Category Archives: illustration

Joan of Arc

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc As she came riding through the dark; No moon to keep her armour bright No man to get her through this very smoky night. She said, “I’m tired of the war, I … Continue reading

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Two Lounge Chairs

I recently acquired a Epson V6oo scanner, which means I no longer have to pay to get my colour scans done at the copy shop, and can now post watercolour images -such as this watercolour class exercise- that I had … Continue reading

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Tagore in Delhi Airport

On my way back from Silchar, India, where I participated in the Anuvad Arts Festival (more on that to follow), I had an 8-hour layover at Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, where I read the poems of Rabindranath Tagore … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #4 – Dante’s Inferno

In the last canto of Dante’s Inferno, the Florentine poet arrives at the center of the final circle of Hell, where he lays eyes on Lucifer himself. Here Hell has literally frozen over, and the Devil is described as encased … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #3 – Shiudiao Getou II

In honour of the first full moon of 2017 (and the last of the Year of the Monkey), here is another white-gouache-on-black-paper sketch inspired by “Shiudiao Getou,” a famous poem by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (or Su Tungpo). … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #2 “Thinking of You” (Shuidiao Getou) – a poem by Su Shi

In honour of tonight’s full moon, a white-gouache-on-black-paper sketch inspired by a poem by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (also known as Su Tungpo). The poem is set to the traditional Chinese melody “Shuidiao Getou” (“thinking of you”). You … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #1

Fantasy landscape painted in white opaque watercolour on black paper. The composition and perspective are a little wonky because I started painting directly on the blank page (or rather black void), inventing the scene as I went along.

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