drawing

Gourd

Here are 3 drawings I made earlier this month of an ornamental gourd I bought in the countryside. I love the wild shapes of the gourds of autumn. This one is yellow-orange and dark green, but I've focused on the shape and sketched it in black on white.  I believe that when I was a… Continue reading Gourd

drawing, Poetry

Threshold

The heat wave has now broken, but we had hot and extremely hot weather in Toronto over the past while.  During that time, I took to walking in the streets in the evening to listen to the cicadas and crickets.  I discovered, to my surprise, that I was present to listening to the sounds of… Continue reading Threshold

drawing

Oak Leaves

There's a young oak tree on one of the streets in my neighbourhood. I've brought home 2 sprigs of leaves that I've found on the sidewalk on my walks. I love oak leaves! And I've done a few drawings of them. The first two are of a small bunch of leaves that I drew first… Continue reading Oak Leaves

drawing

Sci Fi

Here's another, and quite different, ink drawing I found in a sketchbook last week as I was reviewing my art work.  It's from 1988, signed under my birth name that I later changed. It looks to me like a science fiction image, with an emphasis on environmental degradation. Also, I was exploring body image and different parts… Continue reading Sci Fi

drawing, Painting

Ink & Watercolour Paintings & My Several Names

I came upon these two sketch/paintings I made in 1987.  They're in watercolour with ink lines.  I enjoyed making and, now, viewing these paintings because I made them with a certain amount of freedom.  I didn't sketch the images first, but applied the watercolour and ink directly to the paper.  The images turned out less… Continue reading Ink & Watercolour Paintings & My Several Names