Oil portrait painting studies

It’s all about oil!

Hey there again, if you have been following me on instagram (@anstaylorart), you might have noticed that there’s a lot of oil painting going on lately. I have been taking oil portrait classes since fall, and have recently visited a figurative oil painting studio group (painting live from a model), which I plan to be frequenting on a regular base now. What challenge, and also fun, to try to capture the features of a model in the short intervals between the breaks! Not to mention the exchange with the other artists.

All of this has enforced my love for oils… which had already been my favorite medium this last year: finally I’m able to keep paints and canvases in my own little space (moving from continent to continent with the military did not provide many opportunities, e.g. since oil paints are classified as hazardous materials and won’t ship overseas…). There’s another workshop coming up, and I have been able to increase my hours reserved for painting. So… I hope you like oil as much as I do. Give me your feedback in the comments! And follow me on instagram at anstaylorart, if you haven’t done it yet.Oil portrait painting studies

Kids art at the Prescott gateway mall

Kid’s art this Saturday at BLOOM boutique

Sat Dec 2nd, 11-4 pm: Join us for our Art Saturday at the BLOOM family Boutique in the Prescott mall! I’ll bring my local Prescott Xmas cards, kid‘s cards, prints and some original art, along with my easel and an oil-painting in process :) Watch and ask questions, and get yourself some unique Christmas gifts  :)Kids art at the Prescott gateway mall

I have been excited about this event: it gave me an excuse to prepare and paint some colorful children’s illustrations. Sometimes there’s just not enough cute and quirky in my daily art :D Please come by and say Hi. Use the opportunity to snatch some of my local Christmas cards, if you haven’t made it to the Ian Russel gallery on the square yet, get your custom animal portrait order in before christmas, admire and shop the amazing selection of kid’s clothes and things at the BLOOM boutique. Support your local artist, and see you at the Gateway mall, Saturday Dec 2nd 11-4pm!

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