Last Friday evening I was lucky enough to host a very talented local artist, Kristopher Meadows, at my studio for a portrait painting demonstration. Kristopher has just published his first instructional DVD - The SVEC Method - Painting the Female Portrait in Oil. We had a great crowd, lots of food, and learned a lot about Kristopher's approach to painting.
I highly recommend attending as many live painting demos as you can - even if you don't particularly connect with the artist's style or technique. Everyone walked away from the demo with some new information, and a desire to go and PAINT - which is a high compliment to any teacher.