Kelly Foss

Artist - Teacher - Author

I love painting faces, flesh, and fabric. The more tactile I can make a painting feel, the more I’m satisfied with it! I feel blessed to make art every day and look forward to the next day to continue my projects. Traveling to teach workshops is also something I can’t believe I get to do.

5 MORE Tips to See & Draw Better (Part 2)

This is the 2nd part of the two-part article “5 Tips to See & Draw Better”. Click here to view Part One.  I’ve compiled these tips to give you a “visual advantage”; helping your eyes communicate with your brain and hands- with less fighting! And don’t we all want that? Let’s pick up where we left off…

5 Tips to See & Draw Better (Part 1)

Has this happened to you: You draw your subject with enthusiasm but then get discouraged when it doesn’t look right? Where’s the disconnect happening?

Beauty & the Brain (and capturing likeness)

I love portraits! The more I draw and paint faces the more I find each one beautiful. A little trick for capturing likeness: When I look at my model, I ask myself “What is it that makes them unique? What do I like about their look?”

Drawing Simply

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Throwing in details at the beginning can trick the eye into thinking you’re capturing your subject, but you do so at the expense of overall accuracy.

Are we living for “Likes”?

Have you ever shown someone your art and they were visibly unimpressed? Or you posted an image online and didn’t get many “likes”? It can make you second guess yourself.

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