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…

Day 1 of 100 days

Feelin’ real rusty. Tried to do a quick acrylic sketch of my best bud looking over her shoulder at Max Patch. I have my work cut out for me but I’m glad to have begun.

Sketchbook Play

A very small sketchbook at that.  This is a quick sketch/painting I did in preparation for some of the paintings in my Flower Essence Portrait series I am working on.

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.

34/52 A Portrait a Week

Catching up on those weekly portraits! I had a lot of plans for myself yesterday.  As a mild headache rolled in around lunch time, I continued with my to-do list, not looking that headache directly in the eye.  If it can’t see me, it can’t get me, right? Avoidance doesn’t work with headaches. By the…

31/52 A Portrait a Week

I’m finally caught up!  31 portraits down and I’m back on schedule. I listen to a lot of Andrew Bird.  I never tire of his albums and his music is the kind that I could ‘live in’.   So I drew his portrait in those smelly Prismacolor/Chartpak markers and a fine tip Staedtler pen. There…