February 20, 2017

Figure Drawing

Untitled Female No 21, ink and watercolour, 4.5 x 3.5 inches, ©2017
Initial sketch at figure drawing session on Tuesday, inked on Wednesday and watercolour on Sunday. Just playing around with simple and spontaneous lines and colours.

February 15, 2017

Figure Drawing

Untitled Female No 20, ink and watercolour, 6 x 6 inches, ©2017

February 5, 2017

Home Portraits

Alex's Home, ink and watercolour, 3.5 x 5.5  inches, ©2016
This home portrait is now in Ottawa, Ontario, framed and hanging in the hallway. The challenge with this one was that there was a tree right in front of the house, so in order to draw the home, I had to flip back and forth between a number of views. The pattern and colour of the brickwork on this mid-century modern home was interesting but also very challenging.

For home commissions, the size that I typically work is about 4 x 6 inches or smaller with matt size being 8 x 10 inches. The standard size makes framing easy and allows the customer to choose their own style. I can work from photos, but I need good quality and a variety of views. I really prefer to visit in person, but that is not always an option. More samples of home commissions on my website.

January 11, 2017

My Name is Margaret Harman

Poster for "My Name is Margaret Harman"
This is poster I did for the play "My Name is Margaret Harman" written and directed by Jason Rip. All proceeds to the Fugitive Slave Chapel Preservation Project. Location The ARTS Project from February 8 to 11, 2017.

January 2, 2017

Untitled Female

Untitled Female No 19, ink on pastel paper, 4.75 x 2.25 inches, ©2016

December 26, 2016

Carly

Carly, ink and watercolour, 4 x 6  inches, ©2016
Portrait of Carly. This is how I see Carly - fun, friendly, happy, alert, a lovely little dog. The challenge was: they already had a "traditional" acrylic painting of this cutie. So I needed something completely different, I choose a sketchy, playful, loose style.

December 18, 2016

We-Ko-Pa Golf

Arizona We-Ko-Pa, ink on pastel paper, 5 x 5  inches, ©2016