This beautiful dog won many championships and it was a pleasure to create his portrait in colored pencil. I used gray pastel paper to complement his coloring.
There are some house portraits that are particularly satisfying, such as this Winter scene with Christmas decorations. The way the colors blended at the horizon and the snow fell on the trees make me happy. This painting clearly says “it’s Winter”. Can you feel the cold air?
Sometimes the things we see every day can be an inspiration for sketching. I was relaxing on my deck one afternoon, admiring the lines of this chair, and realized it would make an interesting sketch. Like a musician practices to perfect his skill, so an artist draws to perfect his art, to keep the hand […]
I’ve finally gotten serious about filling sketchbooks with drawings, whether travelling or at home. This sketch is Mackinac Island, a peaceful place where there are no cars or trucks allowed other than emergency vehicles. There are horse-drawn wagons and carriages; you may also get around town with a bicycle or explore trails on foot.