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Friday, August 31, 2007

Waiting for My Bagel

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Double Birthday Fun, Redux

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Double Birthday Fun

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Was it a Bus Stop?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Heroically Posed with the Bicycle Delivery Cart

'Heroically Posed with the Bicycle Delivery Cart' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) You may wonder, why did she do that checker-board thing? Well, really, for the same old reason - I wanted to see what it would look like.

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Final)

'Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Final)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I had a misguided idea that after doing this I'd be able to 'simply' layer color washes over it for full color, but after some failed exper-imentation on the side, I have decided to leave quite well enough alone. Detail of 'Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Final)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Second Inks)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (First Inks)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Pencil)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Shadow on Studio Floor

'Shadow on Studio Floor' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I don't know what was going on there in the shadow, but no, I'm not pregnant! Detail of 'Shadow on Studio Floor' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dim Classroom

Monday, August 20, 2007

Flashback to 2001

'Flashback to 2001' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) My interest in shadows is by no means recent. In fact, most of the botanical paintings are based on shadows. (The source photo was taken in 2001, the drawing was done today.) Detail of 'Flashback to 2001' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange

'Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Last Friday's Alexander Technique exchange included students and recent graduates from all three Bay Area Alexander Technique Teacher Training Schools: The Alexander Educational Center, The Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique and The Bay Area Center for the Alexander Technique. We all enjoyed working together and look forward to doing it some more! Detail of 'Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ghost Shadow

Friday, August 17, 2007

Post-Modern

'Post-Modern' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Also known as 'Self-Portrait with Cow Eating Grass.' Don't expect this explanation to be funny if you are older than five... Detail of 'Post-Modern' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rush Hour Had Started (2)

'Rush Hour Had Started (2)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) The first one was closer to what the camera saw, this one is closer to what I saw. However, I cannot explain my definite resem- blence here to Michael Jackson. Detail of 'Rush Hour Had Started (2)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Oh, Fig!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tung Oil

'Tung Oil' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) This weekend, Ann & I applied the first coat of tung oil to our new garden chalet. Detail of 'Tung Oil' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Monday, August 13, 2007

The Dogs Cast No Shadows...

'We Were All Resting' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) ..but mine was huge, at the no-name "rest station" that used to be a gas station, in lovely Noe Valley. Detail of 'We Were All Resting' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Balustrade, the Tree, and Me

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Rush Hour Had Started, but I Was Still at Work, on Tea break in the Kitchen

Friday, August 10, 2007

Late Afternoon Sun: The Tree's Shadow, and Mine

'Late Afternoon Sun: The Tree's Shadow, and Mine' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I'm glad shadows finally made their way into this project, they're an ongoing interest of mine. You can see their influence all over my work, from the paper cut-outs, to the plant paintings, from the figure photographs to the pet portraits. Detail of 'Late Afternoon Sun: The Tree's Shadow, and Mine' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Still Waiting

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Upstairs & Downstairs, We Were All Waiting

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I Had a Really Hard Time Drawing this Evening

Monday, August 6, 2007

Even Solomon in all His Glory

'Even Solomon in all His Glory' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-29. In other words, the lilies in our garden are quite spectacular this year! Detail of 'Even Solomon in all His Glory' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Yesterday We Went for a Walk by the 4th St. Bridge

Saturday, August 4, 2007

We're Having Fun at East Bay Aikido

Friday, August 3, 2007

Diane and I Were Fooling Around at EBA

'Diane and I Were Fooling Around at EBA' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) EBA is East Bay Aikido, where I train in the wonderful Japanese martial art of Aikido. Diane, thanks for being willing to be in this project, Isa, thanks for taking the photos! (And, no, that's not a Darth Vader hand, it's my wrist brace!) Detail of 'Diane and I Were Fooling Around at EBA' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Odd Parking Structure and Its Shadows Seemed to Radiate from the Center of my Brain

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Aunt Dottie Knows my Taste in Clothes!

'Aunt Dottie Knows my Taste in Clothes!' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Hat from Thailand arrived today, ensemble also includes hand-knit sweater by Dottie; stripedy blankets from Ikea and wall hanging from India. Detail of 'Aunt Dottie Knows my Taste in Clothes!' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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