Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cold




David Ohlerking is having another self-portrait show at the Austin Figurative Gallery and I want to be in it. The first one was a blast. There was a huge turnout and it was so much fun matching the artists with their portraits. I also feel sort of sentimental about it since that show inspired me to try doing a portrait, even though I was quite certain I would be awful at it and hate doing it. Here I am a few months later with a little portrait career and loving it. Goes to show, you don't know yourself as much as you think you might...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Julia

I was so happy to get another commission for a toddler portrait. I had fun with the last couple of paintings, but I missed painting my babies!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Breakdancer

I have a bad habit of doing things I'm not ready for. It's like sitting down to play the piano for the first time and expecting to be able to pull off Chopin. I had a heck of a time with the hands in this one and I blame Stephanie for complimenting my hands in the last post, which must have cursed me ;) Anyway, I've always loved watching breakdancers and felt inspired to try painting one.