Before Maggie came into our lives we had two dogs who lived to ripe old ages. I sketched them hundreds of times and knew every line and angle that was necessary to capture them in a drawing. We've had Maggie for 2 1/2 years and during that time I've been concentrating on painting "en plein air" a French phrase meaning "in the open air". A fancy way to say I paint outside! As a result I haven't gotten to "know" Maggie with pen and paper yet and I'm not really able capture her "look". In this series of sketches she's sleeping on the floor, I think in the sketch on the right side I'm beginning to get the hang of drawing her.
Black marker and walnut ink.