Archive for June, 2011

June 30, 2011 0

Today’s Page

By in cats, paintings, sketches, watercolour, women

It’s awkward scanning things out of a ring-bound sketchbook. Pages are all “cockled” when it’s watercolour, and you can never get it to line up on the scanner. I also had to scan this page twice and “stitch” together, which also was a pain. Not to mention fixing that tree, which had a lot of […]

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June 30, 2011 0


By in montreal, ruttan's place

Taking a break from all the sketchbooky angst to post these shots of a performance of “Pinocchio” in the local park, still going on, even as I type this!

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June 29, 2011 0

Dog and Woman, and Sad Daisy Mae

By in dogs, watercolour, women

Excuse the long title. I’m using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to bring up my blog visit stats! (As if that will help).

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June 28, 2011 0

Cell Phone Woman

By in sketches, watercolour, women

Everyone I see downtown these days is texting, or talking on a phone. Don’t know what to make of this, but it’s not me. Though I am addicted to twitter, and my little sub-notebook computer.

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June 27, 2011 0

New Pug Dog

By in dogs, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Reading, and inspired by the comic Beasts of Burden, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. Working on some animal stories, I promise! Okay, you’ve heard that before. Drawing pug dogs is fun. Not sure about the dogs themselves. One once got loose in this apartment when I left the door open. Discombobulated the cats. I […]

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June 19, 2011 0

Leaping Car

By in paintings, sketches, watercolour

This is fun. Call it part of my Blue Period. Easy to add little colours here and there, and underneath. Unlike many people I know, I like painting and drawing machines, though don’t have a fondness for the ruler. I fancy this gives them more personality. I like objects with personality, and strive to put […]

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June 18, 2011 0


By in men, paintings, watercolour

Been slacking off on the sketch-blogging, I’m afraid. Will have to get back into it. i.e. don’t give a darn about what I post!

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June 14, 2011 0

L’Écho d’un Fleuve

By in montreal, ruttan's place

Spent a while shooting and editing videos of the annual L’Écho d’un Fleuve event, which happens in this neighbourhood every June. It’s a thrill to do, and wonderful to think one lives in a neighbourhood where such things take place. Hooray for artists and dancers and all. Not an easy life. But it’s great to […]

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June 11, 2011 0

F1 Confusion

By in horses, montreal, paintings, sketches, watercolour

Yesterday, I went to check out the Formula 1 Festivities downtown in Montreal. Snapped a few photos, as above. Kind of tiring, the whole thing, so I took a pit stop in Dorchester Square, ate French Fries, and sketched the equestrian monument to the wildly popular Boer War.

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