Avery Complete!

August 4, 2010

Special thanks to Lindsay for such an awesome project!  It’s not too often that I get asked to paint “people portraits” in my Acrylic & Oil Wash technique…so this was a real treat.  You may have seen the work in progress here.

Portrait of Avery by Heather L. Young FLYoung Studio

Avery with Popsicle

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

11″x14″

©2010 Heather L. Young

P.S. want a people portrait?  I’d be happy to whip one up for ya…just email heather@flyoungstudio.com

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revised…

July 9, 2010

but ready to paint…

Can’t wait to put the washes on this weekend…ahhhh…the smell of oil paint and mineral spirits!  Want to know more about my process?  CLICK!

…it’s quite important to have a good foundation.  (this applies to more than just art)

©2010 Heather L. Young

Self Portrait #7

June 3, 2010

if I were a material girl…a few of my favorite things.

Self Portrait No. 7 - Material Girl

1.  Gap jeans – my favorite pair.

2.  Great-Grandmother’s wedding band.  Oh how we miss her!

3.  Scarves.  This one, hand-painted in Belgium, a gift from some old friends.

4.  Flip-flops (my feet hate socks!)

5.  My Blushing Mona Lisa, a canvas print by dear friend Dana Jo.

6.  Paint brushes.  I don’t think I’ve ever thrown one out.  Too much story in them.

7.  Painting by Lee Anne. She offers the best kind of inspiration.

8.  Our wedding rings. (photo by Jade McCully)

9.  Hand-written recipe cards.

Self Portrait #6

June 2, 2010

Deepest apologies for missing a day in this series…got a little swamped in the studio…

self portrat no. 6 on scratchboard

Proportions are off.  Not sure if it’s the execution at 9am, the unforgiving nature of scratch-board, or the fact that it’s just plain hard to draw your own portrait.  Regardless, there is nothing more soothing to my soul than half an hour of cross hatching.

Self Portrait #5

May 31, 2010

Thinking of those who have served and their families today.

self portrait no 5 ink and bleach

Ink & Bleach on watercolor paper.

Self Portrait #4

May 30, 2010

Admittedly slack today, but it is a holiday weekend.

self portrait #4 heather l young