Sunday, July 13, 2014


by Sandra Tascarini
oil commission
aerial photo resources by Randy Heaton

I wanted to show  Victory, the part of the monument that is difficult to see, when the monument is seen from the ground.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument has a granite figure of Victory with bronze figures of  sentinel and  sailor from the Civil War and was dedicated on 5/30/1889.  The memorial was made possible through a bequest from the estate of Albert G Cook, a president of the First National Bank of Seneca Falls.  He wanted to leave something that would be a monument to the brave soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for our country.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

New sketchbook and self portrait

Self portrait and words from a sign at the John Burroughs Sanctuary to start my new sketchbook.  "If I were to name the most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature; and the most constant and great of these is always at hand, it's nature.  Therefore, collect moments, not things... well, except for books!  And keep a few crazy friends.  They'll make you feel normal."

Sketched from life... this is my traveling buddy, Pandi (Pandora).  I just started my new sketch book that I made with rives bfk paper.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Have been lazy about posting my sketches but hopefully will be better at it now.  I went to a sketchcrawl in Rochester recently.  These are some of the sketches.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wagner's Friday Night 7/5/13

I met a new friend ,Aidan, while I was out listening to a band at Wagner's Winery in Lodi, NY (and sketching instead of  dancing).  He allowed me to sketch him in watercolor and then I asked him to sketch something in my sketchbook.  Aidan is 10 years old and I think what  he drew for me was a perfect subject  for the place and time.  I am posting both of our sketches.  I know everyone who sees his sketch will appreciate his hard work and his skill in drawing.

watercolor of Aidan  4x6"?

Wine in pencil by Aidan
We met outside on the deck where  we sketched, in very low lighting,  listened to the band ,and watched  fireworks across the lake.  Enjoyed a wonderful evening and was glad to meet another art-person like me.