Thursday, January 17, 2013

Painting the Figure from Digital Images

In the Impressionist Wing

I'm happy to announce that my new online art tutorial, or ArtByte, has just been published! You can find out more about it here. It covers just about everything I've learned (through much trial and error) about painting figures, portraits and animals right from my computer monitor.

This month has sure had me busy with the business side of things. Lots of lesson planning, working on a new blogging project, and getting my second (and final) ArtByte finished has taken almost all my focus. When I'm away from my painting for a while, it seems difficult to pick up a paintbrush when I DO have a little time, as I'm not in the flow.

Also, and maybe only important to me (but I'm dying to share), here is my son's latest song, composed and performed by himself. I wish Will much success in his songwriting career. 


  1. I love his song! I'm listening to it for the second time right now. It reminds me of Bright Eyes, who is Ok, not my favorite. I love Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, though, which his voice also reminds me of. Will's lyrics are wonderful. I want to hear all of his other songs. And I can't WAIT to hear about your new blogging project!!

  2. Congratulations to you on your art achievment AND your son on his new song! What a great song he wrote. I love your art and I am happy I found you via Karin Turick's blog!

    Greetings from Wichita, Kansas!

  3. I love Will's song! What a talented family!

    Just bought your ArtByte and finished a quick look and love it. I'm going to try your upside down suggestion and just printed a black and white copy of me for a trial run. Thanks!!

    Can't wait to hear what your new blogging project is going to be!

  4. Wow!
    I tell my kids...all the ARTS are inter-related!
    What a beautiful gift your son has!
    Thanks, Taryn, for sharing this with the Bloggers!

  5. Thanks so much Sarah, Lisa, Linda and Sue. It means so much to me that you all took the time to listen to my son's song.

  6. Hi Taryn--this is just an amazing painting--love your figures and portraits...well, I love all your work.

    Will's song is great--good luck to him!

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