I don't know if this ever happens to you, but sometimes I start out on a picture, full of enthusiasm, and then it wanes. That certainly happened on this piece, but I've only once given up totally, so I powered through it, although it took longer to complete because of that. I had an urge… Continue reading Abstraction
After a brief foray into boats and wharfs, I got back to my favourite subject matter, birds, for the next picture. After again looking through my older holiday pictures, I found another pleasing image that I was keen to try. This is a Cuban Screech Owl, a species endemic to Cuba (I guess you could… Continue reading Say ‘Hi’…
January is almost upon us and it can be a bit chilly here in Canada. Despite the fact that we don't get as much snow as we used to in Montreal, Southern Nova Scotia can have its own chill factor when the wind whips in off the sea. Sometimes it can feel colder than it… Continue reading January
It is getting wintry around here, so a 'year tick' (in birding terms, a species of bird that you have not seen this year) is very welcome. Marsh Wren is considered to be mostly a transient or vagrant bird in Nova Scotia, with only a few actually nesting here. Added to that, they live deep… Continue reading Akimbo!
People who read the blog regularly know that I usually use Mark's or my own photographic references. Mark, in particular, takes excellent bird and wildlife shots and is very generous in allowing me to use them (if he knows what's good for him ;), that is!). I have only actually gone to a photo sharing… Continue reading Guest Photographer
Well, here's the thing. I really enjoyed doing the 'portrait' in the previous piece. 'Cat-napping', which was a bit of a surprise. I've never been that drawn to portraiture previously. So, I decided to capitalise on that feeling and have another go at a portrait, but who to 'do'? Well, my husband, Mark, had previously… Continue reading Birder
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