Tag Archives: portraits

Heads It Is Today

Sometimes the head is all you need to show. Or all there is room for.

Low-fire clay, fired at cone 06, colored with Velvet underglazes, January, 2019.

Weird Heads

These artist trading cards were made in May, 2018. I used India ink to pick out shapes in the random-painted backgrounds and ended up with…weird heads.

Do You See It?

More ATC-sized acrylic paintings from May, 2018.

Kind of abstract. Vegetation. People. That’s the story, anyway!

Do You Remember the Ogre Babies?

Sure you do. Back in April, 2018, that’s when you first saw them.

I could never make myself think they were quite finished. In June, 2018, I took them out and worked on them some more. I added acrylic inks, India ink, crayon, and some oil pastels, plus I wrote on them.

Now they are finished. Here they are:

And for fun, each with its previous self.


Portrait Gallery

I did a lot of artist trading cards in February and March, 2018. Here is an assortment of portraits of people from my imagination. Take a walk along this little gallery and see if anyone looks like a person you’d like to meet?

People Sitting

Some people are busy, some are contemplative, some social, some taking life as it comes.

Clay tiles, various sizes, Velvet underglazes fired at cone 06, January, 2018.

Can There Be More of Them?

Yes. More small portraits.

I painted random acrylic colors on ATC-sized Claybords. I drew in India ink around the shapes that made up a person (I thought). The next day I covered the backgrounds in gray so that the figures stood out.

A real rogue’s gallery, maybe? And how about those aliens who have sneaked in?

Art Diary reference: look here.

People in Poses and Details Pared Down

These paintings were made in February 2018. (Look here for the Art Diary reference for details on their creation).

Acrylics, 7″ x 5″, on commercially gessoed board.

Watery Environs

One person is in hot water. The other is trying to stay dry. Yes?

Clay tiles, 4″ x 4″, Velvet underglazes on commercially made terracotta tiles, January, 2018.