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.

7 Ways to Care for your Artist

Are patrons of artists a thing of the past? When you hear “patron” you are likely thinking of someone who’s rich and buys art. That’s great! But there are other ways to be a patron to the artist in your life. Read on to learn 7 simple ways…

Pros & Cons of Working from Reality

Working from reality/observation/life can be a great and growing experience for any artist. What exactly are the benefits? We’ll discuss them here as well as list some possible drawbacks (and how to avoid them).

Pros & Cons of Working from Imagination

The Definition of Imagination is The mind’s ability to be creative, form new ideas and images. Have you ever wanted to tap into your imagination and ride a wave of creativity?

Pros & Cons of Working from Photos

When creating, what are the pros & cons of the different sources: Photos, Imagination, and Reality? In this, Part 1, we’ll be looking at the benefits and drawbacks of Photographs being your subject source.

Making Art On Vacation

Does a vacation also mean a vacation from creating? Whether it’s a trip to the Bahamas or a 3-day staycation, let’s talk about making the most of our days-off…

Face Truths: The Truth About Faces

The following are “face truths” that will help you draw a face truthfully. They go hand-in-hand with each other, making them less like steps to follow and more like a slide to go down.

Emotions & Art: Do they mix?

Are emotions an essential ingredient to art? Let’s talk about harnessing emotions to fuel, not foil your art.