Category Archives: portrait

MPF Conservation: Washington State Flag First Drafts, Paper

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading

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Dan

Dan writes No Facilities. If life were 100% right and running smoothly, I’d be able to read all his blog posts! I love his weekend, “If we were having a beer…” series — though that is not what it is … Continue reading

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Liz

Oh amazing Liz Doyle whose site I landed on because of her abstract prayer flags, and stayed hanging around the blog because I was fascinated by cold wax and her images were mesmerizing… Now we are friends.  Ain’t life grand? … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017 (I thought I was done)

Okay this was fun for a bit… But still faces a no-go for me! Gregory allowed me to have a bit of fun with them, and find a way in… ONE more day, and no more.  This time I mean … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017

That’s a winner…  Mitchell! Okay I thought I’d do the 100-faces-in-a-week.  I’m not terrible with faces, I just am not too interested in drawing them.  So here is one day of that, and no more. Can’t do challenges just because … Continue reading

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Shoulda Quit While Ahead

It was on its way to be a good sketch and I should have STOPPED but I added water to the charcoal then red and this is what overworked looks like… Sorry Sammy! I’m gonna say my lack of judgement … Continue reading

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Baaaad Drawing of Pat

Maybe I should stay away from portraits altogether. For one thing, they HAVE to look like the person or they are just crap! So personal!  However, I post them all, good bad or the worst. I reworked this bad sketch … Continue reading

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