Sunday, December 23, 2012



I did this pastel a few years back but thought it would be a good post for this time of year.  

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Remembering Mac


I did this drawing of cousin Joan's dog, Mac a few years ago.  I wanted to post it again since Mac passed away Dec. 6th.  He was a wonderful dog, truly a gentle giant and he will be missed.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Need help with blogging

Polar bear done in gouache

Polar Bear
\Deer/Kuretake pens 

I have problems commenting on other blogs, not all but most.  The comment posts but then is immediately deleted.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

sketch of a horse

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Please Adopt

Coco painted in gouache, Satari, charcoal and gouache.  It's good to be posting again.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wolf, a bear and a squirrel


bear/kuretake pens 

squirrel/sketch&wash pencil

It has been too long since I posted.  Life's distractions getting in the way.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Animal studies

Lately my art time has been very limited, so I have taken to sketching during lunch hour break.  The deer and hare (kuretake pens) were done on lunch break, the heron and bluebird at home (gouache).

Monday, July 16, 2012



This is an attempt at gouache using a photo I took of Coco at the Wolf people in Idaho.  She is such a pretty wolf I'll do it again using color.  It's a fun medium.                                              

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Horse and wolf sketches

This sketch is taken from a photo of horses in a meadow on a trip to North Carolina.  The photo is much more detailed with mountains and trees in the background and is beautiful but I just simplified it for sketching.
Wolf sketch in pen from a photoI took at Lakota Wolf Campground.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012



This sketch is Annie waking up from a nap by sounds from the kitchen.  Dinner was being prepared.  Kuretake pens/wc

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teddy and Annie, E. Islip Beach, LI

Teddy my cat grooming Annie.  She didn't seem to mind it.  They are great pals.  Sketch is from a photo I took.   

East Islip Beach, LI.  This sketch is from a photo I took on a very cold day in January many years ago.  Both sketches done in wc and kuretake pens.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Sketches of the little fox and Molly w/c, Deer sketches and Sugar, pencil.

Molly and Sugar were sketched while watching tv.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Paddington Bear & Clydesdale figuerine

Clydesdale Figurerine

Kuretake pens

I was looking around the house for things to sketch. I came across this figure of a horse, it also has a cart that it pulls. My mom bought this in Ireland when she visited back in the 60's. It is a treasure to me and very special.
Paddington Bear

Kuretake Pens and wc

Friday, February 24, 2012



I am experimenting with gouache. I also used Kuretake pens. Lots of fun. From a photo taken at Bush Gardens.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sugar and Serafina


Sketch with kuretake pens.



Working in black pastel was definitely a challenge. This is my first attempt. I used suede board which was nice, it is very smooth.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sleeping Sugar, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Birdwatching

Sleeping Sugar, sketched while she was sleeping then finished with
Rotring pen

Lakota Wolf Preserve
kuretake pens

Birdwatching (April, Buddy, Teddy) Pen/wc

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sketches For the Week

Little Figurine and Seatuk, Barn and Bear. Work done in Sepia ink and watercolor.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Dottie and Spike

Dottie was my friend Slyvia's dog. She passed away about a year ago. When she gave me a photo, I said don't you have a better one, where her eyes are open. She said "this is my favorite photo of Dottie because she is smiling". So there you have it, done in charcoal.


Spike wandered into my friend Rick's shop which is located at a very busy, hectic intersection. It was a miracle that he did not get hit by a car. He was shaking and frightened. No one claimed him so Rick took him home and he is now a very happy dog.