Helene Goldberg (6) 2010.07.04, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Inkling. Brushes, DXP & Juxtaposer Apps on my iPod Touch.
Freehand from a photo.
60-90 minutes for the series of 6.

June 2010: I intend to continue to profile contemporary artists once or twice a week. On the other days, I intend to draw… whatever I darn well feel like!

Today’s artist is American Helene Goldberg, known as HGBerk on flickr. She draws and paints with her finger on digital devices such as iPhones and iPads. Although you will find portraits, landscapes, dreamscapes, and other subjects in her photostream, it’s her colorful, layered, spatial, abstracts that draw me in and intrigue me the most.

You can see Helene’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/hgberk/

Photos of Helene and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762361359…

I kind of went crazy with the variations – I got some good color effects but never quite captured Helene’s smile – I’ll have to give it a fresh try some time.

Julia for JKPPWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – almost 300 artists drawing each other! Here is Helene’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: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/