I just had the perfect opportunity to take a drawing class with Virgil Stephens who is a well-known New Mexico artist who does fine drawings and oil paintings. His wife is his perfect companion and team-member and they both put on a efficient and enjoyable workshop in Ruidoso. He is looking for more students if you are interested.
We all did the same drawing (mine to the left)of this model's photograph who also happens to be his daughter. Virgil was extremely helpful in pushing us past our limitations and towards more perfection in our drawing. I had never had much practice with charcoal and now I feel much more confident.
It was fascinating to see everyone's creations and even new artist produce a portrait of which they were very proud.
It was a great reminder to me how very important drawing can be to great art.
Virgil does the best horses. This is a large oil painting and representation of his excellent drawing and painting skills.