Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mug #12- Jeanne Dicasali

Hilton Head Caper  - Mug #12.

Here is my new addition to the "Mug Shots" of members of Karin Jurick's 2012 Hilton Head Workshop.  If anyone is keeping track you may have noticed I skipped #11...which is a mug of me.  I'm putting it off until I get caught up.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.   

Eyes continue to be a struggle for me compounded by painting these mugs on a 4x4" panel.  I tried to convince everyone we should wear sunglassses, but got voted down.  Of course that would not have helped me learn to paint eyes.  I'm happy to see improvement, proving once again practice really does make a difference!  Speaking of glasses, don't you love Jeanne's snazzy glasses.  


Jeanne, also known as (aka) “The Determinator”

Jeanne Dicasali, 4x4 oil on gessoboard

Lead # 12 from Supervisor Wanda Rottenfusser concerning the ‘De-terminator’:

Received notice that some sort of celebration went down on Ferry Road in Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday. Neighbors reported people were singing and yelling Happy birthday Jeanne but we not sure what that was all about.

In fact, not much is known about Jeanne “The De-terminator” Dicasali, a relative newcomer to the sisterhood of felons.  This, of course,  leaves the field open for speculation.  We do know she is very focused  and determined but because she is unassuming often slips under the radar (a good trait to have as a felon).  But be cautious – crime, like art, is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration and the quiet ones can often rise to the top through sheer determination.

To enhance her public disguise, Jeanne began to draw as an adult signing up for drawing blogs and tutorials.  We even discovered a lovely little watercolor of cherries allegedly by her.  It appears she has now moved to oil and surveillance has shown her in the company  of Karin “Quickdraw” Jurick and the other Hilton Head felons.  Speculation is that she is likely to continue this practice.

She is also known to have international connections as her husband has been seen crossing the border into Canada often over the years.  We will stay alert in case this happens again.  She is not thought to be dangerous at this time but that could change.  Proceed with caution but proceed!

See other eye witness accounts (paintings) of this suspect at  2012 Hilton Head Caper


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by Steve Dickenson and Todd Clark


  1. This is a lovely portrait Lydia....and yes I those glasses are great!

    I got a good laugh from the comic strip!


    1. Hello Helen, Thank you for your comments. As someone who struggles with portraits doing challenge has been good for me. I'm sure I would have stayed in my comfort zone and avoided them instead of looking forward to seeing what I can do. I'm also getting tips from artist friends to help me with eyes.

      I am enjoying being on the lookout for comic strips about art & artists. I really admire the artists & their creativity.

  2. Great job on this one. You are really doing well with these mugs!

    1. thanks for all your tips on painting eyes!!