- Nov 23, 2021
Raise the Roof!
Almost a quarter of a century ago, the most prominent portrait artists, at the time, came together in a synergy of commitment and action and established the Portrait Society of America. Today the Portrait Society is a vibrant and active non-profit organization with a broad base of support and a focus on elevating portraiture and keeping the rich tradition alive and well. Our goal was to create a conduit for the sharing of ideas, creating opportunities for mentorships, and ins
- Nov 16, 2021
Discovering Texture for Pastel Portraits
by Gwenneth Barth-White Originally published in The Art of the Portrait Journal 3rd Quarter 2021 I was feeling a vague frustration and a need for something un-named, something new, for the background of my portrait. I had a somewhat clear idea that I needed a strong horizontal element to balance the verticality of the portrait that I was painting for a demonstration video. I left the sitting and wandered into my studio. I saw an unopened jar of Daler-Rowney’s texture paste ga