Ink Splatters, or Why My Cuticles Are Now Permanently Black

Not too long ago, my mom came home from Omer Deserres (the best/cheapest art shop in Quebec) with some 18″x24″ drawing paper that was on sale for something absurd like $2. I don’t know what possessed me to use it for ink, since the cover clearly indicates it’s for “dry media”, but I went and … More Ink Splatters, or Why My Cuticles Are Now Permanently Black

An Eye in 5 Steps

My sister’s visiting from Toronto so I decided to spend some quality time oil painting with her. She’s never used oils before, and I’m always keen to get people to try it since I’m a huge fan of the medium myself. While she was doing her own splendid thing, I in turn decided to try … More An Eye in 5 Steps

Study Without Ink

It’s a habit of mine to always use ink pen to outline or accent my paintings. In my dépanneur study, I definitely abused this habit and went a little overboard. In my light and simplicity study, I used it minimally, but wanting to keep it simple had me compromising the quality as I went quickly. … More Study Without Ink

A Portrait in 5 Steps, or First Oil Painting of the Year

One of the things I’m most thrilled about being back in Canada for is having access to my paints again. It breaks my heart being away from them, but it’s just not practical to lug pounds worth of oils, paintbrushes, and palettes not to mention a bulky easel wherever I go around the world. It … More A Portrait in 5 Steps, or First Oil Painting of the Year