Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Over the weekend, a fellow artist allowed me to come over and draw her from life. I worked in graphite on Frankfurt Cream paper.  It was great practice! Thank you, Leslie.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

PSA Summer Exhibition

I was pleased to find out recently that 'Rita,' 'Andrew,' and 'Michelle' were all juried into the Portrait Society of Atlanta's upcoming show at the Mable House in Mableton, GA.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


My young artist friend, Alyssa, who I have mentioned before in the blog, has graduated from high school and as a gift from her parents, I painted the portrait above. The model, Katherine, has the most magnificently colored eyes. They are so beautiful to see, but difficult for me to capture in paint! I may soften the lashes a little before I deliver the painting. They feel a little heavy over the light irises.

Wade Cooper and Foster

Awhile back, I went over to my cousins' house in SC.  I drew Foster and Wade Cooper while they watched their allotted half hour of tv before naptime and then took some photographs. Below is one of the very brief sketches I was able to get down while with them and above are the two drawings I completed once back in the studio.

Sock Vacation

The children's book I illustrated a few months ago is now in print and available for purchase. http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/sock-vacation/15658914

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Limited palette

Last night, I worked with ultramarine, bright red and cadmium yellow medium.  From those three tube colors, I mixed secondary colors before I got started painting. Kelsea was our model and was stunning with her gorgeous red hair.

Monday, May 2, 2011


I'm making some headway with this portrait and thought I'd post a current picture. Still some things to work on, but it's coming along.