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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Black and White for No Reason

Sunday, April 26, 2009

DeKooning Meets Mad Magazine; They Both Have Their Eyes Closed

Saturday, April 25, 2009

And Chaos Ensues

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In the Dark Room

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Heat Wave: Morning Light

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sometimes I Almost Get It

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sanity is Over-rated

Friday, April 10, 2009

Be Afraid, Very Afraid

I can look at a de Kooning and make these sort of interesting images that don't actually look like de Koonings. But if I look at myself, or at nothing, and try to make a similar drawing - well, it doesn't work. I can see what he drew, and how it relates to reality. But when I look at reality, I can't see what he might have drawn. And I can't see what I might draw in response to what he might have drawn... Never mind, this is getting too complicated.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

de Kooning Week Continues

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Still Crazy After All These Years

Monday, April 6, 2009

iDraw: Still Relaxed After a Few Days Off

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Seussical!

'Seussical!' pen self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) A friend is involved in a performance of Seussical but I'm not going to be able to make it to Boston to see the show. If you're closer to Boston, please check it out! Meanwhile, the invitation inspired me to imagine myself as The Cat in the Hat - fits right in with all my other hatted portraits!

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Scrunch-face

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Color My World

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And That's All I Have to Say About That!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Self-Portrait as a Dancing Swirly Girl

'Self-Portrait as a Dancing Swirly Girl' magic marker self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) My goal was to draw a face using the Doodle Top Dottie gave Ann, however something else happened, no doubt influenced by this morning's perusal of David Friedheim's Scribble & Wiggle

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wooly Julia

'Wooly Julia' digitally altered magic marker self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

The latest little ap we've downloaded to my iPod touch is Wooly Willy, which allows you to draw 'magnetic shaving' mustaches and other hair on either the traditional Wooly Willy image or any image of your own. Here Ann and I have collaborated in giving a previous portrait some additional facial hair. The truth is my eyebrows are a little wild and getting wilder as I get older - so this may not be so far from some future truth. As Picasso famously replied when told Gertrude Stein did not look like his portrait of her "She will...".

This image also seems apropos of printmaker printmaker Ruth Paesch & my attempt to see the Frida Kahlo show at SFMoMA today... I can't say I was directly influenced by the show, however, because the museum was having a power outage and we went to Ocean Beach instead.

Ann says as long as I'm mentioning such fabulous women as Ruth, Gertrude and Frida, let's not forget Patti Smith.

OK, bed time...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' pen and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay drawn over a previous landscape painting. (Click to view same image larger.) I cut up an old landscape watercolor painting, planning to draw portraits on the back. However, I was drawn to the front and drew right over the old attempt at trees.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Portrait of the Artist Dreaming of Bed...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This Weekend, it's All About Doing Taxes

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Look Ma, No Brushes!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

How'd It Get So Late?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tomorrow, I'm Flying to Boston

Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday Night

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, June 21, 2007

Overworked

'Overworked' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Well, I don't always have time to redo them when they fail - so here's a view of one that should have been a reject... Detail of 'Overworked' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Whole Kit 'N Kaboodle

'The Whole Kit 'N Kaboodle' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Or at least almost every color in my 6 jars of Tombo markers. Detail of 'The Whole Kit 'N Kaboodle' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Magic, Protective, Houdini Hat

'Magic, Protective, Houdini Hat ' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)With a tip 'o the hat and thanks to my Aunt Dottie, who knit this hat for me. Detail of 'Magic, Protective, Houdini Hat ' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Statuesque

Thursday, June 14, 2007

No Time, No Hat

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pom Pom Pom

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Can You Bear It? (The Silliest Hat)

Monday, June 11, 2007

WW I Flying Ace (Grown Woman in a Silly Hat)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Carrot-Top, the Morning After

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Batgirl's Secret Smile

Friday, June 8, 2007

Gottta Get This Done