Sunday, March 29, 2015

Grade School carnival caricatures

More 3 minute party caricatures. It was lively fun at this Liberty elementary school carnival. 

IT's great to have a friend...(make a copy, boys)!

Young Brody convinced me that he could hold this fierce pose for 3 minutes. He was right!

My markers are gone!
For you artists out there...imagine someone taking your favorite tool off the market! Well, it happened. 
A new selection of markers are still bring "auctioned". Some of the points fray, others bleed through pages...none, thus far, have filled the role.

But, alas, instead of viewing this as disadvantageous, I put the flaws to work. 
The dried ones can shade, the frayed ones add texture, etc... 
It forces one to keep the drawings fresh and  alive ; to use a keen eye to interpret the subject in a new way. 


Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Rock chalk" art walk Caricatures at KU

Art, music, food and fun ...
Mimes, hola-hoops and, oh, yeah, caricatures!  I had the pleasure of drawing faces from all over the world today. Check it out:
Using my "hyper-observant" super-power, I guessed that this young man played the guitar.
These roommates insisted on making "v's" by their eyes. Okay?!
Known as "Austin's parents", this couple enjoyed photographing the day..and the artist. Send pictures!

Well, I promised this trio I'd post this.
I guessed their majors (in general).

"The Mime was giving out flowers;
The girls wore them in their hair"
( I give you poetry along with art.)

And from the other side of the world ...
Jesse and Arnold just laughed and laughed....

..and laughed . 

Oil Portrait of Artist R. Gregory Summers, landscape painter

©, artist/ oil on canvas/R. Gregory Summers, landscape painter

Today's feature painting is of renowned landscape artist, Gregory Summers.
Greg is shown here perched on a rooftop with a view of Kansas City's Kauffman Center on the easel. I chose this particular composition as I was attracted to the wonderful angles (all pointing back to the subject), the clear contrasts, and the palette of primary colors.

Guess who has this painting in his collection now?
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Oil Portrait of Dorian Rose by Eileen McCoy

© / Oil Portrait Dorian Rose/ 10"X8"
Those baby blue eyes framed by a darling knitted hat inspired this oil portrait of a fellow artist's grandchild. The dominant orange tones complement the young child's striking blue eyes.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wedding reception GUESTS/ caricature art entertainment

Drawing non-stop at a wonderful wedding reception at an Overland Park , Kansas golf course. Only time to snap a photo of this delightful characters from New York ...Enjoy! Eileen

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"The Age My Mother Was"-honorable mention

Honorable mention 
2015 Heartland Artist's Exhibit

"The Age My Mother Was" / oil on canvas/ ©2015 Eileen

Thursday, March 5, 2015


It was a grand time drawing some wonderful folks at the annual MRWA convention. 

Springfield Winnwater's professional and personable group 
Gifted their clients with Caricature art entertainment. Here are a few of the delightful faces: