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


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

Animals, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Pets, Portraits, Watercolour pencil


A bit of fun, and another set of new pencils (I told you I was addicted!). This time more watercolour pencils, the companion set to the Polychromos, the Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer. These are the same colours as in the Polychromos and I thought that they would provide a few different shades to my Supracolors and… Continue reading Cat-napping

Animals, Canadian Wildlife, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Watercolour, Watercolour pencil, wild animals

Wild Cats

Wild cats! Well, not really wild, although they are probably pretty miffed. Quite a few years ago, when we still lived on the outskirts of Montreal, we visited the Biodome at the old Montreal Olympic site. It's a pretty good use of the old Olympic velodome; basically a zoo but with different areas devoted to different… Continue reading Wild Cats

Animals, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Drawing, Prismacolor Premier, Prismacolor Verithin, wild animals

Dear Deer

One of the many great things about moving to Nova Scotia has been the amount of wildlife in our garden, or 'yard' as it is more commonly called over here. It has become commonplace for us to see several groups of wild deer (White-tailed Deer) moving through the garden at different times of the day… Continue reading Dear Deer

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

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…