Monet’s Garden

A painting made in Monet’s garden at Giverny, from back in the days when summer brought travel to other countries and meet ups with friends around the world. We’ll all be traveling and drawing and painting together again soon…and it will be even more special. posted by Veronica

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In Memory

Often when I have a reportage job coming up, I’ll spend some time practicing on location before I start the project. This is one such drawing, made in my NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights in February of this year. It was a cold but sunny day, and I scored a seat in the window of […]

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Acts of Community Love

One bright spot of hope in this global pandemic has been the love that ordinary people are showing for each other. Acts of bravery, by those working in our hospitals; acts of kindness, by those delivering groceries, sewing masks, and checking in on neighbors; and acts of determination, by those working to find a cure […]

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William

My 10-year-old nephew gave me a sketchbook for Christmas, so I drew his portrait on the first page and gave it to him. He was so cute: He held very, very still while I was drawing, but his eyes were just about popping out of his head to watch what I was doing. After I […]

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Holiday Season

Holiday cards are often some of my favorite types of illustration projects to do. Thought I’d reach into the archives for today’s post, and put up a sketch I created for a client a few years ago. They went with another of my ideas, but I still like this thought of a global scene under […]

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Amsterdam Pride

Just returned from a trip to Amsterdam, where I was an instructor at the 10th annual Urban Sketchers symposium. Amsterdam is an amazing city; one of my personal favorites. The bicycle culture seems to have given every one of Amsterdam’s citizens a permanent mega-dose of endorphins, and they are among the nicest urbanites I’ve encountered. As […]

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Lights for Liberty

An illustration done on location of the Lights for Liberty candlelight vigil in Manhattan’s Foley Square last Friday night. The purpose of the vigil, which was held simultaneously in cities around the US, was to shed light and attention on the immigration detention policies of the current administration at the southern border of our country. […]

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