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10th Annual Spring Studio Tour
We will soon see the positive signs of Spring in North Toronto: NTGA 10th Annual Spring Studio Tour There will be pink lawn signs popping up all over the 'hood during the next few weeks - 23 local artists, moi included, will be announcing our participation ...
10th Annual Spring Studio Tour
10th Annual Spring Studio Tour
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Parting with my carving tools
I have not actually done any wood carving for several years, as I have concentrated on my various painting activities. All this time, my collection of gouges, chisels, parting tools, sharpening devices and so forth, has been tucked away in my workshop. It's...
Parting with my carving tools
Parting with my carving tools
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A visit with Ann Blockley
One highlight (among many) of our recent trip to Holland and the UK, was to meet with the English watercolourist, Ann Blockley. We had arranged to stay in the Cotswolds for just one day, en route to North Wales. I recalled that Ann lived in the area and I c...
A visit with Ann Blockley
A visit with Ann Blockley
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Pick of the Day
"Tulips 3"  Watercolour, 7 x 5 inches $45 Chosen as a Pick of the Day on Daily Paintworks for November 15, 2017 Watercolor is a wonderful
medium and excels when the movement in the painting is expressive and
loose. I used a fairly dry brush which left hig...
Pick of the Day
Pick of the Day
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Daily Painting
One makes serious promises to oneself and then struggles to keep them. This is certainly true of of attempting to perform some action on a daily basis, as I have, several times, when trying to paint each morning. Life interferes. Well, here I go again. I ha...
Daily Painting
Daily Painting
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Time flies
It has been just over a year since the last post to my blog. A lot of water under the bridge and a fair amount of watercolour, come to think of it. All of my good intentions about regular postings fell apart, for many reasons, all trivial. This little sketc...
Time flies
Time flies
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60 years: from ocean to canyon, a sailor’s tale.
[A personal anniversary] On April 27, 1956 ,   a few hundred “boat people”, many of them excited emigrants, departed
Liverpool with the evening tide on board the Canadian Pacific liner, Empress of
France under the command of Captain N.W. Duck, DSC, bound fo...
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More penmanship
"Line of Action" figures A chance mention in a Facebook posting led me to the website and blog written by artist Suhita Shirodkar ( link ). Suhita is another artist who has developed a short course on Craftsy this one named "Figure Sketching made Simple". F...
More penmanship
More penmanship
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Palette update
I know you've been on the edge of your seats wondering how my modification of the John Pike Big Well palette has stood up to the ravages of time. ( Original post ) The palette in use in my tiny watercolour studio It's been close on three years and, bar one ...
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