Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cardinal

Cardinal, watercolor 30 x 22 cm
Cardinals are of the few birds brave enough to overwinter here in Ontario. It is definitely the most colorful one. Unlike the sparrows who have been frequenting my bird feeders this winter,  this bird seldom stays long enough to let me take pictures. But several days ago this flamboyant male cardinal was so kind to pose for over five minutes.
Cardinal, watercolor 22 x 30 cm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A little one

Chimp, watercolor 29 x 22 cm

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A pair of pears

Pear, watercolor sketch

Pear, acrylic sketch

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Are we there yet?

Sun, Sea and Sand, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
It "warmed up" today and the rain may melt some of the snow on the ground... I simply painted a place where I want to be right now. It's so easy!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Portrait sketches

Portrait study in graphite and crayon
Portrait study in charcoal and crayon

I am trying to stick to my decision to paint or draw something every week. While dedicating a few hours to that this weekend seemed like a tall order, I opted for  doing these sketches over coffee. I am starting to really like drawing on tinted paper and using white crayon for highlights. It brings instant dimension.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Lest we forget

Today is Remembrance Day. In memory of those who fought
A watercolor from a few years back

And few sketches with graphite, charcoal and crayon:






Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Another low tide

Low Tide 2, acrylic 35 x 28 cm
Tried in acrylics this minimalist scene, which I recently did in watercolor. Here is the watercolor from a few posts back:
Low Tide, watercolor, 26 x 20 cm
I quite enjoy painting in acrylic. It gives me more control as I can always go back and re-do or correct something. Although, control is what I want to try and loose, need to learn to let go, both in painting and in life...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin, acrylic 15 x 22 cm 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Tidal beach

Tidal Beach, watercolor, 40 x 30 cm
Despite the obvious flaws of the depiction, I so enjoyed the process of painting it...

Monday, October 8, 2018

Low Tide

 




I am trying to snap out of the self  feeding inertia of not painting because I'm not in the mood and then feeling bad for not painting. These are a few watercolors I have done lately, of the tidal beaches at the west coast.