Monday, October 25, 2010

Latest from the headshot gallery...

This is Patricia Gillum actress, film producer (her recent film, "Beneath The Blue" premiered this past weekend) and good friend. We had a great time shooting with David Palmer who also had a show this weekend at Gallery 8 in Studio City featuring his amazing photos of the Getty Museum shot with a camera with an infrared converted sensor. They are part of an ongoing exhibit at Gallery 8, 4300 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. You can also see examples of his work at

Friday, October 15, 2010

Art imitating Life

This morning, I received an email from someone I've never met. Not that that's so unusual but, it was from an artist named Miles McGrath. Apparently he had been out walking in Ithaca, N.Y. when he spotted my business card on the ground. He liked the picture of the woman on it and decided to go home and paint her. He said he didn't know how my card ended up in Ithaca ( I had been there last month visiting my husband's family) but he thought that I might like to see the painting and that it might bring a smile to my face. He's right. Thank you, Miles!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gray is the new blonde....

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by a a former high school classmate ( thank you, Facebook!), a beautiful raven haired girl, who told me she had decided to stop coloring her hair. Apparently the women in her family go gray at a very young age and she had been covering hers since her early 20's. As her new color was emerging, her old makeup colors just weren't working. She asked for some help in choosing a new palette.
First, I asked her to send me a picture of herself with the new hair color and no makeup.I took into account her coloring ( hazel eyes, medium skin tone and her natural, pre-gray hair color which was a very dark brown). I then put a face map together with the colors and brand names that I used. I chose a dark plum shadow in the crease and outer corners and a soft black kohl liner lightly smudged, a matte beige shadow on the lid, and a soft taupe shadow applied with a brush to her brows. I finished with peach blush and a peach lipstick used with a liner in the same color. As we age, more color is needed- everything starts to fade. However, it's very easy to overdo. It's important that we define the lips with liner. The same goes for lining the eyes. That doesn't mean it has to be a thick, liquid line, just enough to give them definition.