Инстаграм @geniemelisande Genie Melisande
Sketching in Northern California, where the surviving trees are a rainbow of fall colors and the apocalyptic air was finally washed away by rain. Here's hoping the land and communities can start healing.
9/100: Dancers performing traditional Korean Buchaechum at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival earlier this year.
Wow, is it just me or did September last 5 minutes?! I'm finally finding time to paint again, human 8/100 is Jessica, a gorgeous writer from Queens who just moved to LA.
I have so much to do before I fly to London I won't sleep til Saturday! Hope the bags under my eyes qualify as carry ons, har har. Also, thank you to everyone participating in my #100humans project, I can't wait to paint you all! PS if you're tired of not having back problems and sick of getting deposits back on your apartments, you should definitely paint like this.
The 6th portrait for my #100humans project is my dear friend / walking encyclopedia Robert. Some of the biggest challenges for me are painting small, painting people I love, and capturing the rich faces of elderly people with their lives mapped out in their features, so this one was especially fun/scary
Painted a brand new earthling whom I love with all my heart-- the one and only Aya, she of the 1,000 Faces, International Baby of Mystery
Wanted a summery, natural, sunkissed look, so I dumped a vat of bleach on my head and documented the results in a shuttered room full of turpentine fumes, am I doing it right?
I'm going to attempt 100 portraits and figures by the end of 2018! I was inspired by all the awesome artists participating in the #100heads challenge, but there's no way I can go that long without drawing butts. So I'm using the #100humans tag for my project and this is the first one. If you feel like doing this with me, use #100humans so I can check out your work 😘
Glad to be back in LA and finishing this up tonight. Hope your week is off to a good start!
Posting this detail one last time so you can see how the gold leaf catches the light!
Trying to do justice to a traditional Celtic dragon design in gold leaf, I wish you could see how shiny it is in person!