Charlotte Tanner 2010.09.02, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Acrylic paint in moleskine notebook.
Freehand from a photo.
5.5 X 7 inches.
90-120 minutes.

Today’s portrait is of American Artist Charlotte Tanner. I identify strongly with Charlotte’s use of vibrant color and her strong characterizations of people and animals, especially dogs; both of these are favorite subjects of mine. I’ve also learned alot from looking at her landscapes, a subject I continue to struggle with.

I just received my first moleskine notebook ever as a birthday present, so of course I had to paint in it right away. The notebook’s pretty neat even if their ‘history’ is bogus. This may be one of the smallest acrylic paintings I’ve ever made – it’s certainly the first one in a long time.

You can see Charlotte’s artwork on her flickr imagestream:
And blog:

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

juliakayeWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 300 artists drawing each other! Here is Charlotte’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: