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

Coloured Pencil, Derwent Drawing, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Landscapes, Landscapes of Nova Scotia


Some times it is nice to do a simple subject, sometimes it is good to try something a bit more complex. This time I really wanted to challenge myself so I chose a subject that included three things I have always found a bit tricky; sky, sea and snow. I know, I know, I live… Continue reading Challenges

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

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