Archive for July, 2011

July 29, 2011 0

Stuff Out of My Head…

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

…Or, I’m not telling you where it came from! One of those kinds of days.

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July 28, 2011 0

Pretty Women

By in paintings, sketches, watercolour, women

I’m getting used to the idea that I’m not a particularly precise or careful painter, but the better pictures seem to be the ones I don’t fuss over too much. I’m not good at underdrawing and structure. When I try to use them, the results seem forced and stiff. I think these are nice, because […]

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July 26, 2011 0

A New, New Book

By in men, sketches, watercolour

Picked up a new sketchbook on the way with a friend to the new “Harry Potter” movie on the weekend. It was on the sale table at the art materials store, so I thought it was on sale, but turned out to be not. We were in a hurry to get to the show, so […]

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July 22, 2011 0

Sonja and I

By in montreal

Shot of a drunken me (Jack Ruttan) and the estimable (and late) Sonja Skarstedt at the now-defunct Double Hook Bookstore, sometime in the early 1990s. Photo by Geof Isherwood.

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July 20, 2011 0

Announcer Guy

By in men, sketches, watercolour

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July 18, 2011 0


By in dogs, men, sketches, watercolour

Recently painted a lot of dudes, or guys, or what have you. Faces seem to work better if I leave more white in them, but as usual, it’s all experimentation. The more I work on things, the better stuff gets. But if I go away from it, I seem to lose the touch, and have […]

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July 18, 2011 0

Yellow Dog

By in dogs, sketches, watercolour

Painted a lot of things. Haven’t posted many yet. Maybe I’ll try something new and post only GOOD drawings. That would be a switch.

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July 13, 2011 0

People Sitting

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Still doing pinup girls, though this one is kind of rubbery. Bear with me, please! Also, a sitting guy.

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July 11, 2011 0

Kids and Cats

By in cats, sketches, watercolour, women

I was out on the weekend, and wasn’t able to post things. But today, here’s this nice page. At least, I like the mom and kid, drawn from life.

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July 8, 2011 0

Further Faces

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Just more watercolour stuff for the blog. Some pointless pointing, it seems!

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July 6, 2011 0

Street People

By in men, montreal, sketches, watercolour, women

On Saint Viateur, during the recent Feast of Saint. Marziale. And rue Masson:

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July 5, 2011 0

Cats and Dogs

By in cats, dogs, sketches, watercolour

I’ve scanned a lot of pictures I’ve been painting the last while, and am going to put them up on the blog step by step, maybe. That’s so I can post stuff every day! Or, I might put them up all at once. Who knows?

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