Alice on Alice

It’s been a busy week, with no time to draw at all. Lots of family stuff (it’s that time of year) plus a quick trip to New York City to see the Edward Hopper show at the Whitney Museum. (I will write more about the show in my upcoming newsletter — the December issue of The Wheelbarrow.) After a week like this, I realize how much I miss drawing when I haven’t done it for a few days. I went to New York with a sketchbook in my bag, and plenty of good intentions, but the weather was cold and rainy and not at all conducive to sketching. So this morning, after our walk, I sketched Alice in my studio, with the simplest of tools — just a pencil and my Hahnemuhle 100% cotton sketchbook. It took several changes of position for Alice to settle down, but that gave me a chance to warm up my rusty drawing hand with a few pencil lines of her head and paws, and then take my time on a longer drawing.

22 Comments on “Alice on Alice”

  1. Lori Zajic says:

    Alice is beautiful, Shari! Hope to meet her one day❤️


  2. Chris Rusk says:

    So much movement and flow. I love your lights and darks.


  3. dankillebrew says:

    Shari, I love these. The simplest expressions are often the most rewarding for me. Pencil, paper, and a little light in the right place. Capture it, meditate, breathe, and feel everything.


  4. Heather Kembel says:

    I’m having trouble sourcing the 100% cotton Hahnemuhle sketchbooks in Canada. Where do you get yours, please?


  5. Patricia says:

    One of my favorites Shari, so peaceful. Alice is a beautiful subject always, but today for the practice of staying simple and letting it flow…


  6. Ginny says:

    I love drawings, and these are full of love. Thank you for sharing!


  7. jeremc1maccom says:

    I feel as though I know Alice and know her from afar

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  8. jeremc1maccom says:

    Love her from afar

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  9. Jean A Paterson says:

    Alice is so sweet when she is sleeping! Your drawings are very appealing to me because I had a much-loved dog a bit like Alice and she slept like an angel (but was full of mischief when awake)!


  10. Judy Sopher says:

    It always cheers me up to see your drawings of Alice. I am such a dog lover.

    I am impressed that you traveled from Montreal to New York to see an exhibit. (Wish I had done that and I don’t live that far from NY) Fly or drive?


    • Thanks so much Judy. In answer to your question about NY, we drove. We always do. It’s an easy drive and we also wanted to visit my uncle who just turned 99!! So it was a wonderful trip for many reasons.


  11. Virginia Newman says:


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  12. Betsy says:

    She’s a cutie, and you drawings really capture the “dogness” of her.


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