Archive for the ‘paintings’ Category

November 10, 2016 0

de Rouen and Dufresne

By in paintings, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

A quick study of the corner across from my house in Montreal, Canada.

October 28, 2016 0

Hoodie Guy

By in digital, paintings, sketches

This is actually all digital, drawn with this set of brushes here. I’ve been doing a lot of digital drawing, but have been nervous about putting it up. Much harder to draw digitally, I think, because of all the planning you need to do. I can draw on paper with pencils and watercolours, and some […]

October 19, 2016 0

Remember the Days In the Old Schoolyard

By in color, montreal, paintings, ruttan's place, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Kids in the schoolyard facing my balcony are playing in the leaves. I couldn’t resist sketching them. They move too fast, so this is mainly imagination, but I hope I’ve captured a hint of the colours and fun.

October 14, 2016 0

Spaceships for Beginners

By in digital, paintings

I painted some spaceships today, according to this guy’s instructions. May not do it again this way, but I learned a few things.

September 26, 2016 0

In the sketchbook.

By in black and white, color, paintings, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

My sketchbook is a bit like my written journal. I sit down with it, with no idea of what I’m about to write (or draw). Kind of therapy, I suppose, or like practicing scales if you were playing the piano. The bottom corner is a gentleman I saw walking by on the street. Above was […]

September 11, 2016 0

Pissed-off Pony

By in color, digital, horses, paintings, sketches

August 10, 2016 0

Colour Pictures

By in color, montreal, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

July 4, 2016 0

Digital Watercolours

By in digital, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Kyle Webster has an excellent selection of digital brushes that work with Photoshop. Here’s an early effort. It’s a pretty good facsimile of something I could have knocked out in a couple of minutes (minus drying time) in “traditional media,” but it’s nice to have these tools.

June 25, 2016 0

Squirrel

By in color, paintings, sketches, watercolor

Squirrel in my friend’s tree.

June 15, 2016 0

Tiny Pict-chas

By in ballpoint pen, cats, color, dogs, heads, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

More from the sketchbook. “Tiny pict-chas,” as my sis used to refer to them, when she wanted to get my goat. I enjoy the line made when the black roller pen gets wet, and mixes a little with the colour.

March 4, 2016 0

New Paintings

By in color, Jack's House of Cats, montreal, paintings, watercolor, watercolour

It’s been a while, but here are some new paintings for “Jack’s House of Cats.” Both of them are re-imagined a little. I snapped the Hotel Kent in the early 90s, when the sign was still up. But in this, I tried to picture what it was like in its “heyday.” The Bain Morgan is […]

March 4, 2016 0

Iffy Paper

By in color, Jack's House of Cats, montreal, paintings, ruttan's place, watercolor, watercolour

Found this sheet of sort of cardboard-y paper in my files. After my recent 1941 Whatman experience, I wondered whether this was one of my better types of paper (it was stored away, and did have “deckled” (ie. neatly torn) edges). It might have been Arches Cold Rolled, or some such thing. So I stretched […]

February 19, 2016 0

Colour Combinations

By in color, Coloured Pencils, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

I’m trying out different colour combinations to see if anything twigs my interest. I have to admit that the yellow ochre underpainting thing is still my favourite, but I don’t want to use it as a crutch. Still, light in these paintings seems to be yellow. These aren’t actually “Wedgewood thumbnail roughs,” (that’s a old […]

February 3, 2016 1

Paintings on Whatman paper

By in paintings, ruttan's place, self-promotion

This is a recent painting I did on the Whatman paper. Even though I work hard on adding light, I fancy that it’s somehow brighter, almost sparkly. Here’s the paper stretched and ready to go: Here’s a closeup of the grain. It’s pretty rough, Hot-rolled, as they say (I think). Maybe I’m the only one […]