This week I took a portrait workshop with Dodie Ruffner Ballantine, an inspiring teacher and professional portrait artist. I love workshops. They push me outside my comfort zone and make me demand more of myself as an artist. They reveal my weaknesses and affirm my strengths. Thanks, Dodie, for being such an encouraging coach.
Dodie will be back in Anchorage in May to teach a pastel workshop through Blaine's Art Store if any of you Alaskan artists are interested. I definitely hope to be there! If you'd like to see Dodie's wonderful pastel portraits, visit her website at www.dodieballantine.com .