Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogs are Back

Blogging is slower--but so is art, so here I start...

Lots of canvas to attack now.  Getting those nifty, thrifty fingers wrapped around the brushes.  Who knows where this will lead.  Here's a photo that just won't fit those square parameters.

Cheerio, world.  Let's hope for the best in art.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Some more people drawings

A couple more from last night; she was a good model--held very still with some interesting negative spaces in the poses.  These are 1/2 hour poses:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Double figures

Last night there were two models.  Since I missed last week's class due to Bluesfest, I was feeling a bit rough!!!  But in the end, I think I was warmed up enough to capture these two figures.  One of the models asked to keep my sketch after she saw it, so I gave it to her (I don't usually do this!!!) #stingy.

But I did take a quick snapshot of it before I gave it away.  Here it is:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


This has always been one of my favourite Monet paintings; I love the vibrant colours and coy look--it's different from his other garden images.

Monet, The Japanese Woman

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Amazing Musician

Trying really hard to get motivated and inspired for my next painting!  So I thought back to all the people I've seen perform recently, and I think Tom Ward takes the cake!  Wow did he ever put on a great classical guitar performace on Canada Day--so glad I met him.  He's from Australia (Tazmania?) and was busking on Elgin when I caught up with him.  Here we are and I hope to get an incredible portrait out of this one!!! We'll see.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Simple Plan

I guess it's back to painting and finishing up my latest big project.  Just finished three long shifts at Dragon Boat; met the Born Ruffians last night--they played a great set. Here's a pic from after the show in the spooky midnight light:

Thanks, guys, you were great!!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Last Night

I had an incredible time at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival last night; I met lots of interesting people.  Here are some photos of Sam Roberts + the band.  Thanks, guys!  You are some of the kindest and nicest people around!!!! :D

More festival shots to come when I get organized!