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Friday, June 26, 2009

First LHB of Summer

'First LHB of Summer' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) LHB stands for left-handed blind, which means I literally drew with my left (non-dominant) and and my eyes closed. Painting is done with my eyes open, in this case still with my left hand. Here are more self-portraits drawn with my eyes closed.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mellow Day

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shucks, No Kiss...

'Shucks, No Kiss...' pen and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) There's no story to this title, it's just what the picture looked like to me.The cerulean blue is behaving better tonight, so it may be that the crystalized chalky stuff needs to be wet into a blob, and then allowed to dry, and then wet again to be used as paint, which is what has now been done to my sample. The first night I just wet the chalky stuff, waited a few minutes for it to dissolve, and tried to paint with it.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Send in the Clowns

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Can I Save the Cerulean?

'Can I Save the Cerulean?' pen and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I'm finally going through all the old tubes of watercolors I've collected over the years, including many inherited from my mother, and seeing what I have and what condition it's in. The chemical data sheets for cerulean state that it ' tends to granulate or become chalky in watercolors' and indeed what's in the tube is not the usual sticky mass of dried paint but rather a crumbly powder. It is a fabulous color, and a tube runs about $12 so I'm trying to figure out if I can reconstitute it. I used it here for the 'sky' but it did not apply evenly nor in a proper watercolory manner.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Cap of Blue Hair

Monday, May 26, 2008

Like San Francisco, My Brain has Been in a Fog All Weekend

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kiss Me, Baby!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Day Did Not Go as Expected

Friday, May 23, 2008

Finally, the Long Weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm Still Congested

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I Have the Sniffles

Monday, May 19, 2008

"My God, What's That??!"

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Eyes Are Getting Ahead of Me

Saturday, May 17, 2008

What's the Big Deal with Spock Being Able to Raise One Eyebrow?

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Double Blind Studies

'Double Blind Study' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)OK, not only was I blind to the paper, I was blind to the mirror - these were drawn left and right handed together, with my eyes closed. Color added eyes-open and right-handed. Detail of 'Double Blind Study' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

Well, tonight I'm off for a week to St Paul, MN. for the Annual General Meeting of the American Society for the Alexander Technique. I'll still be drawing every day, and I expect to find internet access and upload every day, but if there are delays in posting, that's why.

'Double Blind Prelim' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Left Handed Blind Contour With Right Handed Sighted Colors