Art People and portraits


Being The Ricardos skillfully portrays the life of this brilliant and hard working couple. It brings back fond memories for me and gives us a glance into the hard work that goes into acting and production. This is a graphite (pencil) portrait of Lucy in the late 1940’s. It was made using multiple layers of graphite, starting with an H2 pencil and ending with a 4B.

Lucille Ball circa 1948, graphite
Art Hopper inspired

Lonely Woman

Lonely Woman, acrylics
Lonely Woman, acrylic painting, 81 x 65 cm aprox 32 x 26″

This is another in my series of Hopperesque paintings. Hopper painted lonely scenes, even when there were multiple figures as there are here, much the same but seemingly unawares. Based on a scene I came across in Ghent, Belgium last summer, as I stood in a museum looking out the window.

Lonely Woman det 1
Lonely Woman det 3
Lonely Woman det 2
Art People and portraits

Goya, portrait in conte

Portrait of Goya
Goya’s self-portrait, in conte crayon on Canson 42 x 59 cm/16.5 x 23″ 90 gram
Art People and portraits

Woman with Bright Red – portrait

Paint hair week 8 Gary Kirkpatrick
Woman with Bright Red (prints only)
Art Holland drawings and paintings

Marshland (watercolor)

Marshland in Holland
Marshland, watercolor A4/ approx 8.3 x 11.5″
2021 Art blog Blog 2021 landscape

Viking in Belgium- video of our 2021 journey

Video slide show of our 2021 journey
On the Blaton-Ath Canaln(Belgium)
On the Ath Canal, Belgium approx 8.3 x 11.5″ watercolor
Marshland in Holland, A4, approx 8.3 x 11.5″ watercolor
Art People and portraits

Light My Fire!

Light My Fire
Portrait in Conte Crayon, 59 x 42 cm / 23.4 x 16.5″ slightly damaged, Canson or similar
Female artists- short bios

Julie Manet

November, 2021

We went to the Musée Marmottan Monet (Paris) to see the first exhibition ever about Julie Manet (1878-1966). Her impressionist paintings, her collection of paintings, sculptures, pastels, watercolours, and engravings. They were gathered from museums and private collectors, many shown in public for the first time. Julie Manet was the only daughter of the first female Impressionist Berthe Morisot, one of my favorites, and Eugene Manet, also a painter and brother of Édouard Manet. Here a few of my favorites.

Paule Gobbiarde, with whom Julie lived after the deaths of her parents and Paule’s
Femme et fillette au bord de la lac
Le Mesnil

Link to the Marmottan

Art People and portraits

Semi-Portrait of Man

male hair drawing from class
Portrait of Man, Contre crayon

Ancient pottery, watercolor

Archaeological museum  in Catania, Sicily
This is the garden area of the archaeological museum in Catania, Sicily

See my post on our time in Catania, Sicily and our other destinations in Sicily