||Q; What was the spark that got you started? (Question from Barbara Smith via Facebook)
||Q: Do you have any favorite memories of visiting museums when you were a child?
||Pearls from artists* # 99
||Q: I just got home from my first painting experience… three hours and I am exhausted! Yet you, Barbara, build up as many as 30 layers of pastel, concentrate on such intricate detail, and work on a single painting for months. How do you do it?
||Q: How do you feel about accepting commissions?
||Q: How would you describe your personal artistic style?
||Q: You have sometimes spoken about your early work as a portrait artist. When and why did you start making portraits? Do you still do them?
||Q: What would you be if you were not an artist?