PPF: A girl and her bird

Here’s another painting for my portfolio (and Paint Party Friday). I like it but now it’s really bothering me that her scarf is floating off in the breeze and her hair is sitting flat. Bit silly. Ah well…. maybe the fan is only far behind her hair, lol. Pretend you don’t notice! This was painted in Photoshop.

I’ve been doing a lot of cool color paintings lately and wanted something warm and bright. Aside from her icy blue hair and winter scarf, she’s warm. Really. Click for the bigger image.

Here are a few of the drawings from my life drawing session today with one of my favorite models. She always manages to find the good poses and best of all, she is such a still sitter. Anyone who goes to life drawing regularly appreciates a still sitter. The left two are charcoal (5 min poses) and the one on the right is colored pencil. That was a long pose.

If any of you are members are ATCsforAll.com, please consider coming to join us in the Daily Drawing Group. We mostly just post art whenever we make it and provide feedback for each other. We also have weekly challenges and this week, it’s Halloween Monsters. If monsters aren’t your thing, then autumn scenery works just as well. I made mine (at left) as an ATC (ink and markers) and he’s up for trade in the group. Come join in and trade me!


  1. Helen Campbell

    Your scarf lady is quite lovely, even with her flowing scarf and not as flowing hair (I'd probably not noticed, actually). But I really love your life drawings! I haven't been brave enough to draw the human body… it's on my to do list one of these days.

  2. pauline

    what fabulous art here… i LOVE the life drawings… i'm blown away by how beautiful your sketches are with 5 min. poses. The scarf blowing in the wind doesn't bother me at all. Still gorgeous. xox

  3. Linda

    LOVE your girl and bird-the hair with that vibrant background and colorful image are so wonderful! Your drawings are nicely done-I cannot imagine a poser sitting so still-one job I could NEVER do 🙂

  4. Victoria

    Hi.( don't know if my comment made it through, so I'll try again)…she is beautiful, truly fantastic! gorgeous works..I love your drawings so much, so amazing and powerful!

  5. Studio Kaufmann

    I love the orange and blue so much I did not notice that the scarf was flying. I just thought it was a decorative pattern. I think she looks great like a 40s movie star – Ginger Rogers eat your heart out. happy PPF!

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