Doodles from my sketch book.

Eddie Peña

Kika Moves it


A solo drawing of Kika as her fiestyness sets in!

m. hurst


reportage illustrationThis sculpture by American artist Tony Smith at the LACMA was stunning. I had to draw it. Market and graphite. ~Despina


Rockefeller Center Rink Bar

Rockefeller Center line drawing

Here is an old drawing of the rink bar that covers the Rockefeller Center ice rink during the spring and summer. I tried looking this up online, but it seems as if this is no longer open. Glad I drew it when I had the chance.

Greg Betza ©2015


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Pencil drawings from the Bronx Zoo.

Eddie Peña

Kika The Nun Continues…


Kika continues her nun antics with a little hip swing and some attitude!

m. hurst

The Getty Center

California Landscape by Despina GeorgiadisOn a recent trip California, I visited the Getty Center in LA. Beautiful place. Here is a pastel drawing of their famous bougainvillea canopies. I call them flower martinis. ~Despina



Memorial Day

Memorial Day-Greg Betza

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

– Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Harvesting apples

harvesting apples/Michele Bedigian

Every Thursday my son attends a gardening class at the NYBG. It’s been such an incredible experience for him (and for me too :) This past week he had an opportunity to harvest some of the lettuce he planted 5 weeks back. It was the first time he ever became aware that the food he eats actually is grown in the earth. What a novel concept, lol. Happy Memorial Day! – Michele

medium: graphite on paper

Getting back to work


I found myself working on an old project yesterday and time just melted away. While everyone was fleeing for a long weekend I found my own space and simply painted. I had no time limit but in my head I would move along in about an hour. Nearly three hours later I looked at the clock and was shocked to see how little I had noticed. I proved Einstein wrong. I woke up this morning and found the sketches from the beginning of the project. Now to prove time can stand still once again and carry on.—Dominick

Another Day
















Another page from my daily sketchbook.

Eddie Peña

Playing With Watercolor

vl_swatchesDecided to have a little bit of fun with watercolors today. The three on top are a few of several abstract paint swatches I did, based on Exercise One of our Studio book: One Watercolor A Day. Check it out HERE if you are intrigued…

posted by Veronica

Kika the Nun


After this past drawing weekend at Dalvero I was looking through some drawings and found a few of Kika. Here she is metamorphosed into a nun. What will she be next time?

Always fabulous, Kika!




Here is a thumbnail sketch of the Mayflower II docked at Mystic Seaport. Read more about it HERE.


Baby’s All Right

Reportage by Greg Betza

That was the name of the club in Brooklyn where I saw Mac McCaughan play on Saturday night. Another high-energy show by a personal favorite.

Greg Betza ©2015

Drawing from more life

reportage people/Michele Bedigian

This is one of those HUGE drawings I mentioned once before done on site a few summers back. You’d have to enlarge it to appreciate the pockets of drawing weaving in and out of the picture. It’s honestly a favorite of mine I guess because of it’s complications and the “study within the study”. The Mickey ears might be clue where I was sitting, lol. Happy Sunday! – Michele

medium: graphite on butcher paper

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Portrait of a Model playing his guitar.

Wax drawing by Eddie Peña



The hummingbird is a sweet little bird of joy, a reminder to instill happiness and playfulness into our daily lives.

Such a perfect symbol for you, sister. Thinking of you on your birthday and always. love, Veronica

May Day #2 Union Square


Another May Day Union Square drawing. As I talked about before I was a little surprised, but not, that there were so many different issues being brought to light. Truthfully, one issue usually relates to at least one or more other issues, and this protest proved that!



greg-betza_woman at the museum

Here is a quick drawing of a woman checking out an exhibit at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York.