Thursday, February 20, 2014

Eden with the Sanuki

Eden is a poet who looks like a ju-ju man, and Sanuki is the iconic Japanese devil-dog who likes to drink and compose poetry.
Appropriate for our Visionaries and Hipsters show venue!
Gouache on watercolor paper.
Betsy Kendall

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Karen wore a bright red camisole and brown pants, with a pink shawl.  I didn't have any red pastels, so her camisole ended up as purple and pink.

Friday, February 14, 2014


Mike modeled for us recently and I tried a composition on a square canvas.  I liked working on the shape of the canvas and have ordered more square ones in larger sizes.

                                                                                    Mike   acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


This was my first opportunity to draw Larissa.  These drawings are in pastel on paper (except for one in charcoal).  The drawing with Larissa's whole figure is a disappointment to me because I don't like the furniture.  I waited too long to sketch in her chair, so when I tried to add it, it wasn't working.  In desperation I turned the chair into a very simple bench.  But I don't like the bench.  (Note to self:  don't wait till the end to think about how to deal with the chair!)