I do not, as a rule, paint portraits. All the same, when I had a chance to take a one-day portrait painting workshop with Mark Balma, I jumped.
Morning was Mark's demonstration, and then after lunch we had a model and three hours in which to work. This was what I did, and I'm very pleased with it. Perfect? Nope. But nice enough for me to want to continue.
One of the things I love about living here is that it's so easy to go be a student, when I'm not teaching classes myself. I have access to some outstanding artists and that's worth so much.