Skylark Karma

… Fake Journals… not me, but close.

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A Likeness – 04/29/2017

10:56 AM


woo hoo! Peter knew who I painted! I finally got a likeness after days & days of doing these portraits. I guess all the studies I did and keeping this sketchbook really paid off. who knows when we’ll get back from dinner so I wanted to get all this done even though I hate doing my write up this early in the day… there’s just not much to say. it is our anniversary. one whole year. we had a mostly sunny but cool day… cooler than we’ll have today… but it was magical. a small ceremony, followed by dinner with just our families and close friends. I remember the flowering trees on the common. I keep guessing where we’re going tonight but P’s keeping mum. just tells me to wear something nice. I guess that means we won’t be going for burgers… burgers & beer… much as I love them I don’t think they’re suitable for a special occasion. P. knows that! even if he’s an “eat to live” person. He knows I’m a n “live to eat” person.


right eye… shadow from hair.


left eye… shadow from nose.


highlights & shadows


teeth… remember to tone down the white & just hint at the texture.


( image: 22 in. x 14 in. )



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Future Plans – 04/11/2017

8:05 PM

Well I found my recipe. not sure what the big fuss was about anyway. I just mixed white with burnt siena and a touch of yellow. I’m still fussing too much when I start with a too dark layer. it’s hard to get it light enough. eyes are too large in the final. more realistic in the preliminary. What a gorgeous day today. P came home early and we had lunch outside on the deck in the sun. 85*… felt like summer. when we were cleaning up we talked future plans. god… I know I need a job… no, I want a job, but I’m afraid. afraid I can’t cut it. afraid of being turned down. I know I’m getting ahead of myself but… still, I need to try. going shopping tomorrow for some new clothes. that’ll help. 

Heavy eyelids

<— less round

more round. —>

remember to keep those highlights 

she’s looking to her left. only slightly
( image:  22 in. x 14 in. )