I have two

YouTube Channels

1. learning  & sharing

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LIVE DEMOS

I have live demos on Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00 PM EST

You can watch me paint a portrait and ask or make comments.

The subjects change often. Sometimes the painting has already been started.

RECORDED VIDEOS

There are pre-recorded training and demo sessions you can review at anytime that fits your schedule.

RESOURCES YOU CAN DOWNLOAD

I reference various documents, tools, etc. during my live and recorded sessions.  Many of them I make available to you by downloading them (see Download Resource below).  Most of the resources are in a PDF or JPEG format.

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2. the "hat ladies"

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AGGRESSIVE PORTRAIT PROJECT

In March of 2020 I started a portrait project of painting "Hat Ladies".  Those are African American Women who wear those beautiful hats.  My goal is to paint twenty-five of these ladies wearing their favorite hat.  As of June 6th, I completed fourteen.

WHY?

I saw a family in Lowes one day.  The elder lady (probably "grandma") was wearing a beautiful hat.  I watched and was mesmerized by  the unique  beauty facilitated by a hat.  I missed getting her photo for a portrait.  With the help of Charles Luster, curator, of the African American Heritage Museum, I was able to find women who were happy to share their stories and allow me to paint their portrait.

VIDEOS

I interview each lady to learn more about them, their backgrounds, and why they wear hats.  I video tape these sessions, edit and produce one video on each lady.  I have been amazed to learn their backgrounds and everyone have been "high achievers" overcoming many barriers and obstacles. You can watch these wonderful ladies on the videos by accessing this site.

 

HAT LADY SHOW AND RECEPTION

I am planning an art show in September, 2020, to display all twenty-five portraits and honor these amazing women.  I have not yet finalized the date, time or location.

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RESOURCES FOR DOWNLOADING