Animals, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Pets, Watercolour pencil


I can finally post this picture! The portrait of our cats was not my first try at animal portraiture, rather the above picture was. Lottie is a 'Newfiepoo', a mixture of Newfoundland and Poodle, and is the beloved pet of two of our best friends from the UK. We wanted to surprise them with a… Continue reading Ragamuffin

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


'Warts and all' is supposed to have been the request of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector during the English Commonwealth (sounds like 'Game of Thrones', I know!) back in the 1600s, when having his portrait painted. Well, I am thankfully free of warts but have plenty of wrinkles to work with. When my parents visited last month, they… Continue reading Selfie…

Animals, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Coloured Pencil, Uncategorized, Watercolour pencil, wild animals

Wild Thing

Well, having broken my duck on the 'animal image' thing, I thought I ought to consolidate and practice a bit more, and try drawing something wild. Whilst on holiday in British Columbia late last month, we visited E.C. Manning Provincial Park in the Cascades Mountains, right on the border with Washington State, USA. We did… Continue reading Wild Thing

Animals, Pets, Watercolour pencil

The Girls…

I have shied away a little from animal pictures but, really, as a 'wildlife' artist, I think that animals must be a part of the portfolio, so I decided to have a go and chose a handy subject, our own pet cats, for the first go. I know they are hardly wild, although they can get pretty riled… Continue reading The Girls…

Landscapes, Landscapes of Nova Scotia, Lighthouses

Summer at Baccaro

  I like drawing birds, and have done for years. I also enjoy the colour of the wharf scenes, but I really haven't got a feel for landscapes, so I have to rather force myself to have a go. There is always a bird that I could be drawing! A couple of weeks ago we… Continue reading Summer at Baccaro

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

Roseate Tern

There has been a brief hiatus in my postings, and in my art, due to us hosting visitors from the UK. Indeed, we have three additional separate groups coming over the next few months, so I expect my time available to paint will be pretty limited, but every visitor is welcome and much wanted! Before our last… Continue reading Roseate Tern

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

Hen and Chickens…

  Ruffed Grouse are the common 'game bird' species in Nova Scotia but they can be surprisingly difficult to see; in fact I had not managed to come across one this year before last Sunday. An exploration of a gravelly track, going inland from Shelburne (and known to us as the Wentworth Lake Road) produced this… Continue reading Hen and Chickens…