Portraits – Real, and Imagined

My favorite thing to draw or paint is faces.  Mostly faces that spring from my fingers, as “seen” on the surface I am working on.  I prefer working from memory, or my imagination. 

April, 2016:  My “boy/girl” painting featured in a sneak peak with 3 other artists’ work, on gallery website:
the Small Gallery

April, 2016:  New face on cloth doll:

Bald "Siorée"

But sometimes the likeness actually does get captured, like when I was drawing the male model in a class at Richland Community College a few years ago.

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And all these……

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I started coloring on top of my original “Artyology” logo portrait print.  It’s smaller as well.

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Another version of my “Artyology” logo portrait

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Karen XsqueezeMe
Digitally colored photo of a doll I made as a gift.
Digitally colored photo of a doll I made as a gift.
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This from a magazine ad.  Loved this guy and drew him 3 different ways.
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This oil was almost a reject, until I took a rag to it, softening, blurring, leaving only a hazy underpainting.  I like it like this.
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Boy? Girl?  in oil

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Pastels on Yupo glossy synthetic paper
Pastels on Yupo glossy synthetic paper
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Trying out big markers on big new sketchpad

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Marker, Pastels, and Acrylic on YUPO ‘paper’
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The Fridas
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Inspired by Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility
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My new gouache paints on cardboard
Ethnic Girl portrait collage in acrylic and tissue paper SOLD
Ethnic Girl portrait collage in acrylic and tissue paper SOLD
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This sketchbook doodle became my “Artyology” logo and business card.
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This dol face is one of my favs.  She is SOLD
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A soulful artist, bookstore worker, art curator….and long ago, a very good friend.

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I like the idealism of the Green Party candidates
I like the idealism of the Green Party candidates

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Faces appear, imagined and real. Me, on the right.
Faces appear, imagined and real. Me, on the right.
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This little darling is SOLD

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