Peonies revisited

I have many unfinished pieces from years of demonstrating techniques to students.  This summer I have promised myself that I would finish some of this pieces. So I’ll begin with a pair of peony buds that I did in watercolor in 2002 or 2003.  Time to finally add the graphite….a favorite way of mine to work.  The combination of graphite and watercolor seems to be somewhere between finish and process, I love the way the two mediums compliment each other.


New Moleskine Japanese Fold sketchbook :)



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Having lots of fun with my new Moleskine sketchbook.

When it came in the mail and sat in front of me all crisp

and new I was daunted by the clean newness of it.

After looking at it for a couple of hours I couldn’t resist

picking up my micron .03 and beginning ^. .^

First SketchCrawl Sept.19, 2009

katonah cafe w:people

We were a small but mighty group =)  Janet with her two girls, Linda with her daughter and Bobbie all showed up to draw on a perfectly beautiful day.  I will be posting more of their work as it comes in.  I have been “drawn” to red umbrellas lately, hmmmmmm, not sure why buy I am enjoying them =)

katonah cafe w:corner street


Janet's sketch crawl 9:19:09

Janet and her daughter with a wonderful drawing of one of the homes in Katonah.

More from the group soon =)

Back from Cape Cod

We just returned from Cape Cod.  All the watercolors are from the cottage where we stayed.  The pen and inks are from the National Seashore,

the cottage and some of our favorite places.  I am always inspired by the sea and skies of the cape….the colors and light

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