Thursday, January 26, 2012


I enjoyed using the black pencil on the warm toned paper at our model session Tuesday evening. Katherine was agreeable to enduring a standing pose for us, which was a treat. I liked the vantage point sitting below her perched on the model stand. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Beatrice and Clementine

Here are my preliminary drawings of these two sisters in which I'm studying the values before jumping into color with their oil portraits. Look for Clementine's painting later this week!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"How to Rock"

 I have to share my talented friend, Meg Haston's latest release. Over the holidays, I finally found time to finish the wonderful read and just couldn't be more proud of her. I was also honored to have a hand in the book with my illustration. Check out page 132! From what I hear, Meg's hard at work on the second book in the series and you can even check out the show on Nickelodeon in the meantime.

Portrait Intensive

This past weekend I held a workshop with wonderful students, models and inspiration all around. We had a great time. Above is my painted sketch of Nicole and the group hard at work is pictured below.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Georgia Women's Show

Happy New Year! My hiatus in posting has not been indicative of my work ethic in the studio. I promise! However, I am newly resolved to regularly update 'Painted Lately' to keep those interested informed and keep myself accountable in reporting to my easel daily.

This morning, I braved thunderstorms and Atlanta traffic to deliver 'Carlo' to be shown in the Virginia Avery Memorial 3rd Biennial "Reflections" Exhibition, celebrating Georgia Women Artists and sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta Branch. That's quite a title, isn't it?

If you are in the area, the juried exhibition runs January 21st - March 1st and is being held at Mable House Arts Center