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Our Portraits Our Selves: Focus on Judith Carducci
A few months ago I began researching women artists whose self-portraits intrigued me. Some created single expressions and some faithfully committed to an ambitious series.  In the interests of internet brevity, and because there was so much material, I grou...
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Our Portraits Our Selves: Focus on Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso
One of the many missions of the Portrait Society of America’s
Cecilia Beaux Forum is to spotlight contemporary women artists who are painting
figuratively. Another mission of CBF is to shed a retroactive spotlight
on women artists in history whose powerful ...
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Our Portraits Our Selves: Focus on Alexandra Tyng
The fifth in a series where we explore the female self-portrait in contemporary realism.   In compiling the growing list of paintings and writings about self-portraits, I found that some artists had so much work, from such a fascinating perspective that the...
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Our Portraits Our Selves…The Youthful Doppelganger
The fourth in a series where we explore the female self-portrait in contemporary realism. Standing in front of a mirror with a paint brush in your hand and a canvas in your reach is only one way to paint a self-portrait. Some artists will often use a youthf...
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Our Portraits Our Selves…Why So Serious?
The third in a series where we explore the female self-portrait in contemporary realism. When we show our self-portraits, one of the more common questions is why we’re so serious. If we’ve spent the better part of the month staring at ourselves in the mirro...
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Our Portraits Our Selves…Self as Model and Muse
The second in a series exploring
the female self-portrait in contemporary realism.    “The good thing about painting a self portrait is that the
model always shows up. Bad thing is, sometimes the artist doesn’t.” Unknown Posing for yourself Sometimes an art...
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Triple Identity…Making a name for yourself when you actually have three
  A Triptych by Candice Bohannon, “Understanding” “Insight” and “Seeking” Assassins and married women have one thing in common… John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray…and…well, Judy Takács Pendergast , Terry Moore Strickland , Candice Bohannon...
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The Critique: Making the most of it!
by Judith B. Carducci Chair of the Cecilia Beaux Forum When I started painting again after a 35 year hiatus, very quickly, greatly to my surprise, my work was much better than it had been when I stopped painting in my 20s.  One reason for this is, I am conv...
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Social Media…in a nutshell…with bacon
The memory of the excitement of the Portrait Society of America Conference in DC may be starting to fade, but hopefully the inspiration you’ve taken home is just starting to kick in and you are using what you’ve learned and applying it to your own art life....
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Publishing your art in the 21st Century
Another fabulous and legendary Portrait Society of America Conference has just finished, and now its back to business. Thank you to those of you arose at the crack of dawn Saturday morning to attend the Cecilia Beaux Forum Panel Discussions , and apologies ...
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