Monday, November 28, 2011

wolfpup duo

This little duo was born last spring. Photo was taken at Wolf People, Idaho. Drawing done in graphite and waterbrush.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Howling wolves and Sugar, WIP

Howling wolves


Wolves do not howl just at night only. This pair was howling on a beautiful sunny day. I may experiment and add w/c for the sky. Photo taken at Wolf People, Idaho.

Sugar is a work in progress, pastel on suede board.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wolf pups and Sugar



These cute wolf pups were born last May. The drawing is in graphite with a waterbrush and taken from a photo. Sugar is sketched with the Rotring pen.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bird in hand, sea otter, osprey

When visiting my cousin Joan on Long Island, oftentimes I go to my favorite birding place. It is Morton Wildlife Refuge, a birders delight! The sketch is from a photo taken while the little chickadee sat in my hand to get a peanut. It was truly being next to nature.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sugar , Annie and a sleeping bear

I love to wake up early with morning coffee and my sketchbook . It is a great way to start the day before the busyness begins. Here are some sketches from the last few days. Sugar, rotring art pen/water brush, Annie, graphite pencil/water brush and a little figuerine of a sleeping bear, art pen/water brush.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Garden Vistitors



I had a little baby bunny in my yard all spring and summer. He/she was on her own but seemed quite content. I even saw her running around playing one day. It gave me the idea for this drawing, the wishing well is in my garden.

Monday, August 15, 2011





This drawing is from a photo I took of Mohawk at The Wolf People. She was very curious about the camera.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Kiss

The Kiss



This drawing is from a photo taken at the Wolf People, Cocolalla, Idaho. It was wonderful to watch these magnificent animals interact.

Thursday, July 7, 2011





Satari is a 12 year old black shepherd. I met her when I visited my friend Donna in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was volunteering for the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Satari lived there for four years. What was incredible about Satari is that she was affectionate, playful and loving even after living in the shelter all that time. This drawing is from a photo Donna took on one of their outings.

Donna wanted to adopt her but she already had a large animal family. However, she was committed to finding Satari a home. For five weeks she walked Satari in the towns of Sandpoint and Coeur d' Alene posting flyers in stores and talking to people in hopes of getting her a home. She even had a U tube video made about Satari. No takers.

Whether is was Donna's positive energy, her diligent efforts, or a higher power, out of the blue someone called to adopt Satari. Although she was sad to see her go, she is happy Satari now has a forever home.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wolves in Pond



This drawing was done from my photo taken at the Lakota Wolf Campground. It was great to get photos in a natural setting.

Monday, June 6, 2011




Dominic is a friend's dog, a Newfoundland mix, a very sweet guy.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Prince "I'm Ready"



This is my friend's cocker spaniel, always eager for a walk.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I am experimenting with charcoal. This is an exercise from the Walter Foster publication.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sketching with water wash graphite pencil. This pencil is new to me, lots to learn about reflections on water, but experimenting just for today. Great fun!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Mac is a Shiloh Shephard. He is cousin Joan's dog. He is a gentle soul, great with kids, and oh, has ears that won't quit!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Landscape sketch
in pencil

Friday, January 7, 2011

suede board
I took a photo of Bear after she had a terrific romp in the snow. She was very content. Dogs and snow, they just go together.