Classes & Events

Featured Painting

“Certificate Of Excellence” and “Best in Show” Awards 2019

“The Traveler”, 18″x24″, Charcoal and chalk on Paper

Extremely honored and excited to find out I received a “Certificate Of Excellence” Award from the Portrait Society of America’s International Competition; as well as the “Best of Show” by the Wallingford Community Art Center in their Figurative juried exhibition “In Person”.
The PSOA’s competition had approximately 3000 entries from around the world, and awards will be presented at their 2019 conference in Atlanta, GA. in April.
The Wallingford art exhibition featured many prominent artists from the trip-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) and was held February 2nd thru March 9th 2019.

Drawing Techniques Workshop

This 5-Day workshop explores various fundamental drawing approaches..line, shading, creating images with volume and form! Each day we will explore a different technical approach to drawing from still life set-ups. Brief lectures and demoing will be provided. Some techniques included will be: white chalk on black paper, modeling in pencil in three different values, creating form with overlapping lines, etc. Class size limited to 6 students. Easels will be provided.To hold a spot in this workshop; please send a $50.Non-refundable deposit (which will be deducted from the total balance due)
to:Linda Harris Reynolds, 505 Marsh Rd. Wilmington, DE 19809
Thank you for your interest!

Dates: March 4-8th, 2019
Times: 9am-4pm with lunch break
Where: The Centreville Art Students’ League
5714 Kennett Pike, Suite K
Wilmington, DE 19807
Cost: $350.

8th Annual International Plein Air Salon award

“Best Animal Painting Award”
I am SO excited and honored to find out this evening that I was just named a winner in the 2018 8th Annual Bi-Monthly Plein Air Salon Competition for April/May. My painting “Man’s Best Friend”, 24″x28″, oil on linen, was named in their “Best Animal category in this international competition. Thank you Plein-Air Magazine and Streamline Publications for this lovely recognition!!

How To Paint Effectively From Photos- and other dirty little secrets

After years of experimentation with photos and photo composing in my paintings, I am now offering a class revealing how to avoid the pitfalls of working from them, and take advantage of working from 2D to 2D.
Understand how to build light and form into your images, and get exact proportions. How to build atmosphere in as well! Photo distortion is a real thing, and how to recognize and correct it. We will work in a step-by-step process; starting with underpaintings and working to a highly resolved finish. Please provide one digital photo, from which you would like to work.

Looking forward to teaching this new class. 

Dates : March 8-May 10th (no class April 19th)
Times : 3:00-5:30pm
Place: The Centreville Art Students’ League
5714 Kennett Pike, suite K
The Frederick’s Country Center
Centreville (Wilmington), DE 19807
Cost: $450.

Top Ten in International Portrait Society Competition Dec 2017

I am SO thrilled and honored to announce that my painting, “Nina in Summer”, placed in the top ten in the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition (Commissioned Portrait Category).Thank you Portrait Society of America!!

This painting “Nina in Summer”was also featured in the international May 2017 Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in their center spread article “Today’s Master..More Than Just Faces”.

The Classical Oil Portrait

This course is designed to take you through the different stages of the classically painted portrait.With helpful demonstrations and one-to-one teaching, we will de-mystify the classical painting process,starting with a charcoal
drawing created with sight-size measuring (preferred method of the Florence Academy of Art).
This will be transferred to a toned canvas where we will complete the underpainting in browns (Brunaille). Next, we will create a small color study (Bozzetto) in preparation for our final portrait. Limited palette colors will be covered, as well as basic head and facial anatomy. There will also be discussion about the subtleties of capturing facial expression. This
is a nine week course, with a live model. Class size is limited to five students (with a minimum of three students).

Place: The Centreville Art Students’ League
(@ Linda Harris Reynolds – Fine Art Studios)
The Frederick’s Country Center
5714 Kennett Pike, Suite K
Centreville, DE 19087
Phone: 302-655-6790
Dates: March 7th-May 16th (No classes March 28th or April 18th) 9 week course
Times: 6:30-9:30p Wednesdays
Cost: ($400 + $125 model fee) Total Cost $525.

For more info:
* A $50. non-refundable deposit is requested to hold artist’s spot in the class. Thank you!
Please send deposit to: 505 Marsh Rd. Wilmington, DE 19809

Fine Art Connoisseur magazine – Today’s Masters featured in “The Enduring Appeal of Youth”

ripley-and-siscoI am SO thrilled and honored to be featured among a number of very distinguished figurative artists in the Nov/Dec issue of the Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. The multi-page spread entitled “The Enduring Appeal of Youth” focuses on art about children. Here is a photo of my painting “Ripley and Sisco”, an oil on linen, 22″x32″. Hope you enjoy it, and will check out the magazine!!