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From Life

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From Life

Have you ever had your portrait drawn or painted? It's a fun experience. I enjoy drawing portraits from life. A good example of this is my portrait of Mike. He was in town for a few hours and stopped by to visit my husband. I asked him to sit for me. I wanted to draw his portrait. He sat for...

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Practice, Practice, Practice

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Practice, Practice, Practice

My art teacher consistently reminded me to focus on form and detail, to take my time, and practice, practice, practice. If I did these things I would produce beautiful portraits. In these three works the same model is used. The first is a pencil sketch of the models. This is a rough sketch. (I love these as much as I...

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About to Dance

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About to Dance

This portrait is in my private collection. There's something about this one that strengthens me when I look at it. Her expression stirs a resolve in me to improve my drawing skills and work each day to better see the details of each face. I remember my beloved art teacher years ago standing behind me as I was painting a...

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Commissioning a Portrait by artist Trae Mundt

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Commissioning a Portrait by artist Trae Mundt

Why commission a portrait? We love our families and pets. Portraits celebrate them! And, it's a lot of fun. They make wonderful gifts. This portrait of Bentley was a commission I received last year. It was a Christmas gift for Bentley's owners in Florida. I work with graphite and charcoal, and I specialize in head and shoulders portraits. It's a...

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