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Monday, June 29, 2009

Juliawlensky: Dark Blue Turban

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wild Ride

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's Hard Drawing Children!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Little Princess as a Smirking Bobble-Head

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Four Quick Studies for 'Albany Bowl'

'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) 'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) 'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) 'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And if what you're doing isn't working - try someting else! I suppose that applies equally to drawing and bowling. In any event, this is from our TAEC class trip to Albany Bowl to observe and teach the Alexander Technique in activity - working on each other while working on bowling.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Shopping for Rugs at Ikea (Final)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Shopping for Rugs at Ikea

'Shopping for Rugs at Ikea' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) 'Shopping for Rugs at Ikea' pencil sketch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I was helping Dottie figure out if there were any appropriate rugs at Ikea for her new apartment - but not all the rugs had sizes & prices on the floor nor were they all in the catlogue, making it very difficult to figure out. Now don't groan - there's an art to getting in and out of Ikea without getting lost (and preferably without buying anything). It's called Ikea-do. Wish I had a black belt in it but I don't ;)

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Organs, Organs, Where are my Organs?

'Organs, Organs, Where are my Organs?' pencil and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) As part of my Alexander Technique Teacher Training, I'm learning some anatomy - but coloring in the Anatomy Coloring Book doesn't really work for me - to understand things I have to try to draw them myself. Too bad organs don't actually come in these nice colors.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Rub a Dub Dub (Final)

'Rub a Dub Dub (Final)' pencil and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) This was at Building Resources where we go for wonderful things like doors, books, garden carts, etc.

And happy happy birthday to my dear friend Chris Lombardi , journalist, poet, and author extraordinaire!

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rub a dub Dub (Day 4)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Rub a Dub Dub (Day 3)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rub a Dub Dub (Day 2)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Rub a Dub Dub (Day 1)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Working on my Taxes (final)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Working on my Taxes (Day 1)

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

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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Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Higher You Climb...

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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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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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Waiting for His Master

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Hot Beverage for a Cold Weekend (Saturday)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Vaccinations

'Vaccinations' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) OK, it does look like an entry in a High School poster contest on World Health. However, it was intended to be about all the vaccinations I need to get before my trip to Thailand next month. Detail of 'Vaccinations' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Nose Knows

Thursday, August 23, 2007

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

Saturday, August 11, 2007

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

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pencil Sketch, Day 3

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Pencil Sketch, Day 2

'Pencil Sketch, Day 2' graphite self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) When I started this on May 13th, I thought I'd get back to it much sooner. I have at least another day or two of work here... maybe over this lovely long weekend. Detail of 'Pencil Sketch, Day 2' graphite self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pencil Sketch, Day 1

Friday, April 27, 2007

Toothy Smile (Sketch)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Four Small Drawings (and a combination)