Posts Tagged:#portrait

Student Paints Tribute Portrait of Her Grandfather

by Margaret Ames


Student Paints Tribute Portrait Here is one of my favorite students at our school. Her name is Regina Thorson. She is painting a tribute portrait in memory of her grandfather John Alexander Thorson. She came to us because her grandfather saw her drawings and knew she had an artistic side in her. John asked her…

All You David Bowie Fans, Take A Look At This!

by Margaret Ames

Wendi Siri, one of our fine portrait students, is working on a painting in memory of David Bowie. “I have to have a passion for the subject in order to paint it” she said. Since David Bowie passed away recently, it is nice to honor an artist in the musical field with visual arts. Wendy’s…

Melissa Eagan Successfully Creates a Portrait of her Friend’s Child

by Margaret Ames


Meet Melissa Egan who has successfully created a portrait of her friend’s child. The painting is called “Owen” and is painted in oils. Portraiture can be a contest of skill if you have never done it before. When you have a poor photo reference, there are greater challenges. Initially, Melissa had difficulty with the image…