Ballerina in Black



Pencil and watercolor ~ practicing figure drawing. While I was working on this, George Michael’s song with the lyrics “I’m never going to dance again, guilty feet I’ve got no rhythm” (Careless Whispers) was playing.

Under drawing – Cynthia Maniglia

Live Oak


Painting in my garden this afternoon, a sprig of a Live Oak tree. What an odd name for a tree “Live” Oak, but that is it’s official name. I choose it as my subject because I pine for acorns and spotted this one on the branch. When I lived in Pennsylvania, acorns abounded during the fall – they were everywhere. Here in Florida, the ones that I find on the ground are still partially green without the little brown caps.

Watercolor with acrylic painted applied over the background.

Autumn’s Yellow Mums

Autumn’s Yellow Mums in Newtown, PA ~ Micron black fine ink pen and watercolor

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and
autumn is a mosaic of them all.” ~ Stanley Horowitz.

A little postcard-sized page I did in my sketchbook
on the flight from Philadelphia to Tampa yesterday.

More Little Sketchbook Pages

Still doodling in my little black sketchbook. This reminds me of waterfalls. Marker and white Bombay India Ink.


And here is a fall/pine cone inspired design I drew and colored on the inside cover of my little black sketchbook using a Micron black ink fine point pen for the line art and a rusty-brown Crayola brand marker for the background.



Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! So glad the humidity dropped with the temperatures here in Florida and I was able to sit outside for almost an hour after dinner tonight.