Friday, April 25, 2014


This week's sketch model at the SBAA Portrait Group was Mary.
She was a great model!

When I was out the other day painting the forsythia (the day I met the photographer) I also did an ink was of a massive tree. I forgot to post it then. This is across a double page spread in my Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook.


  1. Love both the portrait and the tree Joan! You got so much character into the trunk! Have just posted a few earlier comments too. I hope you are getting better weather now?

  2. I just love the tree, Joan and Mary looks awesome!

  3. I love your portrait Joan, beautiful color combinations! I'm happy you are able to enjoy a lovely time outdoors sketching! You look so serene in the photograph.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, getting back on my feet is taking longer than I anticipated.

  4. I love the tree! it has a lot of character.