Oil Sketch of Toddy

Quick sketch in oil of Toddy, our ginger menace, loverboy. I ended up making a simple wooden frame and decorated it in a circus-esque design, perfect for this boy.  It now hangs next to other pet portraits we LOVE.


Oil sketch of Toddy, 6x6 inches on panel

Oil sketch of Toddy, 6×6 inches on panel

Meet Copper, my Studio Mate!

Copper came home with us on Sunday when he was 10 weeks old!  Copper comes from a fine home of drop-dead gorgeous RED standard poodles.  Already, he is so smart and has found his way around the house, the yard and … Snickers, our cat. They aren’t best friends (yet) but they do respect one another’s territory.

Copper gets his studio tour this week and he has his own playpen in there. I will let him up on the loveseat, because I feel he will make a great model in the future. A poodle in repose.

So no painting this week, it’s all about the puppy. Probably no painting next week either, hehe…   It’s great having him join our family.  Stay tuned for more “Copper” news in the near future.

Going to work in the studio.


Hello, I’m Copper.

Beautiful face – those eyes will charm you!

I like gnawing on carrots.

Albert Handell, Thank You!

Albert and partner Jeanine, helped me celebrate my new studio!

Heartfelt appreciation for Albert’s suggestion for a builder for my new studio.   It has been a long journey of design and building but it’s finally a reality and I’m so thankful.  If it weren’t for Albert’s builder contact (Rafael Sigala of Santa Fe, NM), I would never had such a great studio built!

Albert Handell and Jeanine Christman

Angel of Faith, by K. Maniscalco

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