If you're headed to the PSoA conference in Washington DC this week, keep some extra jingle in your pocket for the free-for-all madness that is the Exhibitor Room. In fact, Dave and I will be spending quite a bit of our time in that room with the vendors, not just because we're spendthrift shopaholics with too many credit cards, but because we're going to be hanging out with George and Tania at their Natural Pigments booth. We'll be on hand to talk about our preferred colours and mediums with anyone who wants their ears talked off (service free of charge). And don't forget, Lynn Sanguedolce, First Honor Award winner of the Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition for two years in a row, will be demoing her portrait painting technique on Friday, April 25th, from 9am to 12pm. It's simple. Show up at nine, spend three hours circling around racking up an astronomical tab of brushes, palettes, and paints, and then see her wrap up her painting at noon.
I'm pretty sure Lynn can knock out a three-quarter length figure in an interior with a still life in the background within her three hour time limit.
Don't forget to use my patented technique for buying art supplies: buy as many small purchases as possible on separate tabs so that you don't ever see your total spendings all at once.