I love this collection of people. Each has his/her own visual charm. I captured the slouch of the far right character (on the second try). I used a soft pencil to sketch this group portrait. This allows my initial marks to be spontaneous as well as visible (without overworking them, as I must do with […]
It was nice to see a whole family enjoying their book finds.
At the kids’ house for the holidays. William, my grandson and I are having a great time. It is difficult to get him to sit still enough for me to sketch a portrait. I waited for him to get involved with his iPad so he would be still. Here are some practice sketches: Here is […]
William, my grandson and I are sketching partners. He drew this portrait of me.
Nothing new. Although she hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in the past 4-5 days, my niece’s condition has not changed much. Cancer is winning. She is non-communicative, and breathing very hard. Many people who knew her have been by to see her and tell her they love her. There is not much else […]
Long day. Lots of people over to visit us and our niece. She is sick with cancer and the docs say she does not have long. Don’t know how they know that, but it’s looking like they bay be right. Below is a watercolor which was inspired by today’s events.
I took the photo below last time I in Burbank. It is a view looking down past my stomach at my grandson William. He is not old enough to be wistful, he just wanted to go outside. I, on the other hand was feeling pangs…
We had a great time in LA, especially taking Sidra to the American Girl store. She was trembling with excitement the whole time we were there. We all had a wonderful time celebrating her 10th birthday. While she, Nanna, Mom, Dad and Auntie Sarah and Uncle Ted were perusing the doll paraphernalia, I took some time […]
A week ago I was just getting back from seeing my families. In my original family, my place is that of a son and a brother; in my family of choice, I am a husband, stepfather and grandfather. My granddaughter calls me Zaydie out of respect for my Jewish heritage. It was her parents’ idea. […]