Amy Nelp (Baumy Sue) 2010.04.12, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Brushes App on my iPod Touch.
Directly and freehand from photos and imagination.
3 hours (and so much I want to fix, still!).

March-April 2010, I intend to draw a different contemporary artist every day.

Today’s artist is American Amy Nelp, known as BaumySue on flickr. She is a versatile iPhone/iPad painter who renders subjects from abstracts to portraits to holiday greetings and imbues them with love. I felt especially connected to Amy when we were both painting and posting from the hospital rooms of our loved ones. It was enough that I had one family member in the hospital – my heart really went out to her when I learned she had two. Let’s hope we never repeat that experience!

You can see Amy’s artwork on her flickr imagestream:

Photos of Amy and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here:…

Julia KayWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 100 artists drawing each other! Here’s Amy’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: