Monday, August 31, 2009

Tabby Cat in Graphite

Although I took a small set of watercolours to Canada I spent most of my time glued to my camera. By the time we got back to the room in the evenings I was ready for my art fix so I started a tabby cat in graphite.
This is about12 x 10 on Arches HP watercolour paper.
I'm going to the Private View for the SOFA Exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery tomorrow. If any of you are going to be there please come and say hello.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Home Again

I'm back although my luggage isn't.
We had a three hour delay in Vancouver and then a seven hour wait at Heathrow and now the jet lag has kicked in.
I'll be back with some new artwork tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Black Bear at Banff

Look what appeared at the side of the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff.
I was lucky enough to see a Grizzly last year in Yellowstone but this was my first Black Bear. It was quite interested in having its photograph taken as you can see.

Monday, August 17, 2009

More from Canada

A scene and an animal.
Moraine Lake and a Hoary Marmot.
Today was warm and sunny so the water at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake was a really deep turquoise.
There were plenty of Ground Squirrels and several Marmots enjoying the sun.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Canadian Wildlife

Taking lots of photographs for future paintings including this Chipmunk who obligingly posed for me.
It is raining today but hopefully should improve tomorrow as we traveel towards Banff.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Time for a Break

I'm going on holiday to Canada tomorrow until the 30/08.
If I find any internet access I'll post some photographs, otherwise 'll see you in September. I'm hoping to take plenty of wildlife and background material for future paintings.
I'm also taking a tiny set of watercolours and my pencils to do some sketching.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tabby Kitten finished

'Practice Catch'
I finished just in time to meet my deadline. A courier is collecting the paintings tomorrow and taking them to London to be included in the 2009 Society of Feline Artists Exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Another Tabby Kitten in watercolour and coloured pencil

This is to be my final feline picture for the Society of Feline Artists 2009 exhibition. It is the same kitten as last time but in a different pose.
I only really have tomorrow to finish this one and the other watercolour portrait because I'm working next week until the courier collects them on Thursday.