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Saturday, June 27, 2009

iDraw: It Was A Long Week!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

In The Night Studio: 3:00 AM

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sitting Quietly

Sunday, May 10, 2009

iDraw: In the Bathroom Mirror

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

eyeDraw: Cockeyed

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

iDraw: Juliametti

Monday, May 4, 2009

Giacojulia

'Giacojulia' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Artist of the month? Alberto Giacometti. This was based on his "Portrait of Madame Marguerite Maeght, 1961", which (gasp) does not seem to be available on the internet for me to link to.

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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

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sometimes I Almost Get It

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Trying to Channel De Kooning

'OILPASTEL' oil pastel self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) ...but definitely not getting it. That's Willem de Kooning, though Elaine de Kooning was also an interesting painter. If he was a misogynist, as the feminists claim based on his imagery, not his actions, then I guess I am too. He was a fabulous painter and I think his images of women are really great.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

iDraw: We Climbed the Harry Street Stairs

Thursday, April 2, 2009

iDraw: There Was an Airplane Hanging Over the Escalator at SFO

Monday, February 2, 2009

iDraw: Among the Potted Plants

'Among the Potted Plants' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) In my mother's feminist household, these were always called "'snake plant"' but despite its political incorrectness I prefer the more colorful "mother-in-law's tongue", another common name for the same plant.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

iDraw: The Big Presentation

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Whites of my Eyes (2)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

iDraw: Oh, No, I Don't have Much Time to Draw!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More iPod Touch Squiggles Fun

We take a break from this week's previously scheduled paper cuts, to bring you more silliness curtesy of the Squiggles program on my iPod Touch. This was based on my 2007.04.10 self-portrait, with overlays, tinting and distortion curtesy of Squiggles.

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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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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tax Day!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I Sure Hope I'm Not Starting to get Migraines!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Look Ma, No Brushes!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Peanut Breath

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Can I Go Back to Bed Now?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Blotter Paper Portrait

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Metatarsalgia

'Metatarsalgia' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Because of the metatarsalgia I developed on my Thailand trip, most shoes are not comfortable, and I find myself wearing my bright green crocs with their large vent holes, even in our recent rain storms.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I'm All Wound Up Preparing For My Trip to Thailand!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thai Trip Prep is Keeping Me Busy

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I Use My Hands When I Train in Aikido

Here I am giving myself kota-gaeshi stretch.

Meanwhile, FTP Upload has started having problems again. What's up, Google?

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Signature Piece

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Drawn With My Eyes Closed, Close to Midnight

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Super Librarian is on the Job!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blue Boy at 44

'Blue Boy, 25 Years Later' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Still experimenting with different media.. these are water color pencils, different than yesterday's watercolor crayons. As you can see, I mostly have a nice selection of blues of these. Ah, and here's the original Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough. Detail of 'Blue Boy, 25 Years Later' 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 8, 2007

Gottta Get This Done