Category Archives: Sketches / Drawings / Paintings

:: John Coltrane Frame of Mind ::

Damn the rules, it’s the feeling that counts. — John Coltrane I started listening to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue album and then switched to John Coltrane — and that was my aha moment. This was the music that truly … Continue reading

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:: Easy Rider ::

Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen Take the world in a love embrace Fire all of your guns at once And explode into … Continue reading

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:: A journey across the halls ::

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” — Sir Francis Bacon On Friday as I was walking in the hall at my College I saw this girl and her expression stopped me… I looked at her very closely. She did … Continue reading

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:: Sunday Sketching ::

Art transforms us not with what it contains but with what it creates in us — the constellation of interpretations, revelations, and emotional truths illuminated — which, of course, is why the rise of the term “content” to describe creative … Continue reading

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:: House for sale ::

Walking as a creative fuel “Nature’s particular gift to the walker… is to set the mind jogging, to make it garrulous, exalted, a little mad maybe — certainly creative and suprasensitive.” My 92-year old Mom had a funeral to go … Continue reading

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:: Smile ::

Smile tho’ your heart is aching Smile even tho’ it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky You’ll get by      If you smile Thro’ your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come … Continue reading

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:: Cactus Epiphany ::

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home. – Australian Aboriginal Proverb. With the arrival of 20 cm … Continue reading

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:: Have a Wonderful New Year ::

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” by E. E. Cummings By this first … Continue reading

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:: -21 celsius ::

Well it is -21 celsius at the moment here and warmer than yesterday as it reached -27C last night… The cars are having trouble starting too, can you imagine? We went for a very small walk this morning and Pyper … Continue reading

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:: All you need is love ::

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  ― Charles M. Schulz On a cold and snowy day out here in the woods and listening to the Vince Guaraldi Trio, who composed and arranged the … Continue reading

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:: Shortest day of the year ::

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening      Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though;  He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.   … Continue reading

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:: Paroles de Migwetch ::

Si la vie était dure je jure que je ne l’ai jamais su Je n’ai de regret que celui de mon âge et ce jeune cœur de moi est intact Le mal qu’on m’a fait est écrit dans le sable … Continue reading

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:: Silver teapot ::

Je te promets le sel au baiser de ma bouche Je te promets le miel à ma main qui te touche Je te promets le ciel au dessus de ta couche Des fleurs et des dentelles pour que tes nuits … Continue reading

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:: Vir et mulier facies ::

Follow your passion it will lead you to your purpose. Drew these two faces last night while watching TV and not really concentrating on what was going on the tube. Really enjoyed drawing the flowing lines and couldn’t stop. From … Continue reading

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:: Little XMas Tree ::

“If creativity is a habit, then the best creativity is the result of good work habits. They are the nuts and bolts of dreaming.” (Twyla Tharp) Today is the full moon and it promises to be a beautiful night as … Continue reading

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:: A tree says… ::

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as … Continue reading

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:: November day ::

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” — Herman Hesse During the month of November it rains, it snows, … Continue reading

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:: 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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