We had the first session out of two in our art club with Andy James , the subject is portrait. What a refreshing approach,  from a great modest and passionate painter as you can see from the link above.  Andy had an interesting style and like a true painter it all comes from within, great technique and amazing skill. I am some 25 years behind Andy on painting…so there is plenty work and practice for me to do… the first was a quick sketch that we all painted after Andy finished an amazing oil sketch demo of Sarah while entertaining our questions non stop. as always I changed a bit later..

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We had the second session and I have decided to use Oil water based paints on canvass paper for this second project. After watching Andy last time I felt that even I don’t have the experience in years I can still confidently paint and put strokes of paints amend and correct. So I created my final ‘Sarah’ and I hope you enjoy it. As always, I do have great time and enjoy every minute when I paint. You probably don’t recognised Sarah any more from the first painting I think she looks more real in the second Oil my last version. I think there is more feel, energy and expression in this one too. Enjoy.

Sarah in Oil

Manana’s Granddaughter

I never tried to draw a baby face so when Manana my friend put a picture of her granddaughter I could not resist trying it. It actually was not that bad.  Babies have a different feature face then adults so a good observation is needed. But that is like every other sketch or drawings, paintings, unless you abstract you need to look and try to draw what you are actually see. Isn’t she looks cute? She is great!



A friend asked me to draw his face from memory while we chat on facebook, so I sketched quickly looking at his picture and sent it to him..

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He said it looks like him… I thought it also did..

The next day, I have drawn another ‘Starer’ and although I could see some features something did not seems OK.. So it is back to practicing…


I saw this sad grey looking lady… she also stare at me, so I tried to draw her.


It is 10 past 10

It is 10 past 10 on my watch, she said. Actually it is late afternoon on New Year’s Eve, the last day of 2012. I am starting a new Blog where I am going to invite you to see my journey with portraits, Life drawings and paintings which I have decided to separate from my main Blog ‘DoronArt’. No it is not another painting journey, just the same but with another direction which I will try to share with you. This will be my first post testing that it is all working right and you are welcome along. I hope it is going to be a Happy New Year 2013 to us all. Happy Drawing and Painting!

It Is 10 past 10