Lee Hammond

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Lee Hammond began her artistic career at an early age, teaching art classes to aspiring students while she herself was still in college at the University of Nebraska back in 1976. While she chose to discontinue attending the University to pursue a working career, she continued to advance her art education through other classes and art programs, and used “teaching” as a way of “learning.” The results are a unique drawing style she personally developed, being mostly self taught. Read more here…

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Handmade Gifts of Art

It started as a simple colored pencil demo on how to make shiny, brightly colored items. Jelly beans seemed the perfect subject, so I started the drawing, just for fun, and just for a demo piece. I never expected it to amount to much, other than a good lesson on colored pencil. In my...

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The Dilemmas of Painting With Pastels

Pastel is a very popular medium, and many of my students like to use it. Personally, I love the look of a well-done pastel painting. However, due to the powdery nature of the medium, I’ve had to limit its use in my studio. Here are some of the issues I’ve encountered.

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Colored Pencil Bliss

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a five-day seminar on “The Joys of Colored Pencil.” While that may have been the topic of the class, the true joy came to me through the wonderful group of people I had attending. It was an incredible experience.

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Take Your Art Further

There's a fine line between being finished with a piece of art, and having gone too far into the world of overkill. I have drawn myself right into a ditch at times, knowing I should've quit while I was ahead. But unless you have a lot of experience, chances are you're not going far...

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5 Acrylic Paint Application Techniques

In a painting class, often many students express to me a similar goal: “I want to get past that stupid AWKWARD STAGE!” I use the term awkward stage in my acrylic painting books. The awkward stage refers to the painful point in the painting process where everything is blocked in and you feel nothing...