Just finished a new watercolour.
It’s from a photo I took of a Cormorant on the Ottawa River.
Here is a watercolour portrait of my mother using an old photograph taken by my father as reference.
Another image from my trip to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. The photograph I used as my reference was taken from the courtyard of the Hacienda el Santuario.
The watercolour was painted with M Graham’s Perylene Maroon, one of my favourite colours. I found that painting in monochrome went very quickly as I didn’t have to worry about colours running into each other. It is also a good exercise in finding values.
Unfortunatly this fox hasn’t been seen for a few months. A few weeks ago a new fox visited my place. It doesn’t have the same penchant for posing for pictures; it ran off as soon as it was me watching from the window.
This cheeky little fox was very visible this last summer on his many forays to provide food for his family.
Once he knew you were watching him he’d frequently stop and pose for pictures. The exception was when he had caught his prey and then he was off home at a fast trot.
The birds don’t use the bird bath at the back of the cottage, but the deer do. Especially during hot and humid weather. This deer was coming every second day, but I haven’t seen it there lately.
Turkeys are frequent visitors to my cottage.
This portrait is a wet on wet watercolour from a photograph taken last summer.
This is a wet on wet watercolour portrait of my niece from a photograph taken several years ago.
In spring many low lying areas near water become flooded. I was on my bicycle when I rode past this scene and stopped to take a quick photograph. As soon as I stopped I was surrounded by mosquitos so I didn’t linger.