Chen Portrait of a Young Girl

This week in Sharon Tomlinson’s Diary of Faces, our assignment was to investigate a Singapore artist. I chose Georgette Chen, as did most of the students in class, but I did in particular because of the portrait I chose to paint (see below my rendition of the painting). Chen was known for her Post-impressionist styled…

Farewell to Artfest

This year’s Artfest was my last, since the organizers, Teesha and Tracy Moore, have decided that they are moving on to something bigger and better. As this is one of the largest art gatherings across the country, if not the biggest, we are all waiting to see how they will top this. My first Artfest…

Portrait watercolor – Silvia Pelissero

I don’t know how I found her, or what led me to this young artist’s work, but I found her and her body of work is amazing. On her Facebook page you can see her work in galleries that had incredible installations.  She lists her name as Agnes Cecile on YouTube and Facebook but I…

Layered Impressions with Katie Kendrick

Katie Kendrick’s Layered Impressions is going to be life changing for me, I can already tell. Her first assignment was to draw with my non-dominant hand in a telephone book, paste it on a substrate and then color it. I got goosebumps and exclaimed “oh my” a couple of times, as I pounded out these…

Initial Musing

Bellissima is my offering to the blog world and a place to bring my art together in one place for family, friends and others who are taking their own artful journeys. My own started last year in Seattle with Carla Sonheim with Practicing Whimsy and then her online The Art of Silliness, now in its…