Saturday, September 8, 2012


                                                         11 x 14  Ink Pen and Watercolor

Here is the link for where I made my drawing from  HERE

This piece was done for a project called the Virtual Paintout that takes you to different spots in the world and this month is an Island in Denmark called Zealand using Google Maps.
It's quite a fun way to find a location to draw.
NYHAVN Street reflected in the window - On the Island of Zealand in Denmark

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

" Au Printemps "

12  x  9   Ink Pen and Watercolor

This is the last one I did for my daughters bridal shower. I enjoyed drawing these. Our trip to Europe and especially Paris was so nice. I recommend anyone to go at least once in their life.

Monday, July 2, 2012


                                                                12  x  9   Ink Pen and Watercolor

Here is the second piece of art I did for my daughters bridal shower. Her theme was black, white & French. This was a lovely flower tent selling gorgeous bouquets and loose flowers. They even had a chandelier at the ceiling of the tent. It was so lovely to look at.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

" La Fille se Marie "

12  x  9 Ink Pen and Watercolor

This was done for the Bridal shower of my daughter. It is from a picture I took in Paris where these round things are used to display the latest movie posters. As I was drawing it I noticed that it had a young woman pulling a suitcase so I thought I would change it a bit and make the tittle reflect the event  translation " the girl is getting married "
The tree was not in bloom at the time but I choose to make it about spring time. The start of one's life which relates to the start of a married life. I had it framed and it looks very nice.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

" PIP "

I encountered this lovely and so sweet pup called "PIP" as I was coming out of an art store. I could not help myself and said I would love to draw him. Well a few weeks later I got a call from his Mommy !
When I went to deliver my drawing someone in the street called out to him and said "Hi PiP" .... his owner did not even know them. I can understand the attraction from everyone. He seem to be  FAMOUS in these part.

8 x 10     Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Here I am with the original on my right !!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


8 X 11 Ink Pen

Yesterday I got a call informing me of a free portrait class by a very good local artist held an hour later.  I jumped at the opportunity. When I got there I realized it was an oil painting class and the only things I had on me was my trusted ink pen. We had 2 models to choose from, husband in one room wife in the other and 2 hours with some critiquing and breaks in between.
I felt like I needed to draw both so I hurried a bit to get them done...... lol

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


                                                      8  x  10  Ink pen and Watercolor

This sweet little girl is part of my family and when you have a talent I think sometimes it needs to be given away. So this was my present to her parents.

I used to draw in pencil first but it is rare now. I had to push myself out of the boat sort to speak and start drawing directly in INK. It's a bit scary sometimes but it gives a certain look to the work that would not be there if I erased some of the line.
What about you ?
Do you go over the edge (artwork that is .......  ) sometimes too and what is it you do  ?

Sunday, February 26, 2012


                                                         8  x  10      Blue Ink Pen

My daughter works for a great organization, the YMCA. She is a site supervisor at one of the after school care at an elementary level. They had a fundraiser today and I was invited to paint something.
Well I did this painting which I am posting on my other blog Art by Dominique of "Sweet Peas".
Painting in front of people with the intention of having something finished by the alloted time is a bit nerve racking especially when you don't even know what you are doing before hand, but I kept saying to myself I can do this. Of course it helps when your daughter tells you "if you don't like it mom it's  OK you can make a little sketch of something if you want, just have a good time !" (awww !)
Well I finished in about 2 hours and had another 1/2 hour to spare so I started to sketch this beautiful little girl called Samantha with radiant RED hair. I was really happy to capture that smile.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


                                              "  The Brazilians Dancers "

 "The Magical Decor "

"The African Dancers"

A while back I was part of a big costume party here in San Diego where I had the privilege to paint at. There where quite a few performers and the decor was so beautiful. I wished I would of had more time to do a few more pieces but was glad I got at least these in.

Done in Ink Pen with some Watercolor 

Monday, February 20, 2012


8  x  10  Ink Pen & Tombow Pen

Local outings with the weekday Sketchcrawlers / Urban sketchers of San Diego. This is in the Old Town of San Diego, it is such a colorful place with so many areas that grab your attention. It is sometimes difficult to find what to draw but I finally settled on the corner of this building with this lovely tree. I am so attracted to shadows and what they can reveal !

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

" Forward on "

                                                              8  x  11 Ink Pen

         Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.

                                                       8  x  11       Ink Pen

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


                                                      11 x  14    Pen , Ink & Watercolor

Colette my grand-niece was chasing soap bubbles one day and I was able to capture a few pictures from the moment. I did this piece before Christmas but I had to wait until they got back home and opened the present to post it.
She is such a sweet little girl with magnificent red hair which I will have to paint one day also.