Archive for May, 2015

May 30, 2015 0


By in color, paintings, watercolor, watercolour

Here’s another landscape. My family has a lot of landscape painters in it. Don’t know if I’m really keeping up the tradition, but it’s fun to smear paint around sometimes.

May 27, 2015 0

Two Paintings of Montreal

By in montreal, paintings, watercolor, watercolour

I need to take better notes, because it would be nice to know exactly where these places are. One is Ave Laval, I think. The one below is a converted firehall on rue Notre Dame West. Or, I could be way off.

May 23, 2015 0

Some Paintings

By in color, montreal, paintings, parks, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Doing a lot of paintings at the moment. Up there is the control building for the revolving bridge that no longer works. It’s from a 2012 photo, and the graffiti is old, and the bike path doesn’t even go by it at the moment. These two pictures are painted on terrible paper. Sort of like […]

May 22, 2015 0

These Faces in a Crowd

By in brush pen, color, heads, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Petals on a wet, black bough. Seriously, yesterday I went to the Sartec mixer. That’s the Quebec union or group or whatever for French-speaking screenwriters. Got a couple of wires crossed. The meeting was taking place in the reserved salon, three stories up, and I was waiting downstairs in the bar. Met a nice couple […]

May 20, 2015 0

Dollarama Book

By in color, Coloured Pencils, men, paintings, pencil, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Many watercolour types have to spend a lot on sketchbooks, with the proper paper and all. I found these black spiral-bound books at Dollarama, and they’re pretty good for watercolour. I worry about the paper, since it probably isn’t acid-free. Also, it tends to break free from the perforations along the side rather easily. But […]

May 19, 2015 0

Swamps Designed by Accident

By in paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

Painted pictures of “swamps” today, using various random methods. Got paint in my eye. That stung a bit. Above is “wax resist,” which means drawing on the blank paper with a white china marker. I really can’t tell where it goes beforehand. This is China Marker, also my dragging the tail of the brush on […]

May 13, 2015 0

Big Gouache

By in cats, color, Gouache, sketches, watercolour

Usually, my paintings are pretty tiny. So it’s nice to break out once in a while, and paint relatively big. (11×10 inches).

May 9, 2015 0

It’s Mr. Boggedy!

By in cats, paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour, women

And a bonus cyclist!

May 9, 2015 0

Watercolour Graffiti

By in paintings, sketches, watercolor, watercolour

I like the feeling of a painting taped to a stretching board. It feels solid, unlike the sketchbook paper. So, when I didn’t have to finish a stretched painting I started, I just used it as a place to practice things. The result reminds me of the local “free graffiti wall” east of here on […]

May 6, 2015 0

More Paintings

By in color, montreal, pen and ink, sketches, watercolor

May 1, 2015 0

Morning Faces, and More

By in cats, color, Nora the cat, sketches, watercolour, women

Sometimes I don’t trust the scanner to catch all the little subtleties in light watercolour tones. The colours on the palette look like little abstract comic panels.