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, 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…