Tuesday, December 27, 2016


It's almost January 1rst!  I stopped trying to paint 30 portraits and have been getting ready to do that in January!  I don't think I have ever made it past 15 paintings in one month so that's my goal!  My theme is women how have inspired me in my lifetime.  This feels like a really ambitious goal but I'm going to try and do it!  I will have two things this month to disrupt things... can you believe jury duty!  and the other is a doctors appointment :-/  So, Im preparing for those as well!!  I may not reach 30 but if I do... I will be celebrating!!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Things to think about before I paint it

never ever let the eyes be too close together---
never let the eyes be too far apart!!
I actually have quite a list I think about that has
to do with everything from the attitude to the
notan, values, edges, color, depth, shapes, line,
temperature, anatomy, design.  Is there room
for something a little abstract
and...would I hang it on my wall?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I'm back... it's like starting over

I'm back and it does feel like starting over.  Which is ok
because what I really love about painting is just mixing
the buttery paint and putting it on the canvas!  These two
were good warm ups.  I think I'll go with the light values
in the top study.  Then finally move on!!