Archive for May, 2009

May 29, 2009 0

Sketch Paintings

By in sketches, watercolour

Couple of half-sketch half paintings. Gal and gorilla. And long haired villain guy below: Tried to get out to the comic jam tonight, but was driven back by the big rain, and a sore knee. Somehow conspiring to be as rotten as possible, when I wanted to get out. I guess that’s called story irony. […]

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May 27, 2009 0

The Long Haul, Open Studio Weekend

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This is something different from my usual run of sketches. The Long Haul, which is a studio in Park Extension I hadn’t heard of before, is having an open house weekend. More here Park Ex is an interesting neighbourhood, due to the number of immigrants from all over the world living there, plus artsy types. […]


May 26, 2009 0

Dreads and Garters

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Saw this girl this afternoon, walking by. Not so apparent from my brilliant sketch, but she’s wearing thigh-high legwarmers with “Sally Jupiter” garters.

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May 26, 2009 2

The King is Dead

By in cats, montreal

Sorry to report that this brilliant ugly old cat I used to see every day when I walked around the corner has passed on. 21 years old, a full and happy life. “For in his morning orisons he loves the sun, and the sun loves him. For he is of the tribe of Tiger.”

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May 25, 2009 0

Painting at the old port

By in cats, montreal, sketches, watercolour

Thought the above would be rather larger. Maybe I’ll upload it with more detail. It was me painting at the Old Port yesterday, with people on Bixis going by, and old boats. Below, Nora small cat gets avant-garde:

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May 24, 2009 0

Funny Faces

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As I wrote in Twitter, it’s fun painting funny faces early in the morning. I snapped these with the camera rather than scanning them. Below is the purple lady from a couple of posts back. I guess that would be called a “second state” if I were printmaking. Little Nora wanted her picture taken, too! […]

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May 23, 2009 0

Back to Gagnon Fridays

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After hiatus of a couple of weeks, met with my friend Rick Gagnon, but at a different bar this time. Different vibe, too. Above are his inks over an old man I drew. Below is a whiffle jet of mine, which I drew in pencil on the back of a printed sheet of paper (because […]

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May 22, 2009 0


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Pretty busy with work, which is mainly finding work. Did this sketch this morning, in tribute to one of the purple-haired ladies in UFO, the old British TV series. Will try to do a better one, sometime.

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May 20, 2009 0

Faces, Mostly

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Sorry. Between twittering, reading, and work, I haven’t had much time to draw and blog. Here are some faces; partly for a project. Hope it gets off the ground!

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May 16, 2009 0

New Sketches

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Just more out of the sketchbook. Whatever’s there. These are just sketches of people on the street (mainly walking dogs, by the way). I added little details like the shirt logos, and the background. And the can of fire starter. David Hemmings from Blowup


May 15, 2009 0

Watercolour Workshop

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I’m running a watercolour workshop later this spring, or early summer, the dates and details are yet to be confirmed. But the place will be the Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, at 211 Bernard West, in Mile End. This is my first try for a poster for the workshop. It will be going up in black […]

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May 12, 2009 0

The King of Rue Chapleau

By in cats, montreal, ruttan's place

I’ve seen this cat every morning for years now, when I walk up rue Chapleau to the corner store at Hochelaga to get a banana or a beer. His owner called him “The King” once, so he’s the King of the block. Getting on in years now (think he’s about 16-18 years old), but still […]

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May 11, 2009 0

Back to Drawing

By in montreal, ruttan's place, sketches

A car that’s sort of a 1950s Cadillac, though not exactly, and a guy from the street. I was working hard today. Had time to sketch these on the sunny deck. The women are back playing baseball in the diamond near here. They’re loud, but not unwelcome.

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May 10, 2009 1

Photo of Mom

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Feeling nostalgic today, or at least watching all of the people getting into cars with flowers for mom. And my own Mom, so long gone (died in 1979), but always with me. Her paintings on the wall, some of her brushes and paints which I still use. Very few photos of her. I was rummaging […]

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