Saturday, February 28, 2009


                                               6  x  6       pen  &  Ink

         Here's an other doodle I had to post because I was so tired of seeing the Birthday post.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I't's my birthday !

I am announcing this here because I got a birthday present a couple of tickets to Europe for me and my daughter Tiffany. We are leaving March 6 returning on the 20th.
Arriving in London going to Paris and then to Geneva/Lausanne and maybe a little hop to Venice.
I have a very low budget so hence this post.
If anyone knows of great cheap eats in these place let me know and anything spectacular that needs to be seen ( I know everything is spectacular!!)
I ask for advice , ideas, counsel and your 2 cents.

Adebanji that means I can come see your artwork at the gallery on Saturday the 7th how cool is that ! hope to meet you there ?

Friday, February 20, 2009

" The look "

       5  x  3.5    pencil ,  colored pencil  &  watercolor

                                     Do we lose this look when we grow older ?     Why  ?
                                     If we do,   how can we get it back.
                                     Are you doing anything about it ? or just going along......
                                     Give me your thoughts  <3

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

" I See to the Mountains "

                                                   6.5  x  9.5   Pen & Watercolor
                    One of the sketches I finished from Basalt Colorado, I added the watercolor.

Friday, February 13, 2009

"Dancing Strokes "

My new blog for sketches and maybe a little rambling !

Come check it out !

Thursday, February 12, 2009

At The Hairdresser !

                                              I drew the manicurist and than my hairdresser Ray but I was trying to look for something interesting to draw and it's not until I really looked at myself in the mirror that I realized, this is what I need to draw ! ! !

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Be My Valentine"

                                         6 x 5.5     Pen & Ink

                              I will design your own cards on smooth heavy card stock acid free white paper with envelopes. You get the original plus copies are made from that for the cards.
For any holiday or special occasion. E-mail art by dominique at yahoo dot com for details. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Technique and Supplies

I was asked what do I use for my sketches on location.
 I use a soft pouch to put these items in. I have also pencils and such in there like some charcoal and sanguine pencils from Derwent.
But this is basically what I've been using lately:

2 mechanical Pentel pencils one for B  ,one for 2B
I like them because you don't have to sharpen them.
Factis  - extra soft eraser
Zig millennium ink pen          01        I use mostly this one.
Zig millennium ink pen          05
Tombow      light gray     N95
Tombow     dark gray     N55
Tombow     light blue     451

            I like the sketchbooks from Dailer Rowney with the hard cover so it can give you support when you use it. 
The size I use is 8.5  x 11 I like a bit bigger then what I need it for just in case.
           The watercolors I've had for about 20 years but did not use them much but now I am rediscovering them, from  "Schmincke"  it is a metal box and when opened it serves as a palette to mix your colors on.
             I use a very small spray bottle from Sally's Beauty supplies that I fill with water and spray what I need on the metal palette side of the watercolor box.
            I hope this helps and the only thing I can add is go out there and have fun. Take a ipod of sort to listen to music you like when your doing this. It can make a nice experience even more wonderful.                                         

Monday, February 9, 2009

"Rancho Bernardo Winery"

                                            8 x 11 Pen , Ink  & Tombow pens

                           8 x 11     Pen , Ink, Tombow pens & Watercolor 

The local San Diego Sketchcrawl group met this Sunday at the Rancho Bernardo Winery which is  a treasure trove of subject to draw and paint from. It was such a nice time with everyone. We were under an overhang that gave out music which was Josh Groban playing . It can't get any better than that.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"CAFE BERNARD" in Basalt, Co.


                                                   8x10   pen, ink & watercolor

This is my Colorado trip to surprise my brother on his 70th birthday, there I had a chance to ski with my daughter Tiffany, my brother Bernard and some friends. Here were going up Snowmass to Elk Run . It was such a beautiful day.
He's a great french chef and his wife Cathy makes the best morning buns in the world. ( I'm not kidding )

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WOW ! I received an " ART BLOG AWARD "

I was gone a few days and on my return what lovely surprise. I received an AWARD by fellow artist JAMES PARKER please check his blogs they are fun and full of wonderful paintings. He can have you LOL so many times. You can participate in his windows to the words blog and check out his blog about Costa Rica " The view from the Volcano " . He's a great character.

So from what I understand I am to post 7 things I love and pass it along if I want.
so here goes :

1.       I love to dance , don't do very often enough ;( 
2.      I love good food especially if it's fixed by others =)  but, I'm a good cook.
3.      I love music all kinds, but Samba makes me move, classical brings me peace, christian contemporary makes me sings, anointed worship gives me visions, 50's rock& roll is so much fun )
4.      I love the smell of flowers ( sweet peas, hyacinth, honeysuckle, jasmine etc..) 
5.       I love gardens. When I'm depressed I go to a garden nursery, plants & flowers they revive me.
6.      I love attractive doors and windows, especially if they have flowers close by.
7.      I love my daughter Tiffany, God has bless me with an amazing child. 

I could add more but that's good. 
Now, I have the pleasure to select 7 artist to pass it along.

1.   Irit Bourla for her perseverance in her talent ( Go Irit )
2.  Vern Schwarz for his kindness
3.  Carol Horzempa for working on a beautiful blog
4.  Desiree for being a new local art blogger I meet through Sketchcrawl.
5.   R. Garriott  for his talent in helping us all.
6.   Candy Barr for been a great friend
7.   Dean H. for the scriptures and his talent.

Monday, February 2, 2009

"My little vacation"

Sorry everyone I was gone on a little vacation to surprise my brother on the occasion of his 70th Birthday in Colorado in a little town called Basalt, right before Aspen.
WE lost my camera and I could not reply anything at that moment.
I did get a chance to ski, eat good food and be with family that we haven't seen in 4 years.
It was really good but now I'm sore ( skiing in Snowmass ) But it's all good.

I want to thank everyone for all your messages ( I answered each on the comment box) but it was such a nice surprise.          BLESSING to ALL

I will post a few pic. and sketches.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"The Victorian house"

                                                6 x 6     pen & ink , watercolor

THis is the latest challenge for Karin Jurick . These exercises are so good  that's all I can say.