Portraits of Women

Some of these portraits are quick sketches
in dry media done from short poses; others
arise from long portrait sittings that allow
for detailed studies of faces and drapery.
I use professional models; I rarely draw
friends or commissioned portraits because
I like to experiment free from constraints
and others' expectations.

My portraits aim for a synthesis of form,
media, and expression. I particularly like
to find and exaggerate the interesting
colors under the skin tones.



            For portraits of men, please
go to the
Portraits of Men exhibit.
For surreal portraits of
women in photography, visit
the
PHOTOGRAPHY gallery.

Dividing portraits from figures
is arbitrary.  To see figure
studies and figure drawings,
please go to the
Realistic &
Expressionistic Figures
exhibit.
And many
more figures are
found in the
Abstract &
Decorative Figures
exhibit.

       Contemporary women portraits            Contemporary portraits of black women            Portrait acrylic painting            Contemporary portrait of girl with patterns            Bold colorful women portraits            Pensive female figure collage            Colorful expressionist portrait painting            Contemporary expressionism            Contemporary expressionist portraiture

Archival prints
available!
           Oil pastel portrait: woman with saxaphone            Black woman in colored pencil and collage            Portrait of black girl           


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          Old woman realistic drawing          Graphite drawing: two young women          Young woman with book           Realistic portrait drawing           Fine art portrait photographs.             To see more
contemporary
surrealistic
portraits and
figures in
photography,

please visit the

PHOTOGRAPHY
GALLERY
,
and click the
"Mixed
Emulsions
"
exhibit.
Archival prints
start at $22.


           Black women portraits            Contemporary oil pastel portrait painting            Graphite drawing of young woman            Woman in garden clothed figure            Modern colored pencil drawing            Exotic women portraits            Mixed media portrait art: contemporary women            Impressionist dry pastel drawing            Graphite portraiture            Black woman in graphite            Graphite drawing of young woman            Graphite portrait            Fine art portraits            Fine art portraits graphite drawing            Pencil portrait            Pencil portrait: young black woman x     More portraits
and figures
on newsprint
           Black woman dry pastel            Expressionist oil pastel portraits            Expressive female portrait            Contemporary graphite portrait drawing            Feminist woman fine art            Expressionistic womans portrait            Pastel portraits            Humorous mixed media art            Spontaneous portraits of women            Bold colorful women portraits            Contemporary expressionism            Mature women portraits            Whimsical humorous portraits            Whimsical humorous portraits            Dramatic figure painting            Colorful modern portrait painting            Fine art portraits of women            Portrait painting expressionism           

If you would like
to buy rights to
publish an image...

select an image from
any of the exhibits,
and then go to

Buy Use Rights

for more information


           ART  EXHIBITS

          

Katja by the Window

Colored pencil and
spray paint on paper
22 x 27
$700

A Girl Named Kenya

Oil painting on paper
25 x 30

$1000

Dancer with Arabesques

Acrylic paint on paper
30 x 25

$900 + mount

Camilla

Oil pastel on paper
25 x 30

$900

Woman with
Diamonds and Stripes

Oil pastel and collage
15 x 18
$750 framed

Lucy in the Sky

Oil pastel and collage
on artboard
14 x 19
$750 framed

Carnival Queen

Acrylic paint on
fabric-covered paper
21 x 23
$1100 framed

Woman in Green

Collage, paint, and
oil pastel on artboard
11 x 16
$450 framed

The Faded Rose

Charcoal pencil and
acrylic paint on paper
19 x 24
$600 + mount

Sax in the Morning

Oil paint stick and
oil pastel on paper
25 x 30
$800

A Patient Woman

Colored pencil, collage,
and oil pastel on paper
30 x 25
$700

Young Woman with
Dreadlocks

Oil pastel on painted paper
25 x 30
$800

Babushka

Colored pencil, collage,
and oil pastel over paint
17 x 21
$400

Student Welders

Graphite drawing
on paper
25 x 30
$600

Girl Reading

Colored pencil drawing
on spray-painted paper
30 x 25
$700

Girl in Pink

Colored pencil drawing
and collage on paper
25 x 30
$700

Two Women in a Window

Multiple exposure
photograph

prints start at $22

Woman in a Purple Bandana

Colored pencil and collage
on spray-painted paper

25 x 30
$800

Monica

Oil pastel over
spray paint on board
20 x 30

$500

Amanda

Graphite on paper
25 x 30

$500

Stephanie in the Garden

Colored pencil and
collage on paper
25 x 30
$900

Woman Going Out

Colored pencil on paper
25 x 30

$900

Arabian Woman

Oil paint and pastel on
spray-painted paper
22 x 30
$700

Woman with Curly Red Hair

Mixed media with oil pastel
on paper, mounted
20 x 22
$300

Woman in a
Pink Sweater

Dry pastel on paper
22 x 28
$400

Young Woman in Turban

Graphite drawing on paper
19 x 20

$250

Portrait of Karen

Graphite drawing
on paper, mounted
18 x 24
$250

Jeannie

Graphite on paper
17 x 23

$200

A Worried Woman

Graphite on paper
18 x 24

$200

Pensive Asian Woman

Graphite drawing
on paper
16 x 20
$200

Asian Girl with Braid

Graphite drawing
on paper
19 x 24
$200

Asian Woman with Bun

Graphite drawing
on paper
16 x 20
$200

Teacher's Daughter

Graphite drawing
on newsprint
19 x 23
$200

Karen in Profile

Dry pastel on paper
21 x 26

$300

Watching the Show

Oil pastel and spray
paint on paper
18 x 24
$400

Debbie Resting on Her Elbows

Oil pastel and guache
on paper
29 x 23
$350 + mount

Kerry

Grahite on paper
18 x 24

$250

Woman in Turquoise

Oil pastel on paper
23 x 29

$350

Anna Larina

Dry pastel on paper
19 x 24

$250

Shiela in Pink

Dry pastel on paper
18 x 24

$300

Queen Stephanie

Mixed media with collage
14 x 20 inside frame

$700 framed

Debbie in a Blue Dress

Oil pastel and collage
on paper
30 x 25
$700

Redhead in Pink Lace

Dry pastel on newsprint

18 x 24
$150

Redhaired Girl

Dry pastel on newsprint

18 x 24
$150

Woman in a
Blue Hood

Dry pastel on paper
18 x 24
$300

Carla in Lace

Charcoal drawing
on paper
19 x 24
$250

Carla in Profile

Dry pastel drawing
on paper
18 x 24
$200

Young Woman with Curls

Tempera paint on artboard
40x 32

$900

Blue Woman

Tempera paint
on paper, mounted
25 x 34
$700

Hecate

Tempera paint on paper,
mounted
32 x 25
$1300 framed

Woman in a Turtleneck

Tempera paint on paper,
mounted
21 x 28
$600 framed