Last summer I had the opportunity to see Kumo and Long Ma, two creations of La Machine, wandering about Ottawa.
I did this watercolour from one of my photographs.
I have many photographs from my trip to Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian side. I’ve always wanted to do painting of the falls but felt it was too difficult. After a couple of false starts, I decided to go small and painted this 4 1/2 by 6 inch watercolour from one of the pictures.
Last summer I was visited by a young deer that spent quite a bit of time outside the window at my cottage in Calabogie.
Here are two watercolour sketches I did recently from the photographs I took.
This is one of 3 pages of quick pen sketches I did of the deer. I don’t do enough of these. I tend to grab my camera first. He spent so much time here, I was able to get many photographs as well as 3 pages of sketches. As you can see there are no antlers in the pen sketches. I only noticed them when I had the photos up on the computer.
In the summer I go to exercise classes at Barnet Park in Calabogie twice a week. It is a beautiful setting. I frequently arrive early and sketch until its time for the class. I always bring my camera.
These watercolours are from photos I took. They are the same view but one is taken with a wider angle.