Victor Denfrey Steele Impressionism ~ No Hard Edges

Victor Denfrey Steele
Next time you are in a gallery or museum take pause when viewing Impressionistic portraiture.  If you are not an artist and new to viewing art, here is an example of what to look for in this style painting. 

Click on this first image, it will enlarge and you will easily see what Impressionism is all about, there are no hard lines. 
Note the edge of ballerina Buffy Miller's leotard;  soft, not a hard line against the light blue background.  Note her skin against the background; soft, not a hard line against the background.  Paint is applied gently by rocking the edge of the loaded paintbrush back and forth along an edge.  
Victor Denfrey Steele
 Next view the lower image and note how the entire painting views at a distance.  Clearly there are no hard edges in the entire painting, including where the floor in the background meets the wall. 
I adore this painting, one by my dad, for its great examples of composition, value and ~ soft edges. 


Tina Steele Lindsey on Drawing Leslie Neilsen

Tina Steele Lindsey

I always considered the perfect neighborhood as one filled with comedians to keep things lively. 
Leslie Neilsen would have to live in that neighborhood, not a week goes by I don't say, "~and don't call me Shirley."    I was thinking about Leslie Neilsen today and knew I just had to draw him. Laughter is the best medicine.Thank you, Leslie, for your good medicine.

For more information on Leslie and his wonderful
career, click HERE

Pencil and charcoal on paper.