Tuesday, December 20, 2011


8 x 11 Pen & Ink
This piece was done as a fundraiser for a recovery facility called "Set Free"
Families would stay there until able to be on their own. I decided to draw a couple of the children  watching the Koi fish in a little pond they have.

One of the things I like to do is add color but only sparingly to add a focus impact to the picture.

But I wasn't sure which way I wanted to go. So I decided to make copies of the drawing on watercolor paper and try a few different ways.

I decided to have the one with the pond in color framed for the event.

Monday, December 5, 2011


8  x  11 Pen, Ink & Watercolor
" Chez Marie " is a small cafe in Paris very close to Montmartre. I thought I would post this drawing I just finished for CHRisTMAS.
First the place is red and second it is called Chez Marie and I thought it could be the new version for the stable where christ was born,
" At Mary's place " 
After all he was put in a trough and that's where you put the food you give to the animals, since he is feeding us still I thought it a perfect correlation.

BTW   This piece will be features on my general art blog also
Art by Dominique 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

" MONtmARTre "

                                                     8  x  11          Pen & Ink

This is from my vacation with my daughter to Paris. I was showing her where her grandmother lived ! The only thing I can say is I hope everyone can have the opportunity to go there at least ounce in your life. We went in the off season and the advantage for me is that I could see the architecture of each building since there were no leaves on the trees, like in this drawing I could see the Sacre Coeur  in the distance. Otherwise it would be obscured by the leaves !

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


                                                         8  x  11 Pen & Ink

Well all I can say is YIKES  this is not easy ! My daughter is trying to find a dress for her wedding and after a while of seeing ruffles, sheer, lace, buttons and little flowers decoration it almost feel as if I want to create one.
I had fun drawing these. But I did not draw the one that looked so perfect on her you never know who might be seeing this !!!! ...LOL  : D

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

" The Wedding Bouquet "

                                                         7  x  7  Pen, Ink and Watercolor

Well my daughter is getting married next year and I believe after looking at all those magazines and going to Bridal Bazaar is getting me in the mood to draw some of the beautiful arrangements I have been seeing.
Practice makes perfect !!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


8  x 11  Pen, Ink & a little Watercolor

In Vermont I always see so many things I want to draw.
This is at my nephew Gregory's house. Their clothes line. Megan his wife is so sweet and hospitable and their children are both fabulous. It's such a pleasure to go visit every one there. The time goes by too fast unfortunately.
She share with me that she could very well put all those clothes in the dryer but she forces herself to put them on the line outside when she can. Why you ask ?
Her life is very busy so it gives her a chance to slow down, it is a chore you cannot do fast. I thought it was such a wise action I had to make a sketch of it !

Thursday, July 21, 2011


                                                            8  x  10  Pen & Ink

This sketch was done in vermont of my brother kitchen table. It has turned into the desk, table, social, latest news kinda corner.
It was fun doing this !

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

" le bouquet "

8  x  8   Pen & Ink

Every-time I visit my brother and his wife I can't help it I have to make a bouquet of the beautiful flowers they grow on their property. Unfortunately it will be the last time there for they sold their place and are looking forward to creating a new one.
Hurray for change
Do not look to the past but look to the future with eagerness. For the past cannot be improved upon but the future has all the hope needed for you.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

" The Watering Can "

                                                   7  x  7  Pen & Ink

I love watering cans, this one is an old one. I have quite a few around. This one is outside my door as I walk out. I've been wanting to sketch it because of the fence, ivy and the flower pot it creates great shadows. Which is what I love. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A rose by any other name......

8 x 11 Pen & Ink with a little watercolor

This is the sketch I made at the last San Diego Sketchcrawl. It was such a nice fellowship time with other artists.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"The Orange Tree "

                           8  x  11     Pen & Ink and little Watercolor

This was done at Andy lovely backyard during our San Diego Sketchcrawl. This tree was so nice to draw. I like it when something stands out to me that say's " Draw Me ".

Sunday, January 23, 2011

30th World Wide SketchCrawl

8 x 10 Pen & Ink
Well yesterday was the 30th World Wide SketchCrawl. 
When that happens It always trills me to know that there are so many people all over the world drawing with the same purpose "to create something of the moment you are living in ". 
I usually draw/sketch outside but I was invited to a lovely party at a friend's house.
It was a pot luck BUT for me bringing something to eat is not my choice at this time so I brought flowers "purple tulips and white daisies" and in honor of the SketchCrawl I drew them while everyone mingled.