Drawing Faces, and Beyond

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In the last several month I had an opportunity to draw many portraits with models and from the photograph.
Above is the portrait of my niece when she was just about 10. She is holding her beloved pet here, wrapping him in her arms like a cozy blanket. 

All other portraits were from studio time. It was fun to draw live; it requires sense of measurement, value study, and understanding an anatomy of the face.

female portrait

charcoal drawing head

Drawing
The last one below is the skull of the man above. Oh, no, the man was alive, thank God! I just had to imagine what skull he has by placing a tracing paper on a drawing above and tracing imaginary bones there:
Anatomical Study

In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Face-ing the Art Show

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Six of my paintings were accepted into the Art Show Faces by Art & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County . I am glad I could pull them together as some were in private collections. 
My sister Masha Batkova took these photos and proposed that as soon the show’s called Faces, my face should be next to each painting :0)

The art show is at Art Passages Gallery, which is located in historical downtown Martinez, 651 Pine Street, open until February 4th, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Everyone is Welcome!!!


In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul