John B. Aird Gallery 2011 Drawing Exhibition

Posted: January 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art Show, Competition, Drawing, Portrait | 1 Comment »

I just received the news that my drawing, Steady Gaze, was selected for the 12th annual juried exhibition of drawings being held at the John B. Aird Gallery in February.


Steady Gaze
charcoal on paper

Recent Drawings

Posted: November 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing | 3 Comments »

I haven’t been drawing much this term. But here are a couple of recent 3h life drawings.

l_michaela16 l_ed


Posted: November 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Plein-air Landscape, SOLD! | 3 Comments »

I sold four plein-air paintings this weekend, two at the Ontario Plein Air Society show and two through my own contacts. Here are the ones I sold.

l_orillia_house2 l_martintown2b l_rapids l_highfalls

Plein-Air Show

Posted: October 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Art Show, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

I’ll have a few paintings in this upcoming art show held by the Ontario Plein-Air Society. All the paintings in the show must be plein-air paintings, in other words, painted on location in the great outdoors.


For more info, see their press release. OPAS is a new group open to all plein-air painters, both amateur and professional.

Some life drawings

Posted: October 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, Portrait, TSA | 2 Comments »

Here are some recent drawings. The top one is of Denis, drawn at Brian Smith‘s studio on Tuesday afternoon. It was a 3h sitting.


These next ones are from the TSA last Sunday morning. I haven’t drawn for a while, so it was a bit rough. Here are the best of the session. The model is Anthony. I had planned to practice drawing the face, but Antony gave me his back view for most of the session!

l_denis6 l_denis4 l_denis5 l_denis7

Various Drawings

Posted: August 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Anatomy, Life Drawing, Portrait, TSA | No Comments »

Here are some recent drawings, mostly from yesterday’s TSA Open Life Drawing. The top one is from the 3h afternoon pose. Genevieve was the model.

The two last ones are of Murray who modeled for a group of us in my living room on Saturday. I organised the session for the purpose of completing a few anatomy studies and invited friends with an interest in anatomy to join me. I hope to organise a second anatomy drawing session in September, so let me know if you want to join in.


l_genevieve6 l_genevieve9 l_michaela15
l_genevieve7 l_genevieve8 l_genevieve10
l_unknown l_murray9 l_murray8

TSA Sunday – Blairta

Posted: August 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Drawing, Portrait, TSA | No Comments »

Here is the drawing from the long pose on Sunday afternoon.


John Painting in the Park

Posted: July 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Landscape Painting | No Comments »

John is a landscape painter who occasionally goes out to paint with me. I photographed him and painted this in the studio, with the help of a colour study completed that day in the park.


Painting in the Park
Petticoat Creek Conservation Area
oil on board

TSA Sunday – Denise

Posted: July 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, TSA | No Comments »

A few drawings from the TSA today, 5-15min.

l_denise2 l_denise4 l_denise5 l_denise6

TSA Sunday – Kate

Posted: July 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, Portrait, TSA | No Comments »

Here is the three hour pose from this afternoon.