Monday, January 31, 2011

Jacob in Winter

Jacob in Winter is a watercolor of my grandson taken by his mother.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nico for Julia Kay's Portrait Party

4B pencil on sketch paper

Anne Longo for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Anne Longo drawn for Julia Kay Portrait Party with 4B pencil on sketch paper.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sue Rama for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Portrait of Sue Rama for Julia Kay Portrait Party. 4B pencil on sketch paper

Friday, January 28, 2011

Zane in Winter

Watercolor of my grandson Zane done at the gallery today.  Reference was a photo taken by my daughter-in-law Theri.

Portraits of Me from Julia Kay Portrait Part from Maureen

Made with Neo Color

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Link to a Slide Show of My Favorites from Julia Kay's Portrait Party

I love the variety of art that I see on Julia Kay's Portrait Party.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

passionateartist for JKPP

Started snowing again today.  Sky is grey.  I made another watercolor portrait for JKPP.  He reminds me somewhat of my dad's facial features.  I wonder if he is a Scot?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

14 inch snow!

I shoveled a path through the patio to the garage and then rested and painted. Then I shoveled one path down the driveway to the street and my front sidewalk and the front porch. Now I am done. Leaving the rest of the drive for tomorrow.  Did this watercolor while I was resting.  lphopkins for JKPP in transparent watercolor.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jean-Pierre for JKPP

This is a watercolor of Jean-Pierre in the Caymans smoking a Havana.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jaques for JKPP

Transparent watercolor from a black and white photo of Jaques Bordier from Julia Kay Portrait Party

Another in the JKPP series

Transparent watercolor from a picture submitted by chartan on Julia Kay Portrait Party.  I had some fun with the sun glasses.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Barb for JKPP

Watercolor portrait of Barb for JKPP

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another JKPP

Another watercolor portrait for JKPP.  I am becoming obsessed.  My only excuse is that it is getting me ready for the February workshop.

JKPP Just Inspiring Me Alot

Watercolor made from a photo in Julia Kay's post to the party.  She looked like she was working on a picture on the computer and was very focused.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Another One Painted for Julia Kay Portrait Party

This is a portrait of Arturo Espinosa that I painted in watercolor for Julia Kay Portrait Party on Flicker.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter Lights

Transparent watercolor I finished last night.  View from my front window.  Done with layered washes and some lifting

Friday, January 7, 2011

Julia Kay Portrait Party

I did these 2 for Julia Kay Portrait Party.  I am not saying these are my best work, but it is what I did today.  There are many, many wonderful portrait artists in this group.  The group intimidates me and makes me stretch.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


This is an oil painting that I completed at Artists of Grace around September or October.  It started from a photograph that I took and took off into imaginative inspiration.  It was on display this fall in their gallery.