Category Archives: Portrait

Portraits for a Fundraiser

Every year, my kid’s elementary school has a fundraiser and I paint little portraits to raise money for school. It’s 3 minute portraits at 5 dollars a portrait. Today I painted 40 of them in 4 hours. Here are some photos from the … Continue reading

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Small moments from a big wedding: The Mehendi ceremony

I was recently at a family wedding. A very big family wedding. My sketches don’t capture the huge festivities, the pomp and splendor, the crowds of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people who attended the four days of festivities. What I have instead are little vignettes, mostly … Continue reading

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Flattering Portraits

Flattering portraits is not my forte. Which might explain why my family doesn’t really want me to draw them. But I draw them anyways: Sleeping, eating, doing their homework: anytime when I think I have a captive audience. These are quick little vignettes, … Continue reading

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Summer Lemonade Stand ( and the photo versus sketch debate)

My kids and their friends built a lemonade stand a couple of days ago. It was great fun (for them and their parents): Making sugary lemonade from backyard lemons, poster making, setting up a stand, and very enthusiastic shouts to … Continue reading

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Leaning? Not leaning? You decide.

Sketched at  my lifedrawing session this morning. The model was definitely leaning one way: her head rested in her hand and she leaned in that direction. Which is what I thought I was capturing. But when I was done, she just didn’t … Continue reading

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Scott Weaver and his amazing toothpick sculpture

When I think of Rolling Through the Bay by Scott Weaver , I think of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. Rolling Through the Bay has been 40 years in the making. And it just keeps growing and growing and growing. Ask Scott when it;s … Continue reading

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Kids

A little late, but here is the 2013 edition of sketches from my kids’ school halloween parade. I do these every year, as I stand on the sidelines, watching the kids parade by. And a couple of sketches of my … Continue reading

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