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Margaret A. Dillard

Fine Art

Work in progress

Yesterday I started a new painting. I tried something new Carol Armstrong demonstrated in our last class, painting alla prima with no under drawing. Just jumped in there and started laying in colors/forms and then refining them. I ended last night feeling frustrated and like I was getting everything too muddy

unfinished
work in progress

so I wen’t looking for portrait demos this morning before I went back to painting. I found a great one by Ben Lustenhouwer and recommend his blog paintingportraittips.com. I’m grateful there are many artists out there willing to share their experience and knowledge! I got some good ideas for how to proceed on.

Another great blog I found: http://schneiderart.com/blog

Learning A Lot

I’ve been using my time recovering from gallbladder surgery to do some reading. I’ve found especially helpful information on reddot.blog by Xanadu Gallery Owner Jason Horejs. He gives all kinds of information from how to hang your artwork to how to build a consistant style or “brand” for your artwork and words to use and to avoid when trying to market your work. I think it’s been time well spent. I have an art festival coming up on Labor Day Weekend and will try to put some of his good advice into practice.

Come and see me at Oklahoma Arts Fesival , September 5-7th on the campus of Oklahoma City Community College located at S.W. 89th and May ave.

It’s A Start!

At long last I’ve begun to create a website for my artwork! I can see I have a lot of work to do yet. Please forgive my sparse content at this early date I will be learning and growing as I go along

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