||After over thirty years of teaching painting,
Dawn Whitelaw still thinks of herself as a student. Like the painters she
so admires, Sorolla, Sargent, and Zorn, she fully understands the importance
of not only painting from life, but also keeping it simple. "It's not about
rendering every eyelash or tree limb, but about finding the character for
your subject and presenting the essential information," says Whitelaw.