D. Arthur McBride Portrait Studio and Gallery

D. Arthur McBride-for blog


This site is being created for lovers of traditional art, whether you enjoy viewing it, or are a student, or a professional artist.

I have taught art classes to small groups since 1979. I currently have my own gallery in Havana, FL, where I teach 6 classes per week (four morning and two evening classes).  Some of my students are also professional artists, receiving commissions or selling their own creations.

In addition to teaching, I accept commissions and work on whatever may intrigue me at the moment. Some of my favorite themes are portraiture, equestrian art, Native American subjects, landscape scenes, and more.

I will be sharing what I have been working on, or perhaps a new idea, or an old trick which may be new to you.

By the way, Arthur is my maiden name.  My friends call me Darlene.



6 comments on “D. Arthur McBride Portrait Studio and Gallery

  1. Mary says:

    Nice story Darlene! And sad. 😦

  2. Otto says:

    Very nice and enjoyed seeing the details and steps taken. Just wish I could remember them when I paint. Loved it Darlene keep the the beautiful work and hope to see you again.

  3. Lynda says:

    You have a wonderful website. Thank you for posting the series in developing a portrait and allowing us to see your process. You’re a fantastic artist and a great teacher. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Lynda

  4. Myric says:

    You are such a thoughtful and perceptive artist. I love this blog!!!!

  5. Jean Marani says:

    I am overwhelmed by this insight into this artist’s detailing of her steps in creation of a painting. Such depth and insight! No wonder she is special–gifted by God . Thank you for sharing. Love. Jean Marani.

  6. Jackie Nash says:

    You are still the best Darlene!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s