Saturday, February 18, 2017


Another model from the Sktchy app. It has been many years since I sketched or painted from the model so I am delighted my old skills are getting a workout again. There are so many interesting people to choose from there too; it's a veritable candybox of choices to draw from.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Another Sktchy painting. I was initially attracted to the pink hair of the model but in drawing her, it was her expressive gaze which held me.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lady Justice

My heart is so sickened by the actions being taken on a daily basis by the newly elected president. How can it ever be right for the United States to turn its back on immigrants? It's unthinkable. Meanwhile, I paint and paint and paint, trying to make myself less miserable about it but it's helping less and less as the injustices pile up.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

My First Sktchy Drawing

Sktchy, if you haven't heard of it, is an online gallery of reference photos for artists to draw from and then share the drawings. I'm fairly new to it and wasn't sure if drawing a stranger from a photo would be fun or weird, but I'm happy to report it was fun. And no worries about having the family/friends chime in on whether the nose is too big or the eyes the wrong color. In fact, I didn't try too hard for an exact likeness, although I think it is pretty close. I stopped at an early stage in the painting because I felt I captured the essence of the expression and didn't need to go beyond it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Cupola

One of the many, many things I enjoy about painting is focusing intently on a scene and really seeing and appreciating it. The more I drew this, the more it wowed me. What a great way to spend an afternoon.