I don’t draw from life enough anymore, so I’m making more of an effort. Here’s a graphite drawing I did of my husband last night:

And a recent commissioned watercolor portrait:

And a recent “quick portrait”:


Doggie and The Renwick

Quick puppy portrait, and a painting of part of the outside architecture of The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian, for their anniversary postcard design competition. The actual text on the view I painted says “Dedicated To Art,” and the verdigris plaque has a bust in it, but I added the 40 and gallery name for the sake of the postcard design.

I used to hate painting architecture because it was too fussy and precise, but I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable with it over the past few years.

Some more of my favorite portraits from the Christmas commission season-

A sporting hound, a girl on a bike, and a rainbow of quick marker drawings