My Favorite Thing – Susan Hotard

PaperTowels_HotardI have many favorite things. I was going to state that Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing From Life, was my favorite thing for it has something to offer to the experienced as well as the novice artist.

But this past week I had to wipe out my painting three times before I was satisfied with my drawing of the model. On Monday, I wiped out once. But I am so glad I did! I really got to know my subject, capture the gesture, and design a much better composition! So my favorite thing (at least this week) is…

A roll of paper towels! I prefer the ones that are more like cloth, but I do not want to endorse any specific products. So try wiping out more often, and see if the result is a better painting.


www.susanhotardartist.com

Upcoming OPA Events

OPA Fall 2018 Online Showcase OPA Fall 2018 Online Showcase
The Fall 2018 Online Showcase is from October 1 - December 15, 2018 and will be open to both Associate and Signature members. Learn More!
OPA 2019 National Juried Exhibition OPA 2019 National Juried Exhibition
OPA's 2019 National Jusried Exhibition is being hosted by Illume Gallery of Fine Art, located in Saint George, Utah, from May 10 through June 7, 2019. Learn More!
2019 Virtuosos of the OPA 2019 Virtuosos of the OPA
Once again Oil Painters of America is pleased to present "The Virtuosos of the OPA Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils", hosted by Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, in St. Augustine, Florida. Learn More!