Category Archives: Sketches / Drawings / Paintings

:: First Frost ::

The lake has started to thicken, specks of ice. The mountains are starting to whiten, snowflakes have fallen. The birds are gathering at the feeders, my dog is sleeping.  — by Jane Hannah This week we had our first frost … Continue reading

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:: The way through the woods ::

They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago.  Weather and rain have undone it again,  And now you would never know  There was once a road through the woods  Before they planted the trees.  It is underneath the … Continue reading

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:: Square Foot Art Exhibition & Old Brewery Mission Fundraiser 2017 ::

There is a wonderful feeling when you walk into your own exhibition. You see the work as a true extension of yourself. Win or lose, your interests have led you to an accumulation of your personal expression, signed lower right, … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 31 Mask Theme ::

Here is a Haida Nation Mask, a native northwest coast people that live in the northern parts of British Columbia, Canada. I have always loved their masks and today I decided to draw one from a reference photo, in order … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 30 Found Theme ::

And so it is that life begins. A step into the crazy maze of life. First a left and then a right, We find ourselves at a dead end. Back track our steps and begin again. Twists and turns constantly … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 29 United ::

Les chemins sont à faire jusqu’à ton coeur  Je viendrai sous les traits du défricheur  L’amour ne veut plus de tricheur  Chérie, as-tu vu  Le monde est absurde selon Camus  Mais tes pouvoirs me prouvent qu’il ne l’est plus  Le … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 28 Fall ::

Do not have much time today so here is a quick little sketch… would have liked to delve a bit more deeply with the “ink” but no time… Paper: Sketchbook #21 Handbook field watercolour journal 6″x6″ Ink: Dr.Ph.Martin’s Black Matte … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 26 Squeak Theme ::

     Hey there, Mr. Tin Man You don’t know how lucky you are You shouldn’t spend your whole life wishin’ For something bound to fall apart      Everytime you’re feeling empty Better thank your lucky stars If you … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 17 Graceful ::

#Inktober2017 —  #17 — Graceful Theme

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:: Inktober 16 Fat ::

Drawing is the probity of art. — Ingrès Fiew — I really had trouble coming with an idea for the inktober “fat” theme, and it seems  that my drawing is more political than fanciful. #inktober 2017

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:: Inktober 15 mysterious ::

Easter Island Moai — by John Curtis, poet Their faces mottled grey neolithic axe heads; trolls rising from the worn steep green slopes. Some stand in line on low dais, wearing pillbox hats; perverse stone doughnuts. Stoic. Gazing unmoved. Many, … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 14 Fierce ::

The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King For the #Inktober2017 Fierce theme today my thoughts went to a giant tsunami wave and then was inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s beautiful iconic wave. This tsunami is hovering over … Continue reading

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:: Inktober Teeming ::

#Inktober Teeming Theme. After thinking about it, I came back to the drawing board and decided to change my subject as I was not too happy with my coffee cup. So here is the new one, and I am indeed … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 8 Crooked Theme ::

Why do you paint? For exactly the same reason I breathe. — E.E. Cummings from Brainpickings.org These Inktober themes are really challenging me as I usually am more of an Urban Sketcher, meaning that I try to paint what I … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 7 Shy Dawn ::

A glimmer of light cannot truly be seen without much that is dark, and darkness cannot truly be felt without shadowy forms rising from the blackness. Paper: Stillman & Birn Zeta Series sketchbook #20 Pen: PITT Brush Artist Pens Location: … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 5 “long” theme ::

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller) A totally imaginary personage. I started with giving a very long neck to my character, and then I painted it in. By painting in some parts, another part … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 4 Underwater Theme ::

To sense this world of waters known to the creatures of the sea we must shed our human perceptions of length and breadth and time and place, and enter vicariously into a universe of all-pervading water. — Rachel Carson Whales … Continue reading

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:: #Inktober 3 Poison Vial ::

In the porches of my ears did pour The leperous distilment; whose effect Holds such an enmity with blood of man That swift as quicksilver it courses through The natural gates and alleys of the body… –Hamlet from Shakespeare An … Continue reading

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:: Inktober 2 Divided ::

My second #Inktober2017 carrying the theme Divided. A city divided by the full force of an earthquake… Still using the same pen as yesterday as I wanted to experiment more and this pen does not like to go over a … Continue reading

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:: Inktober #1::

Learn to draw. Try to make your hand so unconsciously adept that it will put down what you feel without your having to think of your hands. Then you can think of the thing before you. — Sherwood Anderson I am … Continue reading

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:: Friendships ::

A friend is not to be found in the world such as one can conceive of, such as one needs, for no human being unites so many of the attributes of God as we feel our nature requires…. We have … Continue reading

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:: Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme ::

There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to be see beyond the usual — become clairvoyant. We reach then into reality. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the … Continue reading

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:: Square Foot Exhibition 2017 ::

« Là où va la main, l’œil suit; là où va l’œil, va l’esprit; là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur; là où se trouve le cœur est la réalité de l’être, le siège de l’âme. » — Abhinaya … Continue reading

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:: Happy tugboat ::

“Surprise is key in all art.” — Oscar Niemeyer Today the sunshine was out, over 60 sketchers turned up to sketch, draw, paint and talk together and it was an amazing day. The site was actually very rewarding as there were … Continue reading

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:: Weekend of prepping ::

In proportion to his force, the artist will find in his work an outlet for his proper character. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Art” A weekend of prepping courses, drawings & paintings for a future show in November which I will … Continue reading

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