Wednesday, May 02, 2007


This is a sketch in pen and ink and coloured pencil, which was going to be a donation to an organization for a silent auction. I wanted to frame it before I parted with it, but left it too late and didn't have a stock frame available that would fit it, so instead a print was donated instead.

I'm of two minds about donations. I don't mind supporting causes, provided I receive some recognition from the act in terms of exposure and it needs to be a cause that I have a connection with as well. It is difficult to say no to organizations which I know need support, but sometimes I just have to do so and ensure my own needs are taken care of too.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Life in the rearview mirror is closer than you think....

I was playing with my cellphone camera and trying for an eyes only shot in the rearview mirror for an idea I had for a drawing. This photo is interesting as it seems to show three realities all at once. The past, the present and the future. The photo technically isn't great, but interesting all the same.

And to satisfy the wildlife lovers out there, here's the latest in the Newfoundland animal series. A red fox. Or the start of it anyway. Its about 11 x 14 in graphite. There are a lot of foxes around the farm and the lure of chickens is irresistable to them. I have a sort of mafia-like agreement with them. They get old eggs and dead chicks or other casualties in return for leaving the occupants of the barn intact. So far its working.

Monday, April 30, 2007

One-Day Blog Silence

Silence can say more than a thousand words.
This day shall unite us all about this unbelievable painful & shocking event and show some respect and love to those who lost their loved ones.

On April 30th 2007, the Blogosphere will hold a One-Day Blog Silence in honor of the victims at Virginia Tech. More then 30 died at the US college massacre.

But it´s not only about them. This is about all victims everywhere in the world.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.


I love line drawings. I think I could happily construct drawings of simple lines and never shade anything and be completely happy. There is purity in lines that very much appeals to me. I think a line drawing was one of the first images that really attracted me at my very first art exhibition many years ago.

I did this sketch this morning (above) while having coffee. The boy was the son of a friend, at the beach and obviously not wanting to be there. You can feel his mood through the body language so well. I did another sketch of his brother (below) who was the complete opposite, head upturned to greet the warming sun of late spring.