Dr. Dolittle does the Spa

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8:22 PM

Well, not really. This is what filled my moleskein wc sketchbook this week. I had a wonderful afternoon at the day spa of our local landmark, The Mission Inn in Riverside, California last Thursday before heading to the figure drawing session at the museum. On Sunday Rudy and I met up with our girl Amy and her new beau at the Wild Animal Park just north of San Diego, CA. It was really my first time at drawing animals. I was so happy the Calif. Condor sat so still! I have really bad eyesight and even though just a few feet away, I had a hard time capturing the details and so had to rely on my photos to finish up the sketches at home. Now....what adventure does this week hold for me?


  1. Awww, I just love these elephants!

  2. I love your sketches! you should've been with me on my trip to SA - we went to the Addo elephant conservation, saw 100's(there are 600 in the park) and we got so close to them, I could put my hand out the window and touch them... with their little ones playing around them. It was simply beautiful as I have a soft spot for the elephant. We humans could learn a thing or two from them.
    Great drawings of animals you did.

  3. Anita Says:

    Marta I love your elephant!
    Looking forward to seeing the results of your adventures this week!

  4. Lin Says:

    OH HOW FABULOUS! I love the elephant and the easy way you rendered him!! Super work!

  5. phthaloblu Says:

    I love all your wcs. but I especially love those elephants! Beautifully done.

  6. Sandy Says:

    Very nice, I love the condors too. I envy you in So CA, with such wonderful sketch potential.

  7. mARTa Says:

    thanks for all the nice comments on my first go at "the animals" and for all previous comments. Don't you think that encouragement does a lot to keep us plodding along in what we love? Oh Ronell, I can't even imagine! Yes, I would have loved to taken that trip with you! I love to travel and already planning a trip to Europe in the fall.

  8. Deborah Says:

    Marta, as usual these are great. I love the elephants and the foot sticking up at the pool. Glad you had a wonderful time.

  9. hola marta, these are delightful sketches and besides capturing your subjects so well they also have a sunny SoCal feel that reminds me when I lived in that part of the country. well done, look forward to more!

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