While I was wandering the uncountable galleries and halls of The Met I happened upon an engraving by Albrecht Dürer, one I had seen before but apparently ignored, which included a stag, horse and dogs. Just what I was looking for – a pet. I stood before it in the sparsely populated gallery and, paying close attention, sketched.

Everyday in May 2016: Drawn from direct observation of the original artwork while in The Met, color added later at home. Materials vary. Acrylic paint; pencil, Sharpie Fine Pen; occasional use of Pitt Brush Pens or gouache or Caran d’Ache Neocolor crayons; commercial letter and number stamps; StazOn pigment stamp ink. When the month is completed it will be bound as a book with a spiral coil.