Hey!I maintained this blog from 2006-2014, primarily as a place to dump my field sketches (and the occasional painting). It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
- Ada Lovelace
- barreleye fish
- breeding colony
- Bronte Harbour
- Bruce Peninsula
- Carl Sagan
- computer science
- dead bird study
- Grass Lake
- Neibauer marsh
- sewage lagoons
Tag Archives: painting
What? March? Really?! Time I finished up with this. I used Payne’s grey almost exclusively while building up the first three quarters of the painting. As a result, I had to fight with it a bit to warm up the … Continue reading
A quick painting of that gorgeous Pelee inhabitant. Mixed media.
Nearly a year he’s sat there on the easel in my living room, so very near completion but not quite. Painting is always an exciting process in the early stages — the life studies, the preliminary work, laying the initial … Continue reading
I can’t say the background does much for the Grosbeak’s plumage, but I had some big gobs of Yellow Ochre and Paynes Gray left in my watercolour tray from a previous work and felt the urge to use them. Loki, … Continue reading
It’s been years since I’ve pulled out the acrylics, but I just wasn’t up to the challenge of all that white in an unforgiving and potentially muddy medium like watercolour. The option to revise, of course, means that I did … Continue reading