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


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

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Inktense, Derwent Watercolour, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Landscapes, Landscapes of Nova Scotia, Watercolour pencil

Down to the Jetty

I really struggle with landscapes. I don't think that they work well with my detail obsession and my preference for watercolour pencil work. I suppose the type of landscape I've always enjoyed seeing are those with wafts of colour that give the impression of the landscape structures, and I'm just not good at that (and… Continue reading Down to the Jetty

Derwent Inktense, Watercolour pencil, Wharves and Boats, Wharves of Cape Sable Island

Daniel’s Head

Daniel's Head is a point of land on the south side of Cape Sable Island and is well known to birders as an 'important bird area'. Indeed, the somewhat bleak-looking landscape encompasses a beach (breeding Piping Plovers!) and saltmarsh, divided by a road and sea 'wall' (a pile of boulders that does get breached, from… Continue reading Daniel’s Head

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Inktense, Watercolour pencil, Wharves and Boats, Wharves of Cape Sable Island

Another Wharf

Another, not a half-Klingon security officer, but another of the harbours of Cape Sable Island. One of larger wharves, Clark's Harbour wharf has plenty of colourful lobster boats operating from there. I took a photo for this image late last year and have only just got around to painting it. As is my normal… Continue reading Another Wharf

Landscapes, Wharves and Boats

Back to the Boats

I have been getting a lot of enjoyment from the bird portraits recently and have neglected other areas so, following completion of my Gyrfalcon study, I made a conscious effort to paint something else. During our trips around Cape Sable Island, and its environs, I have been taking photos of interesting scenes that might make… Continue reading Back to the Boats