Rita Kirkman gave an outstanding presentation, including a video detailing her underpainting technique. Her 30 minute live demonstration of pastel painting makes us wonder "how does she do it." Apart from having painted hundreds of portraits, the answer is in Rita's "Two bits of Best Advice I ever received:"
1. Work in series
a. Know your subject – painting can then become less about the subject and more about your painting process
b. Begin to make a style and genre that collectors can recognize as yours
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