Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Stella Jurgen Sketching in Rockwood

Rockwood Conservation Park is a gorgeous place.  It's full of interesting areas to hike and canoe while enjoying nature.  I was inspired by these little lake views and I truly enjoyed the afternoon there.  My dog Lucky enjoyed it as well and it was really hard to concentrate while he was getting anxious to go for a walk in the woods.

Stella Jurgen Sketching in Port Credit

This summer has been really good, the weather makes me want to enjoy the outdoors.  Here are two sketches that I drew a Friday morning with a group of friends.  We chose Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Stella Jurgen Sketching in Vienna, Austria

I visited Vienna, Austria with my husband on July 11 to July 18.  It was wonderful!  I loved everything about Vienna so I made a few sketches while enjoying the sites.  These were made with pen and water colours on location.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Urban Sketchers Lisbon Symposium 2011

I had the opportunity to attend the 2011 Urban Sketchers Symposium held in Lisbon, Portugal, July 21 to July 23.  It was a magnificent event and a great chance to meet people from all over the world that share the same interest.  The Sessions with professional instructors and lectures were well organized and they were very beneficial to my learning experience.  Thank you to all the instructors and thank you to all the friends I made for a wonderful time.  I hope to see you soon :)

Friday, 24 June 2011

A Trip to the local Marina in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada

 Today was a rainny Summer day, but that didn't stop me from going out there early morning and enjoying the warmth close to the Lake Ontario.  Here are some pencil sketches of the Marina in the Promenade Lakeshore Park.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Our Garden, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Now it is Summer in Ontario, Canada.  When it gets hot the flowers bloom and the colours are vibrant.  This is the garden that my husband and I created.  It's ours to enjoy.  These are some watercolour sketches that I drew this weekend for you to enjoy.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Drawing Warms

I never thought I would have to draw warms.... one of my clients decided to have a monthly special on the website so I created cartoon characters for each month.  These illustrations take a long time to produce since they are planned scenes, pencil drawing then coloured with watercolours and guache.  The result is very good.

An afternoon in Oakville, Ontario Marina

I really enjoy the ocean but where I live the closest to water is the Lake Ontario.  A few minutes from my house we have the Oakville Marina, which is very entertaining and beautiful when it's a warm day.  This Sunday I enjoyed an afternoon with my friend Helene.  We sat on a dock and drew the boats coming and going.  As we were relaxing and enjoying ourselves, two families of gueese came by and visited us.  The little ones were so cute following their parents.  I tried to capture them on my ink and watercolour drawing above.

Friday, 3 June 2011

My Home in Oakville, Ontario, Canada

I am certain that all of us always want to draw everything that we see.  When I travel I draw scenes, buildings, etc. but I never thought to draw my own house.  I did this yesterday, it was a sunny day in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, which we don't have too many.  I used permanent pen and water colours.  Here is the result afer 1.5 hours.  This is the vew from my front neighbour's lawn.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A visit to my in-laws backyard

There are so many things we can draw.  The possibilities are endless.  I visited my in-laws backyard and I loved the fall scene.  The trees and fresh air makes for a relaxing afternoon.  Most of the time I travel with a sketch book and a pencil.  On the pictures below I set up my easel and used my oil paints on a canvas.