Category Archives: Cape Breton Nature

Ink and Watercolour for Spring

Fifteen new small watercolours have emerged from the studio this week based on some spring flowers from my garden. I produced a somewhat similar small set of paintings with limited edition cards last year. This new set is the result … Continue reading

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Spring and My Neighbour’s Waterfall

My friend and neighbour, Deanie, took me on a hike back to her waterfall recently. It was so invigorating to feel the cool air and bit of spray at the bottom of the falls. Oh, Cape Breton! You do¬†delight!  

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A good print job is hard to achieve!

Black daisies are okay, but I wanted to see my image in reverse with white daisies. I may even go crazy and do a two colour print next. In the meantime, here are the white daisies. Today was my first … Continue reading

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Anticipating wood block printing

I signed up for a Japanese wood block printing course which ran over the past couple of weekends. In anticipation of the course, I had a burst of watercolour energy. What designs are appropriate for printing and wood block in … Continue reading

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North River Cape Breton Tapestry sampler

A beautiful sunset scene over the North River estuary in Cape Breton inspired me for a triptych tapestry. Having never tried to work a tapestry where the subject is a landscape, I developed a small sample of a side panel. … Continue reading

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Bountiful August

The wildflowers on the property and around the island are finishing up their amazing display. The last of these include Goldenrod, Fireweed, and Queen Ann’s Lace. It is also the season for berries, flowering annuals, and the garden. I have … Continue reading

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Resuscitation is sometimes required

Sometimes watercolours done in plein air need a little resuscitation back in the studio – a breath of new life, so to speak. The first two of these paintings fall in that category. The third one (Barefoot in the waves) … Continue reading

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