November 24, 2010


When I am in the mood to sketch, sometimes the only available models are my dogs. This is Mabel curled up on the couch. These were the last couple of sketches I did of Mabel, earlier this month. She was a great dog!

Pencil sketch of Mabel.

Watercolour portrait of Mabel, completed back in 2002.

November 13, 2010

Remembrance Day

Thursday morning I went to Victorica Park for the Remembrance Day Ceremony. I went a little early so I could do some sketching, after all it has been a wonderful week of weather. Thousands of people turned out for the ceremony, great to see. Attached is quick sketch of The Boer War Memorial. A little history... The Boer War Memorial, George Hill, sculptor was unveiled in 1912 and the Cenotaph was erected in 1934. The World War Two Sherman Tank, “Holy Roller” was dedicated in 1950 to the First Hussars.

November 8, 2010

Figure Drawing

Last monday nights model at The ARTS Project was great. Gestures full of movement, held the longer poses incredibly well. First drawing, short pose - 3 minutes from the session.
This was started on Monday night then I added pen lines later. I like how easily pen and ink can create thick and thin lines and how stonehenge paper allows such smooth smudging.

November 2, 2010

Night Cap Gallery

My original drawings of historical architecture of North Middlesex are now available at Night Cap Gallery in Parkhill. Included are streetscapes, churches, old barns and of course the Parkhill Public Library. The present library building was erected in 1914 and opened July 28, 1915, on land donated by the Town of Parkhill. It was financed by a Carnegie grant, and is currently the only Carnegie library still open as a branch in the Middlesex County library system.

Parhill Public Libray (Ink and Graphite)