These have been so much fun to work on! If you’d like one made of your own special kid, two kids, or a kid with a pet, please head over to my Etsy shop and place an order! http://www.bodelia.etsy.com
Rainbow Portraits are Back!
About a month back, I posted an exploratory post on my local mama group’s Facebook page, wondering if anyone would be interested in ordering a rainbow portrait from me. The response was amazing! So many people contacted me, and many of them followed through and ordered one (or two or four!). It feels great to…
Maureen Forman: Drawing More Closely To A Sense of Herself
I was so delighted to hear a radio interview with my old friend, Maureen Forman, that she recently shared online. We met 13 years ago in Cortona, Italy, where we were roommates and friends in a study abroad program. Take a listen to the whole interview. It’s pretty short but inspiring as it covers part of…
A Lofty Goal
It’s easy for me to let months slip by without making art. Day jobs, chores, moving, gardening, on and on. Suddenly it’s been too close to a year since I have made a painting. A commission languishes on my easel. It happens. I feel rusty, I feel stuck. While other things are moving forward in…
Rainbow Portrait of a Little Boy and his Dog
Still going strong with these… and still loving making them! Contact me for info if you are interested in commissioning one of your very own.
A Rainbow Re-do
A month ago, I posted one of my rainbow commission portraits here. The mother eventually contacted me, hesitantly, to let me know she wasn’t 100% happy with it. The only thing to do, really, was to make a new one. Because what’s the point of even doing portraits if they aren’t loved by the people…
Rainbow Commission II
Another recently completed rainbow portrait! At the beginning… Almost finished… And there she is! The face was hard to photograph- it looks a little different in person. I tried a new type of paper with this one and I love how the paper fibers show up.
Rainbow Portrait Commission
The process is a lot of fun. I get my paper and inks out, a jar of water, a straw, some salt and then I just play. The straw helps me direct the ink around the page by concentrating the air- making it steerable. It’s a little dizzying. Then I use the references to draw…
42/52 A Portrait a Week
I apologize that the quality of these photos aren’t better. It was a commissioned piece for my stepsister of my nephew, Jax. I gave it to them at the family Thanksgiving. She showed it to Jaxon who smiled and pointed at it making a happy noise. She asked who it was and he said, “daddy”. …
41/52 A Portrait a Week
Made the ink wash background on my birthday (art nerd who wants to spend birthday at home playing with inks) and drew the portrait in maker, pen, and colored pencil.