Caran d'Ache Luminance, Coloured Pencil, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Flowers and Plants

Passion

Now that I have your attention, in the week of Valentine's Day! I have neglected the botany pictures in favour of birds, etc., and that seemed a shame. Also, in addition to looking for bird pictures in amongst the holiday snaps of years gone by, I came across quite a few exotic flower studies. I'm… Continue reading Passion

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Bird Art, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Coloured Pencil, Exotic Birds, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Watercolour pencil

Say ‘Hi’…

After a brief foray into boats and wharfs, I got back to my favourite subject matter, birds, for the next picture. After again looking through my older holiday pictures, I found another pleasing image that I was keen to try. This is a Cuban Screech Owl, a species endemic to Cuba (I guess you could… Continue reading Say ‘Hi’…

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Inktense, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Watercolour pencil, Wharves and Boats

Reflections

I wanted a little change from the recent series of exotic bird pictures (although I am certainly not tired of doing them!) so I thought I'd vary things with a wharf image. A change is as good as a rest, so they say. Anyhow, I had taken a photo during the last January that I… Continue reading Reflections

Bird Art, Caran d'Ache Luminance, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Coloursoft, Derwent Drawing, Exotic Birds, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolor Premier

Camouflage

Looking through older photos for uploading onto a new Facebook page ('Nova Scotia Birders Around The World', to be exact), has been great for finding lots of photos that spark my artistic interest. I have tended to stick with pictures of local birds, but there is no reason not to have a go at some… Continue reading Camouflage

Animals, Caran d'Ache Luminance, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Drawing, Derwent Watercolour, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Pets, Watercolour pencil

Ivy

We recently looked after a cat whilst our friends were on vacation. She's a lovely old lady who was a pleasure to look after...she could teach our two a thing or two about being friendly! Anyhow, I wanted to have a go at a painting of her, because she has very cryptic markings. Not really… Continue reading Ivy

Bird Art, Caran d'Ache Luminance, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Drawing, Exotic Birds, Faber-Castell Polychromos

The Dark Side

In my last post I wrote about the black paper I had recently purchased, and how I wanted to give it a try, but I was scared (I know, quite pathetic!). On that occasion I shied away at the last minute and did the drawing on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, using a dark shade but not… Continue reading The Dark Side

Bird Art, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Coloursoft, Derwent Drawing, Exotic Birds, Faber-Castell Polychromos

Chicken…

For some time I have been admiring artists that produce images in coloured pencil on black paper. I have seen some lovely renditions of birds that pop against the black background. I thought I might have a go and so purchased some black paper on one of my Halifax visits. It is called Artagain, by… Continue reading Chicken…