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

Where’s Warbler…?

Autumn is here, season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and confusing fall warblers! I had decided that my next project would be avian and, rather typically, decided to do a big one. We have been looking for warblers in all of the hedgerows and trees, and in the apple trees in the garden. Sometimes the sheer… Continue reading Where’s Warbler…?

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Watercolour, Portraits, Watercolour pencil

Parental Guidance…

As mentioned in a previous post ('Selfie'), it was my parents, and more specifically my dad, who suggested that I should try portraiture. He was interested enough in that previous effort to say that he'd like to see what I would do with his portrait. Well, never one to ignore parental guidance, I set to and… Continue reading Parental Guidance…

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Inktense, Derwent Watercolour, Watercolour pencil, Wharves and Boats


It has been a while since I tackled a wharf. I thought it might prove a relaxing subject after the excitement of animal and human portraiture, in any case, although perhaps I should have chosen a wharf with other than white boats. All my pretty colours left in the tin...aww! Anyhow, I liked this summer… Continue reading Chegoggin

Animals, Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Coloured Pencil, Uncategorized, Watercolour pencil, wild animals

Wild Thing

Well, having broken my duck on the 'animal image' thing, I thought I ought to consolidate and practice a bit more, and try drawing something wild. Whilst on holiday in British Columbia late last month, we visited E.C. Manning Provincial Park in the Cascades Mountains, right on the border with Washington State, USA. We did… Continue reading Wild Thing

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…

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

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

Roseate Tern

There has been a brief hiatus in my postings, and in my art, due to us hosting visitors from the UK. Indeed, we have three additional separate groups coming over the next few months, so I expect my time available to paint will be pretty limited, but every visitor is welcome and much wanted! Before our last… Continue reading Roseate Tern