I just updated my website with my workshop schedule for Spring 2012. I am looking forward to teaching at Westminster Presbyterian Church for the third straight year and Henne's Art Supply in Ohio for the second year.
My workshops are geared to artists of all abilities who are interested in expressive realism and contemporary portraiture. My goal is to show students that a portrait is a painting first, so concepts of good design, composition and values are always presented in the workshop.
To inquire about scheduling a workshop in the US or internationally, please contact Peggi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-951-9144. Together, we can design a package that meets your group's needs. Workshops are 1-5 days in length.You can download the sign up form by clicking on the link or the image below:
The past eight months have been so interesting. I have been working on a book for Walter Foster publishing. "Watercolor Made Easy: Portraits" is a how-to book for those wanting to learn the basic techniques of painting watercolor portraits.
In the book I show the step-by-step process for painting nine different portraits, from initial sketch to final portrait. This, of course, is one way to paint, but not the way everyone should paint. I give enough tips and suggestions so that the artist can get started, but encourage each artist to explore their individual style and technique.
The book will be published in Spring 2012 and will be available for sale on my website and through Walter Foster Publishing.
Above and below are some of the portraits that will be included. From top to bottom, "Jakob", "Shankutala", "Disquiet" and "Prelude".
Peggi Habets is an award-winning watercolor portrait artist. Her studio is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but she
works with clients around the country. Her life-long interest in art and a
15-year career in graphic design and illustration have all led to her
current career as a portrait painter.