George Washington

Sneak Peek: Masterpieces From the National Portrait Gallery

The winter 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the topic of portraiture, and one of the highlights in this issue is a new installment in our Curator’s Choice series, which takes us into the vaults of the National Portrait Gallery ( The National Portrait Gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, collects portraits of...

Study (pastel) by Dan Slapo

Pastel Portrait PaintingTips | Dan Slapo

Painting a pastel portrait is a wonderful experience; however, there are some considerations—and pitfalls—that pastel artists should keep in mind, according to Dan Slapo, Pastel Society of America 2013 Hall of Fame Honoree.                                       Getting Started ...


Remembering JFK | The Story Behind a Portrait by Daniel E. Greene

To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am happy to share a pastel by renowned portrait artist, Daniel Greene. California gallery, Mountainsong Galleries, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, has just made his historic portrait—painted in 1963—available for acquisition.