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

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

Beachy Nuthatch

Mark has been taking a few trips to The Cape recently. For those who don't know, 'The Cape' is a sandy island off the end of The Hawk, Cape Sable Island, inhabited by sheep, birds, the automated Cape Light lighthouse¬†and occasional mad birdwatchers. It is reached by a small boat, navigated by an indomitable 89-year-old,… Continue reading Beachy Nuthatch

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Watercolour, Landscapes, Landscapes of Nova Scotia, Watercolour pencil

Low Tide Too

Another image of the flats between The Hawk and Cape Island, this time in a slightly different direction. I took this picture late last spring and always liked the desolate feel of the flats at low tide, along with the single little boat left stranded on the sands. There was a profusion of rocks and… Continue reading Low Tide Too

Bird Art, Nova Scotia bird art, Watercolour pencil

Whisky Jack-two ways

The Grey Jay, also known as 'Whisky Jack', is an engaging little bird, inquisitive and busy but not always easy to see, preferring coniferous woods, low trees and bogs.¬†It is found in every province and territory of Canada, which makes it the first choice for Canada's National Bird, a choice I heartily agree with! Last… Continue reading Whisky Jack-two ways