Bend in the road, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Bend in the road, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife, Spain, 15" x 11" Although a narrow street with tall buildings either side, I gave prominence to the foreground shadows.  So I made a feature of the brush strokes making up those shadows, leaving a few gaps here and there, but all leading th...

Win an original painting!

Win an original painting!

As promised, here are details of how to win an original painting.    This giveaway is for Canadians only.  (USA residents can participate in a draw for a new OttLite lamp in separate giveaway here.)  This painting is titled "Three on Lace" and measur...

The Ladies Of Society Of Illustrators

The Ladies Of Society Of Illustrators

When I go to life drawing class at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, there are always gangs of women there. They sit in packs sketching up a storm. I was sitting opposite the stage where the model was posing, facing them. I drew them while th...

Win an OttLite lamp

Win an OttLite lamp

I'm happy to partner with OttLite in reviewing one of their newest lamps, the Cool Breeze LED Fan Lamp and offer one lucky person their own lamp in this seasonal giveaway.  Have a look at my review, this really is a very functional lamp for any indiv...

Rue des Recollets, Bergerac

Rue des Recollets, Bergerac

Bergerac, France, 15" x 11" I love these timber framed or half-timbered buildings, in the old part of Bergerac SW France.  I find the most effective way to paint the timbers is by single dry brush strokes.  On rough paper you get an effect of old tim...

"Stellaaaaa"

TI have a friend named Stella who happens to be 10 years old. Over the weekend I did this portrait of her. It’s the things she surrounds herself with. Source : tommykane[dot]blogspot[dot]com

Laundry Room Christmas Make Over Adventure

Laundry Room Christmas Make Over Adventure

This Christmas, I'm going with a very subtle color theme in my home with earthy greens for a tranquil vibe, except for one room--my laundry room.  When we bought our washer and dryer eight years ago, the red ones popped out at me (well...really they...

Rue Notre Dame du Chateau - Bergerac France

Rue Notre Dame du Chateau - Bergerac France

Bergerac, France, 15" x 11" A little side street close to the Dordogne River in Bergerac and a sunny corner.  A few watercolour techniques used here - wet in wet on the left hand building and some dry brush strokes on the road and building in shade o...