Thursday, May 6, 2010

Everyday in May and some new portraits

EDM # 6 a favorite well-loved object— I thought long and hard about what was my well-loved object and all I could come up with was Sophie. I guess, for me at this stage in my life, things aren't as important a family, friends and animals. Funny, because I used to have a lot of things. Now I am trying to get rid of many of those things. So Sophie it is! Here she is sniffing the flowers I put on the floor to paint.

A few of my latest portraits for Julia Kay's Portrait Party. It continues to be a great challenge. I really enjoy seeing everyone else's interpretations of the rest of the members. It's a kick! Check it out.

I usually use ink and watercolor, but these two are pencil and watercolor. I actually have gotten the oil paints out...well the box is out...

13 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

I just looked at all your Every Day in May sketches, and they're fabulous! Love the shoes, the bag looks totally grand, Sophie.... well, Sophie is just the best! Love the compositions you chose to illustrate each item, too. nancy

Pam said...

Love this one, with the big splotches of color dabs (washes, dabs, whatever!). Very cool!

Pam said...

Oh, sorry. I was referring to the one of the man at the bottom.

travelingsuep said...

EDiM sketches - I love this picture of Sophie, so natural. Your bed painting is very good too. I look forward to what you will do for the rest of the month.

Irina said...

You are so talented artist. Portraits are the school for me. And so interesting to see your EDMs.
My EDM experience is stopped by: draw what you eat - never have time to draw the subject, I eat it hungrily before I take my pencil:-)

Martine said...

Wonderful portraits (I wish I could do that !) and a cute Sophie. You've done such a great job with your Everyday in May submissions !

Cathy Holtom said...

I love your style, looking forward to seeing your sketches/paintings this month. The portraits are lovely, so clever.

curiouscrow said...

Great sketch of Sophie with the flowers and i really like the postrait of the chap - really well handled watercolour. lovely!

Johanna said...

Your sketches are briliant, and the portraits are great! You are such an inspiration, thank you for sharing!

Art is for the Making said...

What nice work on these portraits. Of course, Sophie is absolutely wonderful.

Barbara Weeks said...

You get better and better! Fabulous!

Nancy said...

Love these Jen!

ffyrebird said...

Sophie is adorable! These are all such wonderful paintings, but she is a show stopper!