Tag: Portraiture

Bringing Back Beloved Painting from Brink of Disaster

Conservation Rescue Mission to Save a Masterpiece It’s all blue in the art world of late. Crayola unveiled its latest bluetiful hue. Blue also means, hopefully, sweet success in the conservation world as the Huntington Library launches a two-year intensive restoration of Thomas Gainsborough’s beloved pre-teen idol portrait painting, The Blue Boy. Groundbreaking Science Painted in…

Women portraits: Painting by Kehinde Wiley.

In Honor of the Women’s March

All About the Women’s March, Portraits & Solidarity “Take what you want and leave the rest.” Wise words that hit home for me during times of confusion and unease, when soul-searching and questioning are pretty much all I seem to do. The Women’s March on Washington (and beyond!) on January 21, 2017 is, for many…

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Drawing Faces

I’ve always been an ardent fan of the profile portrait drawing. It reminds me of antique cameos, the profiles of emperors stamped on Roman coins, and 18th-century silhouettes. But learning how to draw a face in profile does come with its share of possible missteps, so here are a few portrait-drawing tips to keep in…