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Monday, March 31, 2008

Monochrome Q-Tip Study

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Something Roman-Egyptian About This One...

'Something Roman-Egyptian About This One...' left-handed watercolor self-portrait from imagination by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)... I think it reminds me of those Fayum mummy portraits. This was done left-handed, and without brushes or pens - just wet socks, q-tips and paint.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Look Ma, No Brushes!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Funny, You Don't Look Bluish...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Long & Low, Warm & Sexy...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Seasonal Sunlight Shoots Through the Whole House (in Color)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Seasonal Sunlight Shoots Through the Whole House

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Purple Plum Grows on Florida Street

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Peanut Breath

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Funky Mirror in Color

Friday, March 21, 2008

Feeling Tired, Looking Sad

'Feeling Tired, Looking Sad' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) At least that's what I thought. GF thinks I look like a psycho-killer attempting to look mild-mannered, or at the very least, like a highly disturbed person. Oh,well, you decide.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Funky Mirror, Long Tiled Hallway

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Something's Afoot on BART Today

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Awhle Ago on the BART Platform

Monday, March 17, 2008

Huddled in Front of My Tropical Plants in My Four Pom-Pom Hat

I'd say it was green for St. Patrick's Day but in fact it was just coincidence. And for those that might have heard there was a fire in SF this evening, while it was near enough to be a district that we eat in fairly often, it was far enough away from where we live to not be threatening.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lament of the Late-Night Painter

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Meditating on One Year of the Portrait Project

'Meditating on One Year of the Portrait Project' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)OK, you recognize the gear, I was actually meditating after Aikido. But I have been thinking about today's anniversary and how fun this on-going process has been for me. And thank-you to Jeff, for a different photographic view of my head than I usually get.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

First Left-Handed Watercolor

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Higher You Climb...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Koshi-Nage in Technicolor

'Koshin-Nage in Technicolor' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) This was better before I 'fixed' it. And how often is that true in life?!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Joy of Flight

'The Joy of Flight' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Thank you to Melissa for the really cool mid-air picture, and to O'Sensei, Gambell Sensei, Guy Stevens & all my training partners for the gift of flight.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Guy's Shodan

'Guy's Shodan' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) OK, so if I straightened out and stood up, I'd be 1.5 times Guy's height, when in reality he's taller than I am. Ah, well, it was Guy's test, but it's my portrait project

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Upside-down Ukemi

'Upside-down Ukemi' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Thank-you google/blogger for fixing the image upload problem! Here I am taking falls for my friend Guy Steven's black belt test at East Bay Aikido. Lots of fun, and three beautiful tests - congratulations to Guy, Cliff and Rick (they all passed)! And thank-you to Matthew for the great pictures.

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Back to the Model in Color

'Back to the Model in Color' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)Looks like after two days uploading might be possible again - at least I think I got one picture loaded... wish blogger would give us better status reports when these problems occur!

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Back to the Model

'Back to the Model' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) It's been fun painting my face almost exclusively from my imagination the last couple weeks but today I'm back to working from an actual subject (a photo of myself).

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Quiet Strength of the Prairie

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Waiting for His Master

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Torture the Paper, Until it Gives You Something You Can Use

Monday, March 3, 2008

Stormy Weather

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Samurai in Color!

'Samurrai in Color!' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) In honor of getting back on the mat, even if only for 15 minutes, I finally finished the Japantown samurai. (Here's the original pen drawing. )

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

I'm Starting to Come Back Into Focus