Saturday, February 20, 2010


This self portrait is my answer to Alice Thompson's invitation to any artists wishing to participate in her first challenge. I felt I had to, and wanted to participate in Alice's project, because she was a tremendous help to me getting started with my blog, and her support has always been fabulous. The criteria was to do a self portrait using only one colour along with black and white. I chose Phthlo blue. I am also supposed to explain why I chose the colour I used. After looking at my reference photo which was shot outdoors in my snowy front yard, I decided that blue was the predominent hue which I was picking up as I squinted at the photo. Normally I would have chosen a warmer colour like burnt sienna, but the thought of using blue intrigued me. You can see the other artist submissions at Calypso Moon Artist Movement. Thanks Alice for taking the time and making a huge effort to get this going.
oil on masonite 5" x 7"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Karin Jurick

This is my portrait of Karin Jurick, an amazing artist who inspires me. I participated in a labor of love initiated by Jill Polsby , who approached a bunch of us to do a portrait of Karin from the same reference photo. The results are here...all 118 of them. It is a group thank you to a great lady.