November 4, 2009


it’s a fine line between under and over-working.  A bit strange to see these old works with a pinch of color.


works in progress…

January 29, 2008

I’ve been locked in my studio for the past several days…2 paintings, 3 pen & inks, and a zillion postcard promotional mailers to get in and out the door…needless to say, my eggs are in a few too many baskets…but special thanks to Nick for making me a new playlist for my ipod…(I still don’t know how to use that thing…but thankfully he knows my taste in music)  here’s the update on Tori’s portrait…I’m waiting for it to “speak” to me…until then, I’m not touching it for fear I might ruin it…thoughts?

“The World is Her Oyster”  pre-subtractive technique…


post subtractive technique….


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Paula if you’re peeking…. I hope you like!

color comps…

January 21, 2008

Still working on the first real “people painting” in some time…notice how I couldn’t escape the use of food imagery…Theme: The World is Her Oyster…

Anywho…I’m a color comp freak, and I study color combinations like they are a science…I’m just getting started on some studies…see below…and then there’s the matter of composition…



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Keep in mind…these are VERY rough sketches…and no I do not intend to have her look like an alien…


December 15, 2007

Meet Mr. Jack Daniels, a weimaraner and dear family friend, lost to cancer this year.  This portrait was like pulling teeth at first…(sometimes a painting just clicks, and sometimes it feels forced)…this one definitely felt like the latter to begin with…so I just rolled with it, and let it evolve on it’s own.  I’ve just passed the “subtractive” stage of this painting, and this is usually where I begin to tweak things with an “additive” technique…but something is telling me to stop, and appreciate it in its simplicity…I would love any comments / suggestions ya’ll might have…


All artwork copyright Heather L. Young 2007