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Going With The Flow

Another watercolour from a photograph taken several years ago in Mexico.  We cycled for about a week in Michoacan then drove to the coast for a few days of relaxation.

watercolor of a smal river emtying into the Pacific Ocean

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Cormorant

Just finished  a new watercolour.

Cormorant

Cormorant

 

It’s from a photo I took of a Cormorant on the Ottawa River.

Bathing Beauty

Here is a watercolour portrait of my mother using an old photograph taken by my father as reference.

watercolour portrait of my mom

Bathing Beauty

 

 

 

Rooftop Garden

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.

Rooftop garden watercolour in San Miguel de Allende

Rooftop Garden

 

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.

Determination

Here is a third watercolour painting in my series on the neighbourhood fox.  (You can view the others here and here.)

 

Determination

Determination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Bringing Home the Bacon

This cheeky little fox was very visible this last summer on his many forays to provide food for his family.

 

Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon

 

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 Drinker

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.

Deer drinking from bird bath

The Drinker

Visitor

wild turkey portrait

Visitor

Turkeys are frequent visitors to my cottage.

This portrait is a wet on wet watercolour from a photograph taken last summer.

 

Happy Girl

This is a wet on wet watercolour portrait of my niece from a photograph taken several years ago.

Happy Girl

Happy Girl

Spring Flood

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.

spring flood watercolour

Spring Flood

 

 

 

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