Thursday, December 10, 2020


 Rescued from a Texas Shelter early this year... this 9 lb. Chiweenie stole my heart.  She came to NY with heartworm so I wasn't able to adopt her until she was heartworm free.  Introducing BAMBI.  I painted the ornament with acrylics.  Merry Christmas to all my friends here and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Last pin for the day

When I went to Bethpage Restoration in Bethpage, LI,NY,  I went at the perfect time when this hatter was engrossed in forming some hats.  It was very interesting to see him in action.  He was finishing this black hat for the day....hence the title.  I hope you like him.  Painted with Rembrandt pastels and pencils for details.


Saturday, July 18, 2020


Even though this painting looks like Chinatown, it is Little Italy in New York City.  I was there about a year ago and I feel like there's less of Little Italy as usual.  But the restaurants are amazing and would recommend going there just NOT NOW.   Lots of angry people in NYC right now and they recommend not going ... very sad.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


My Cousin Al visited this Bridge in Venice and told me how beautiful it was.  I of course, agreed, and decided to paint it on a canvas.  I didn't want to hide it with a mat and glass since it would hide the full beauty of this bridge.... I painted it in acrylics which I really enjoyed for a change.  I understand they have restaurants with delicious food as well as amazing views.  I hope you like this.

Monday, June 8, 2020


I thought I posted this portrait of Leila.  She was a model from my Friday Portrait group some months back.  She was beautiful and classy and the perfect model we love to paint. I hope that she comes back some day to model again.
This was painted on Canson mi-tientes paper using Rembrandt pastels as well as Terry Ludwig soft pastels.  I hope you like her.

Monday, April 27, 2020

View from window

This was a Christmas commission that I never posted.   A sweet little cat looking out of her window... I enjoyed painting this … I thought the sun catcher was fun to paint.
I hope you are all doing well in this nightmare that we're living in.  At first, I kept myself very busy with painting, cleaning but now I have become a couch potato .. something I never wanted to be. lol
In February, I lost my dog, Cali.  She died in her sleep and it left me heartbroken.  She was only 8 and healthy so it was a total shock when she died right in front of me.   I have never been without a pet so I'm fostering a chihuahua/dachshund who I named Bambi. She's 9 lbs.   The shelters are full so I helped with one! lol.  She keeps me busy now and happy.  Yes, I will be adopting her soon.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Tennessee Beauty- 2nd Try

Thank God my eye surgery last Friday was successful.   Appointment for my left eye will be March 11th.  The worst thing is putting so many drops in the eye but I'm getting used to it.
I painted this horse AGAIN and very happy with it now.  I painted with goggles on to protect my eye from the pastels. I guess I'm a little obsessed and had to do it.  I hope you like it.
I will rest my eyes now.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Niagara Falls

It seems like just yesterday I visited Niagara Falls, but its been 6 years already... so time to re-visit.  It's such a beautiful place with breathtaking views wherever you look.  I painted this awhile ago and never posted it..  Tomorrow I go for eye surgery (cataracts...)  so I'm not sure when I'll post again or when I'll paint since with pastels you have to be careful.   But as soon as I can I WILL be back.   Meanwhile, I will be enjoying your beautiful work.  Thank you all for being there for me...You are the best!!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Tennessee Beauty

Did you ever do something and regretted it?  I painted this portrait and destroyed it before putting it aside and looking at it with fresh eyes.  Well, it's too late for this one but I would like to paint it again someday.  I used my soft Rembrandt pastels as well as my pastel pencils.... and I really liked cropping him.
My advice....don't be impulsive like me... lol