a photograph.   In making our … Continue reading

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Notes from Class on Thursday 6/9/11

Teacher: Linda Working on the fourth cat picture in a series (click on Gallery #1 to see first third cat pictures).  This will probably be the final cat for a while. Lessons learned or re-learned last night: 1.  Do the … Continue reading

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