Pop-up Art Exhibition: Dreams to Remember + A new painting

This is a little late announcement: if you’re looking for something to do art-wise this weekend and are in Montreal, I’m going to be part of a pop-up art exhibition in the Mile End/Plateau area! What is a pop-up exhibition? It’s an exhibition that only lasts 1 night then disappears, so you really have only one chance to check it out! Here is a link to the Facebook event page, and the details are copied below.     “Dreams to Remember” Sunday, April 3, 2016 …

First Days of Spring

Montreal didn’t have a very intense winter this year. Worked out great for me because of my surgery – I would’ve had a really hard time walking if there was 2 feet of snow, ice, and the same kind of -36C weather from a winter or two ago. I’m still traumatized by that. Most people are saying, “Huh, unusually warm / that was a short winter”. I guess! I mean, having arctic weather every year isn’t exactly normal in terms of the rest of the …

The Reach / Christmas Cactus Collage

Based on the feedback I received from my colour test from my newsletter and social media, I tried a few other colour tests, incorporated a few suggestions, and ultimately selected the “green” scheme. It was the most popular, but what I inclined towards as well. It was very valuable to do a colour test, get feedback, and push the direction of the image further instead of just going with my gut instinct or first idea.     [su_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/54OU3MEQYAM” width=”1080″ height=”720″ autoplay=”yes” rel=”no”]   I …

Throwback Thursday

The past few days, I’ve spent a lot of time rescanning and rephotographing some old artwork. Technology has advanced: I can get 3 or 4 times the resolution and greater sharpness than my original photos. Believe it or not, I had the original Canon Rebel DSLR that is the predecessor to the all the fancy Canon DSLRs people obsess over today. Honestly, that old camera still takes better photos than my cellphone…but, my cellphone is far more portable.   The reason I got into this …

Watercolor Hands WIP Colour Tests

I started this drawing when I was feeling really sad. Sadly, most of my inspired ideas come when I am in the worst mood. This was an overwhelming image in my imagination of just thousands of hands grasping and reaching for something, failing, and tearing each other apart. Slowly over the course of many hours, I drew all these hands. By then, my mood lightened up and I saw this in a different light. I didn’t use any references for these hands, instead applied what …

Now Offering Flat-rate Pet Portraits with Bonus Time Lapse Videos

I would like to announce that I now have a flat-rate commissioning service set up in my store for ordering pet portraits. It is very quick, easy and safe to use: check out the page, pick the size you want, pay with PayPal (which accepts Visa, Mastercard, Debit, etc. and actually doesn’t require you to make an account), then send me your photos of your pet. All shipping and any other fees, like taxes, are automatically calculated. If you have any questions, special instructions, or …

New Artwork, New Store! (Self Portrait in Pastel + Character Drawing)

[su_note note_color=”#64a88c” text_color=”#ffffff” radius=”5″]Note: These are archived blog posts from my old website. Many have been edited out because the content was removed from my portfolio, or not available on other websites anymore. The breaks in time do not represent the posting schedule.[/su_note]   So maybe some of you have seen my old online stores… I’ve been looking for a good online solution for some 5 years now. I finally bit the bullet and plunged into making my own store by hand with Woocommerce and …

Upcoming Exhibition: I AM NSCAD Group Expo.

[su_note note_color=”#64a88c” text_color=”#ffffff” radius=”5″]Note: These are archived blog posts from my old website. Many have been edited out because the content was removed from my portfolio, or not available on other websites anymore. The breaks in time do not represent the posting schedule.[/su_note]   I’m excited to announce one of my comics will be displayed during the I AM NSCAD group exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in downtown Halifax. The work will be up for sale, and a percentage of the profit goes towards …

Witcher 3 Comic – Geralt & Imlerith

[su_note note_color=”#64a88c” text_color=”#ffffff” radius=”5″]Note: These are archived blog posts from my old website. Many have been edited out because the content was removed from my portfolio, or not available on other websites anymore. The breaks in time do not represent the posting schedule.[/su_note]   I’m going into surgery tomorrow, which is hopefully true because it’s already been delayed and it was cancelled last time. I’ve been working on two things as I wait.   As I’m completely obsessed with the Witcher series, I made one …

New Painting of Montreal

[su_note note_color=”#64a88c” text_color=”#ffffff” radius=”5″]Note: These are archived blog posts from my old website. Many have been edited out because the content was removed from my portfolio, or not available on other websites anymore. The breaks in time do not represent the posting schedule.[/su_note]   Here is my latest new watercolour. It’s an image based on a photo I took of Montreal just as spring was around the corner while I was dropping my last watercolour off for the exhibition. It’s quite rare to go up …