Skylark Karma

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April 29th, 2018



April 29th,

1:55 p

it’s a snow white party. I can count six of them already. children don’t care if they’re wearing the same thing as their friends. ooops…  2 more just arrived.

<—-  snow white splotch from closing the book before dry.


8:15 p

started with her hair & glasses. we’re watching Jurassic Park. original. I was inspired by Laura Dern’s hair and glasses but that’s all. should have drawn a velociraptor instead. wonder if I could do that from memory too.


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April 26th, 2018



April 26th

5:45 p

Lion grrrl. except she’s sweet.

vacation. holiday. whatever you want to call it, it’s on my mind. Both Eva & Beth separately asked us what’s next. Well 1st off we need to get Ned’s strength up but we both want to fit in a little time away. a driving vacation would be perfect without having to meet any timelines. I’ve always been able to drive for hours. the atlantic coast? beach walks would be good for both of us. fresh air & seafood. but how far afield should we roam? if we do Maine we could be home within the day if we wanted. two if we went farther like MD. I love Annapolis. too early though.


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April 25th, 2018



April 25th

3:15 p

heart shaped face. needs more forehead.

prepping for tonight’s portrait session. only have an hour and I’d love to be able to blast out one without my pencil lines. they’re too prominent on her nose. not too bad elsewhere. eyes still too big but not bad considering she’s from memory. maybe more life drawing should be my next goal.


9:05 p

harsh lighting. it aged her.

Wanda modeled tonight. used my spiral watercolor book.


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April 4th, 2018



April 4th

1:14 p

watching paint dry. glazing.


2:40 p

waiting. (favorite slippers.) my socks match her hair. needs shadows.


2:45 p

I’m happy I practiced up for tonight’s portrait life-drawing session. it’s been weeks since I’ve felt comfortable enough to go. but Sam’ll be here if Ned needs anything and I won’t be long, only an hour or so. I wonder who’s posing tonight. hmmm… does this bleed thru? only where I went over it again.


7:00 p

life-drawing. Alanna’s our model tonight. I’ll be working in my S&B Alpha. Note to self – just hint at wrinkles.


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Deep Deliberation – 04/30/2017

2:10 PM


I love the expression on this woman. she seems to be in deep deliberation. maybe she’s wondering which sketchbook she’ll use next… or like me, wondering instead who she’ll be drawing next. that’s always the issue. who will strike my fancy. I always have a choice on my phone but the final decision is always made at the last minute. slept in late this morning. we both feel like slugs. dinner was amazing! drove down to Walpole… Burdick’s. the same Burdick’s that supplies chocolates for the White House. at least they used to. I’m a sucker for seafood so ordering the Lobster Risotto was a no-brainer. Peter had the Ribeye Steak Frites & we split the Chocolate Lemon Cake. didn’t get home ’till nearly midnight. back to counting carbs… sigh. … and a new sketchbook.


( image 11 in. x 14 in. )


( image 22 in. x 14 in. )