Archive for May, 2014

May 24, 2014 0

Intense faces and others

By in digital, heads, paintings

One nice thing about drawing on the computer is that you can rework things infinitely. Squish ’em up, stretch them, repaint seamlessly, etc. These two drawings were absolute messes, but I’m sort of happy with them now. Still a ways to go in technique.

May 24, 2014 0

Church Ladies and Sad Girls

By in color, digital, paintings

Drawn on the computer with my Wacom tablet. From my imagination. I don’t know why I’ve drawn these women in a church setting, but I was reading a fantasy story with a stern priestess in it, and my friend has been going to a church. This one makes me think of the Bruce Springsteen song […]

May 22, 2014 0

Watercolours of Montreal Parks

By in color, paintings, watercolor, watercolour

Parc du Portugal Parc Edmond-Hamilton A park dog

May 16, 2014 0

Imagined States of America

By in sketches

Another article for Roverarts.com. This time, it’s the first film review I’ve written in a long while. Read it here.

May 14, 2014 0

More Splashy Painting

By in montreal, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Here’s a picture of that odd building by the “Peel Basin” along the bike path in Montreal. I can’t find the reference picture I took, so there’s a lot of interesting graffiti missing here. I may put it in later. Below, I was sitting in a park watching kids playing flag football. In our day, […]

May 11, 2014 0

De Rouen Street and schoolyard

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

More quick paintings, dashed off on my deck. The Schoolyard, with children. Not trying to put them down, I think they capture something, but one is always hard on one’s own work. This one below I did this morning, I’m not so fond of. I’ll let you judge whether you like it or not. Thinking […]

May 9, 2014 0

Watercolour Pencils, and other Watercolour-y and Pencil-ly things.

By in black and white, color, Coloured Pencils, heads, men, montreal, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

A lot of little drawings here, so I’m trying a new feature on WordPress (new to me, anyhow). A “Gallery.” Enjoy! Actually, it’s kind of cool, having the random order. Wish there was a function for captions, however!

May 4, 2014 0

Another art article by Yours truly. Louis Boudreault at Han Art Gallery

By in Art Criticism

http://roverarts.com/2014/05/louis-boudreault-destinies/ This has been up for a day or so, and I didn’t know it. Thought either e-mail was broken, or there was something wrong with the article, and they were too shy to get back to me.

May 4, 2014 0

Morning Pencil Faces

By in black and white, men, pencil, sketches, women

In kind of a funk at the moment because of beginning of the month, raining all day blues. Drawing silly faces helps sublimate some of that. These are scanned, and I may try to do something with them.

May 3, 2014 0

Crime Faces, Etc.

By in black and white, cats, men, pencil, sketches

Drawing some big things in pencil. Too big for the scanner, so I took some snaps! I used hair spray as fixative. It’s fruit-scented, so not as nasty (or expensive) as standard fixative, but you get tired of the smell after a while anyhow. Inspired a little by an art show I saw. Will post […]