Archive: June 2014 - Brenda Hash, PSA

There’s a First Time for Everything

There’s a First Time for Everything

Just a short note to brag about my students. This past weekend I held a two-day portrait workshop. We painted from a live model and worked on one long pose. Teaching is such a treat for me. I learn so much from other artists, and I just love being around them and exchanging ideas. This picture doesn’t show the whole class, but I managed to catch most of them. It was one student’s first attempt at a portrait, and she chose to come and work from a live model. That is true courage! That is what it takes to grow in your artistic endeavor. It was also our model’s first time to model, and she was AWESOME! I passed around samples of my new favorite oil color, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Daniel Smith. So, everyone experienced a first time to use that color. What new thing have you tried lately? You’re never to old for a first time.

Kelly – Late in the Game

Kelly – Late in the Game

Typically, I would not have waited this late in the game to decide on the color of the background or add some suggestion of the hair color. These elements play an important role in getting the color and values right in the skin, but here we are. I’ve been playing around with a new color on my palette, Read more...

Kelly – Famous Last Words

Kelly – Famous Last Words

You know what they say about famous last words…Well, my day started out thinking I would just whip out Kelly’s neck and chest area. How hard could it be? Well…three days later, Read more...

Kelly – Looking Into Her Eyes

Kelly – Looking Into Her Eyes

I wanted to share an update on Kelly’s portrait. I’m staying in the light, not that I’m afraid of the dark or anything. It’s just that Read more...

Portrait of Kelly

Portrait of Kelly

I recently started working on a new portrait. This is Kelly and she has a beautiful face. For a young lady that just graduated from high school, she looks like she could have stepped out of a scene from an Elizabethan movie. She has Read more...

Showing at Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art

Showing at Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art

If your visiting north Houston anytime in June stop by the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art. My pastel piece titled The Workout is being shown in the exhibit Pastels Revisited which runs Junes 5 – June 29.

2-Day Oil Portrait Workshop

2-Day Oil Portrait Workshop

I will be conducting a two day oil portrait workshop on June 20 and 21. It will be limited to only 8 students, and we will be working on a single long pose from a live model. The workshop is already filling, and I would love to see you there! You can find all the details here.

Staying Challenged

Staying Challenged

As an artist that wants to stay on a path of continuous growth, I try to set goals that keep me challenged to produce better work and to get it out there for people to see. This year’s goals included the usual entering artwork in gallery shows and submitting my work for competitions and publications. One new item I added to this year’s goals was to study with an artist whose work and business sense I really admire. That artist is Michael Shane Neal. Read more...