Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Projects

First, a little sketch I did at the park when the leaves were starting to change. Also, I made a book!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sorry, Vermeer.

I found another sidewalk chalk festival. I was assigned a spot in front of this hair salon so my friend and I decided to adapt a classic to match their style. My proportions are definitely off on this one but it was still fun. 

Here is my new favorite chalk doodle. It is pretty simple of you want to try this one at home.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Painting and drawing portraits from life (versus a photograph) is a nice excuse for spending time with friends.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


I brought my watercolors to figure drawing this week. Watercolor paint is so much fun to play with. It does all sorts of crazy things if you let it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


My friends from my drawing group were talking about drawing with your non-dominant hand, or if you are really good, your feet.  I thought I would give it a try.  Drawing with my feet was a disaster, as I could hardly manage to keep the pencil between my toes. Though if any of you are feeling adventurous, it is a fun experiment.
My right-handed drawing was more successful.
It feels really strange because my brain still knows what to do, as far as proportion and line and shadow go, but I do not have much control over my hand. I like the looseness and spontaneity, but details and faces are next to impossible.

Here is one more, with my left (dominant) hand.

In other news, the spring art shows are coming up. I have a few almost-finished oil paintings that I am excited about. Hopefully they will be ready to enter into shows and share with you soon.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Study Habits

I had a big paper due last week. I also had a sheet of polka dot stickers.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I am working on replacing the USB cord for my camera so I can upload more photos. In the meantime, if you would like to look at some art, try here.  Sometimes, if I am looking for inspiration or just bored, I do a search on Flickr for portrait paintings. The link goes to some of my favorites.