Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Brooklyn, the toddler"-3-minute party caricature-MARCH 28 EVENT


"Brooklyn" -3 minute Party Caricature by Eileen McCoy

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Though not yet in college, Brooklyn made her appearance at this local Kansas City 
event. She was the only child that day and what a great model. Brooklyn immediately went into pose mode and was most cooperative. 

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Caricature of Sara the college student/dancer-3 minutes


"SARA"-Caricatures by Eileen McCoy, Kansas City


Sara holding her caricature drawing
    This college student came in at the last minute and I was glad she did. Sara's darling face made for a wonderful 3-minute caricature drawing. 

I am planning the next round of 100 paintings. 
In the meantime, it is delightful to bring smiles to hundreds of faces weekly with the caricature art entertainment. 

Enjoy, Eileen      
                          
    

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

CARICATURE DRAWING OF THE WEEK


MOLLY AND SAM
CARICATURE  Kansas City College Week
    
I justify posting these drawings on my painting blog since drawing is so fundamental to painting. Anytime opportunity one gets to draw, can only enhances one's ability to see. Conversely, too, painting has influenced my caricature drawings and adds depth to my perception.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CARICATURES THIS WEEK: Kansas City Caricatures



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"Caricatures in Kansas City-College Campus Fun"
 
   
One of the wonderful things about entertaining at events is the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Such was the case today, as I drew an eclectic group of college students. First impressions give a quick clue on how to approach a drawing. When this petite gal sat down, her braids overtook her pretty, petite face with her coy grin.

These live caricature drawings are done in a quick 3-minute session.



Enjoy, Eileen      
                          
    

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Monday, March 26, 2012

100 HEADS: CARICATURE BOBBLE HEADS IN COLOR


100 HEADS: CARICATURE BOBBLE HEADS IN COLOR
    

Here is a small sample of the work that has taken me away from the daily
painting and posting. I call these "Bobble Heads"-because they are neck-less figures (for the most part) that will be later be scanned and pasted onto bodies I have drawn.
The challenge with caricaturing is for the client to supply photos sufficient with detail so that I may derive a likeness of the subject. Many of these had to be drawn from very tiny photos that could not be zoomed in upon- Whew! 
It is really fun, though, to see them all together.

 Enjoy, Eileen      
                          
    

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mt. Ararat Baptist Church 1884 /#152


"Mt. Ararat Baptist Church #152"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X10"
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    This may sound like a strange thing to say about a painting; but I appreciate this painting.  Somehow it was a delight... Let me explain:
Yesterday morning, our plein aire group met to paint in Kansas (see my facebook  page).
It was joyous to get out of the studio, into the open air and make the acquaintance of such a congenial group of artists. But the morning painting did not come out so well.
For a few months, I've been switching between watercolor, pastel, colored pencils, and oils (as each job demanded). Anyway, my tired brain just didn't make the leap back into oil painting. The nice thing is, with enough practice and experience, it doesn't take long to figure out where you went wrong. I couldn't wait to get out that evening and conquer the canvas by painting outside again. 
 Intentionally, I left white completely off the palette until the very end.  
HA! That'll show ya!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shoal Stroll #151


Shoal Stroll/ Original Oil Painting/Eileen D. McCoy/Shoal Creek Living History Museum
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Daily Painting #151/"Shoal Stroll"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X6"
    
Today's 80ยบ is quite the contrast to the freezing, drizzly Sunday just 2 days ago when I painted this oil painting at the Shoal Creek Living History Museum. I would not have made it, but for the 8 other brave painters who showed up. Surprisingly, I forgot about my cold wet feet and shivering hands and got into the moment. Another surprise:
 these 2 young gals who came strolling along in the freezing rain! 

To my loyal followers, posting will be reduced in the next week or so as I am working day and night on some rather large commissions. One is for 100 portrait-style caricature heads in color. Another involves some rather large watercolors. Thus, the daily paintings will be
here and there as time permits.   
Enjoy and thanks for following.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

THE WEDDING PROPOSAL CARICATURE


"THE PROPOSAL" BY KANSAS CITY CARICATURE ARTIST, EILEEN MCCOY

WEDDING PROPOSAL- THE BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE KANSAS CITY



 Once again, I have the honor of being a part of someone's pivotal life moment: 
a wedding proposal. This young man had the novel idea of proposing to his
girlfriend under the guise of drawing a caricature for grandma's birthday.
I was scheduled to draw caricature art entertainment at a Bar Mitzvah 
in his neighborhood. We met prior to the event for a private sitting and viola:
SHE SAID YES!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"AWARD OF MERIT"-2012 Heartland Juried show


Award of Merit winner: Eileen McCoy's painting of
 "The Three Bees"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X8"
    
I am continually astonished and honored when I win an award in an art competition. 
Each new painting presents an opportunity to apply what I have learned to the next painting and so on. Consequently, one is never at rest about the art as there exists an infinite level of learning.  And while an artist often senses when their objectives have been met in a painting, it is more difficult to predict what the viewer or the juror will see within a work of art. 

This painting was inspired by a very old photo of my Grandmother (left), Aunt(center) and Mother(right). I could just feel the chatter of their conversations as my Mom showed her east coast visitors the Missouri River. 
They are all deceased, but their memory now lives on in this
little painting. This one's for you, Mom. 

 P.S.- I'll be back with more paintings in about a week or so as I am working on some large commissioned pieces for some clients. 

 Enjoy, Eileen      
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Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Caricature Drawing of the Week"


"Michelle Turns 40"/Original Caricature Drawing by Eileen McCoy
 
Caricature Birthday Wishes-from photos   
This is a larger, color caricature drawn from photos from a guy to his special gal for her 40th birthday. A large matt will surround it, containing signatures of friend's special birthday wishes.


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