June 22, 2017

June 19, 2017

Full of myself...

I don't know if I dare admit that this is the beginning of a self-portrait.  (I may deny that once it's done!)  Kinda sorry I wore that blouse too - egad, what was I thinking?!

Charcoal and pencil sketch

underpainting (stage 1)

I did tell you that this is just the beginning, didn't I.... :-0

June 16, 2017

Yellow Bird...

"Yellow Bird - You Sit All Alone Like Me" - finished!

June 14, 2017

what's her name...

I'm having a ton of fun working on this doll - old what's her name?!?  I haven't decided what to call her yet.

Getting closer to the finish line :-)

June 10, 2017

Let it rain!

It's been raining like mad here the last week.   Being pent up in my studio for days on end has gotten my creative juices working overtime.

Let's face it - all of my dolls are weirdly odd - that's what I LOVE about them!   I never have a clear idea of what a doll will look like when it's finished.  I just go with the flow; take a look at my stash of materials and....BEGIN!

I have a thing about large noses - the bigger the better!

Lots more to do...let it rain, let it rain, let it rain!

June 5, 2017

June 3, 2017

layer 2...

Second layer of oils added today....it's coming along.  So far, so good.

June 1, 2017


I read an article about underpainting.  I was surprised to find out there are benefits  to using complimentary colors as the base for underpainting.  I thought I'd give it a try.

Set up a simple still life.

Drawing done with blue chalk pastel.  Background is acrylic in medium gray.  Underpainting with complimentary colors.  

It'll be fun to experiment with this...need to let it dry and mull over...