Coloured Pencil, Flowers and Plants, Prismacolor Premier, Prismacolor Verithin


I keep meaning to have a go at flowers. Over the years I have taken quite a few pictures of flowers in the wild and have tried to identify them, with varying success. During my recent trawl through the photo archives from a few years ago, I came across an image of a plant that seemed attractive… Continue reading Botanizing…

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Watercolour, Insects, Prismacolor Verithin, Watercolour pencil

Here Be Dragons

Mark and I have long been interested in odonata, that is dragonflies and damselflies. Mark, in particular, will spend ages trying to capture specimens, either with a camera or actually physically in a net for closer viewing (it doesn't hurt the insects and they are released once identified and recorded). It's a good hobby for… Continue reading Here Be Dragons

Bird Art, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Drawing, Prismacolor Premier, Watercolour pencil

Owl Post

Staying with the avian theme of recently, I had chosen to use a photo I took quite a few years ago. A study of a Great Horned Owl's face, it makes me look like a marvellous photographer until you see the full bird, and realise it is wearing jesses! Yes, it is a captive bird, actually part… Continue reading Owl Post

Bird Art, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Watercolour, Nova Scotia bird art, Watercolour pencil

Where’s Warbler…?

Autumn is here, season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and confusing fall warblers! I had decided that my next project would be avian and, rather typically, decided to do a big one. We have been looking for warblers in all of the hedgerows and trees, and in the apple trees in the garden. Sometimes the sheer… Continue reading Where’s Warbler…?

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Watercolour, Portraits, Watercolour pencil

Parental Guidance…

As mentioned in a previous post ('Selfie'), it was my parents, and more specifically my dad, who suggested that I should try portraiture. He was interested enough in that previous effort to say that he'd like to see what I would do with his portrait. Well, never one to ignore parental guidance, I set to and… Continue reading Parental Guidance…

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Inktense, Derwent Watercolour, Watercolour pencil, Wharves and Boats


It has been a while since I tackled a wharf. I thought it might prove a relaxing subject after the excitement of animal and human portraiture, in any case, although perhaps I should have chosen a wharf with other than white boats. All my pretty colours left in the tin...aww! Anyhow, I liked this summer… Continue reading Chegoggin