|Pepper Party - 6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord|
I just came back from the Portrait Society of America conference in Atlanta, GA. It was my first time attending, and I have to say, it was pretty awesome. The conference included tons of information, demos by some amazing artists, great deals on art supplies, and an exhibit of the finalists of the competition that included absolute museum-worthy artwork. If you haven't been before, I would highly recommend going at least once for the experience. It is truly inspiring - whether you are a portrait painter or not. Plus, next year it will be held in Orlando, so you could make a vacation out of it!
The above painting is another study in split-complementary colors, and trying to capture the slight translucency of the peppers.