Egg Day

Egg Day journal:sketchbook pages - Cynthia Maniglia - gouache
Cynthia Maniglia – sketchbook – gouache

Every other day, my sweetie makes us breakfast. It’s always the same thing. We call it “Egg day,” for obvious reasons. And it’s what’s for breakfast tomorrow. Can’t wait …

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.

Prickly Pear Cactus

WP_20161110_005.jpgHaven’t painted in a few days. This is me getting rid of the cobwebs … with some prickly pear cactus, painted in an expressionistic style. Watercolor and gesso on Zuan postcard sized sketch book paper.

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.