Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Swimming in the Sea of Invisibility

I didn’t like my arts teacher in elementary school and the sentiment was reciprocated. I did not agonize over the fact as the teacher didn’t like any of her students. It … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gabriela 2 – Ink on Paper

Gabriela 2 – Ink on paper. I am playing more with black and white, and then, of course, where ink meets water, grey happens. I love those soft interactions and … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scissors

I have a thing for scissors. I have to have several pairs in the kitchen, in my painting studio, in the sewing kit, and some smaller pairs for grooming. I … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unquenchable

I was not born with a paint brush in my mouth. My father was an engineer and spent hours (after work) drawing futuristic cars with ink pens on graph paper. … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Eternal – Mandala Drawing

The beauty and power of geometry. The mysticism of sacred mandalas brings order into chaos. I have been experimenting with these concepts lately and find them inspiring, centering, and relaxing. … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dream Machine

Dreams have no rhymes or reasons. We are thrown into a cacophony of images and sounds, making decisions with convoluted outcomes, trying to make sense out of random encounters, unexpected … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Entertaining Angels Unawares

I received a secret message. It was tucked between the siding boards of my home. In the middle of the night someone must have brushed off in a hurry without … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Title This Drawing

Help me title this new drawing. The portrait is composed of hundreds of words written quickly in a stream of consciousness. Part a disjointed confession, an undecipherable monologue, or a … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Calliope – The Patroness of Inspiration

Calliope is the muse of epic poetry, the patroness of inspiration. http://tinyurl.com/muaj4ru

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

I am an Exhibitionist

I am no psychologist, but sometimes I think that our adult years are only meant to be spent resolving our childhood dramas and fulfilling our infantile dreams. Why do I … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 4 Comments

Custom Portrait

Have you ever had a portrait drawn? Would you like to surprise a loved one with a unique gift? Commission a custom portrait and I will prepare one of a … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jackie Kennedy – Portrait in Digital Pencil

And here is the finished portrait of Jackie Kennedy. I felt inspired to draw her upon reading her biography. Based on the photograph by Sipa Press/REX. http://tinyurl.com/lkwy97c

December 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jackie Kennedy – Drawing in Progress

I have been reading Jackie Kennedy’s biography and felt the urge to draw her. Here is the drawing in progress. Based on the photograph by Sipa Press/REX. http://tinyurl.com/lkwy97c

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Custom Portrait Painting / Drawing in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pencil or Ink

Chances are you are not going to get what you really want for Christmas. So why not treat yourself to a portrait of yourself or a loved one? https://www.etsy.com/listing/215521422/custom-portrait-painting-drawing-oil

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shedding – Old Feathers Fall Away With Old Fears

“Shedding” – Old feathers fall away with old fears. http://tinyurl.com/nr4mobn I created this series of paintings in 2007 while I was working as a technical illustrator for patent attorneys. By … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Awakening – New Media Painting

No matter how hard I try, I can’t get away from color. I have to restrain myself not to turn the saturation all the way up. I think I know … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Music and Graphics Hardware – A Tablet

A new baby, or rather big daddy – Wacom Intuos Pro tablet. I have had it for about three weeks and love it. I have been using it for music … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Prints of my Artwork on Saatchi Art

I am bringing my earlier digital works back to life on Saatchi Art. Please visit and share my gallery: http://www.saatchiart.com/dosiamckay

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Calliope – New Painting with a Musical Theme

Calliope – hand-drawn digital pencil and ink. Available as a giclee print on paper. I am setting up my print shop and would like to gauge your interest in acquiring … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Painting / Drawing with Musical Theme

A detail of a new painting / drawing I am working on. This one will have a musical theme.

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment
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