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