Archive for the ‘horses’ Category

November 26, 2021 0

Okay, some more….

By in heads, horses, pencil, Portraits, sketches

I decided to scan a few more. This is sort of an old book, from the beginning of the pandemic. These are $4.00 “Dollarama” sketchbooks, which are great, because they are cheap, and the paper likes watercolour. Brush pen, though, sometimes wicks a bit. These things claim, however to be “acid free paper,” which is […]

August 1, 2017 0

By in black and white, color, heads, horses, men, pen and ink, pencil, Portraits, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

This is sort of a test, in that I’m trying to post something via photos I took with the iPad. Sadly, there are a few things I haven’t figured out, but this is good enough for the time being.

September 11, 2016 0

Pissed-off Pony

By in color, digital, horses, paintings, sketches

June 17, 2016 0

Various Sketchbook Pages

By in color, heads, horses, men, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

Various items from the sketchbook. I’m trying to work out of my comfort zone. The last two are more like what I usually enjoy doing. I love horses. Worked at a horse farm for one summer. Trying here for more “frosty colours, rather than the warm tones I often use. I’ve got better ideas about […]

September 2, 2015 0

Wednesday Sketches

By in color, horses, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

September 8, 2014 0

Still Scrawling

By in color, Coloured Pencils, horses, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

I still draw a lot in my little books, but I haven’t been updating the blog every day like I used to. Maybe I’m just getting soft in my old age, or more choosy of what I put up. Here, I’m not being choosy, but this is a little of what I’ve been doing as […]

July 25, 2014 0

Inspired by George Stubbs

By in dogs, horses, sketches, watercolor

George Stubbs is one of my favourite painters. Not just because of his horses and dogs, (though those are great, too), but his wonderful, very sober, 18th-century people.

November 7, 2012 0

Hospital Waiting

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, cats, heads, horses, men, pen and ink, sketches, women

Sketches done at the Hôtel Dieu Hospital, in the tiny waiting room in the endoscopy ward. My friend checked out OK, but it was a tough few hours waiting. Happyily, I had my book, (TOO MUCH HAPPINESS by Alice Munro), and my sketchbook. No one asked me what I was doing, thank goodness. Not all […]

October 25, 2012 0

Pen and ink, etc.

By in ballpoint pen, black and white, horses, pen and ink, pencil, sketches, women

September 28, 2012 0

Back to Watercolour

By in color, dogs, horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Feels so relaxing painting in watercolours after all this digital staring into the screen thing. I also enjoy painting animals and backgrounds, not to mention plants. So maybe that means some real painting at last. It’s hard to find time for that, though. This sketching I do is mainly therapeutic. Beats punching a wall and […]

September 27, 2012 0


By in ballpoint pen, black and white, color, digital, horses, pencil, women

Still drawing. Feeling a little burnt out, however.

July 20, 2012 0

Walter Colours

By in cats, color, horses, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Despite the punning title of this post, this isn’t Walt Disney. He’s actually the cartoonist who designed Porky Pig. I’ve forgotten his name at the moment, but watched a bio about him on youtube, where a number of these interesting documentaries can be found, if you know where to look for them. UPDATE: Augh. Okay, […]

May 29, 2012 0

Women, Faces, and Horses

By in black and white, horses, men, pencil, watercolour, women

I like drawing wreckage, also pretty women. They don’t really go together, except perhaps in a fashion mag.

January 17, 2012 0

Digital and Ballpoint Pen Critters (and folk)

By in cats, horses, paintings, sketches, women

Still playing with the digital painting. I think I get so carried away with the technical challenge I sometimes forget to make an interesting picture. Hence this horse, not doing much of anything. George Stubbs I am not! Actually, without the “ink” lines, this looks a lot like one of those paint by numbers kits. […]

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