Ever wonder what a drawing would look like in a frame in your home? After delivering a completed drawing to a client I sometimes ponder where it will be displayed. Is it going to hang in an entryway – for all visitors to see and admire? Or will it sit on a desk as a […]

An Evolution in Figure Drawing

When figure drawing, I must first loosen up! That means quick, whimsical figure studies that are completed in less than a minute. There is no time to measure, consider strict rules of anatomy, or erase. It is a series of moments when the model moves and the artist simply attempts to grasp the idea of a pose. Next […]

Portrait of Dog Resting


This was a wonderful chance to study the Cocker Spaniel form, play with color and, and experiment with texture. As every dog-lover knows, each breed of dog has its own unique physical form, fur growth pattern, and coloring. The cocker spaniel provides a great opportunity to sketch short fur around the face and back, and […]

Sneak Peek

Here’s looking at you kid….and a quick look at what’s on the drawing table right now.

Sketch of a Madonna

This quick sketch is reminiscent of the Madonna paintings created in the Renaissance period (fifteenth and sixteenth centuries). While Mary, the Mother of Jesus, may be referred to as “the Madonna” in other contexts, in art the term is applied specifically to an artwork in which Mary, with or without the infant Jesus, is the […]

Sketch of a Dog

Sketch of a Dog

A Dog’s Soul Every dog must have a soul Somewhere deep inside Where all his hurts and grievances Are buried with his pride. Where he decides the good and bad, The wrong way from the right, And where his judgment carefully Is hidden from our sight. A dog must have a secret place Where every […]

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

This Snow Leopard was a fun exercise in drawing fur and cat eyes. It was an additional joy to share my final result with the other artists who took the drawing challenge from the Colored Pencil Magazine. I was careful to create a soft texture in the wild spotted fur and keep the eyes glossy. […]

Sneak Peek

My most recent work in progress is for the Colored Pencil Magazine contest. Because I decided to start off this new year with a challenge.

Congratulations and Happy New Year!

 My portraits have been used as heirlooms, gifts for birthdays, mementos for weddings, charity for local causes, and one-of-a-kind works of art for home and office. But this is the first time my work has ever been used as part of a marriage proposal. Congratulations Dominick and Amber! And may you all have a marvelous […]

Painting Up the Holidays!

   During this holiday season, people all over the world are celebrating many festivities, such as Hanukkah, Kwanza, Ramadan, and Christmas. Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus has been a prevalent theme in Western art history. Compositions showing this event have ranged from the most simplistic representations to extremely detailed and ornate works of […]