Category Archives: coloured pencil impressionism

Night Moves

“We weren’t in love oh no far from it” (Bob Seger sings in “Night Moves“).   Nor am I in love with Moulin Rouge  but I certainly am captivated by her lit-up sails and their effect on Place Blanche.  “I … Continue reading

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Walking with Claude

Does the spirit of Claude Monet walk in his garden?  He said his garden was his greatest masterpiece – so perhaps he lingers within its borders.  But all the tourists might drive him mad!  He (like many artists) used to … Continue reading

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Brush and Pencil

I am regularly asked about applying oil pastels with a brush.  Here is what I do… To apply oil pastel undercoat (as you see in this image) I use a size 1 bristle brush.  The brush on the left started … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Giverny

“Day Trip to Giverny” is a drawing of a scene I photographed in Monet’s garden .  I have often looked at the 2012 source photo but it looked a bit daunting to draw.  However in January 2018 I decided to … Continue reading

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Irresistible Blanche

Place Blanche bursts into technicolor life as dusk deepens into evening. As I have mentioned in past posts, Place Blanche is decrepit during the day.  (Perhaps it was always so, even in the late 19th century.)  Iconic Moulin Rouge in … Continue reading

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Kyoto Belle Époque

To each of you who came to my art exhibition “Entranced” this month, thank you so much!  Many of you saw me working on this drawing and some of us discussed techniques together. Once the exhibition closed I finished the … Continue reading

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Impressions

I am spending a couple of hours each day at my art exhibition “Entranced”.  In this exhibition I have several works from the past five years as well as a series of 2017 drawings. While at the gallery I am … Continue reading

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