Mar 31 2014

Cherry Beach Rock

cherry beach rock

pencil, watercolour, pen & ink, 5″ x 8″

I came across this “rock” while I was walking along Cherry Beach one summer.  It may have even been rubble from an old industrial building formerly located where I had been standing.  Or maybe it was part of an old dock?

Jan 30 2014



9″ x 12″, watercolour, pen & ink

This warehouse was spotted near Cherry Beach one summer many years ago.  I liked how the warehouse was so stark and linear and how the trees visually divided it.

Nov 30 2013

Package of Milk Crackers

milk crackers

pencil and watercolour, 6″ x 6″

An individually wrapped package of  store-brand, Asian supermarket, milk crackers.

Sep 30 2013

Pink Grapefruit Slices

pink grapefruit slices

pencil, watercolour, 7″ x 9″

These two (2) slices of pink grapefruit were surprisingly difficult for me to sketch. It was a challenge trying to capture the cells of the fruit and the membrane in between.  Not to mention the subtle colour changes in the pith and peel.  Anyway, it was good to give it a go.  The end result is a bit cartoony, but I’m happy that I’ve finally finished it.

Jun 30 2013

DyDo Blend Coffee

dydo coffee

pencil & watercolour, 7″x91/2″

A can of DyDo Blend Coffee, which we had quite some time ago.  My husband doesn’t recall whether or not it was good, as he doesn’t recall ever having had it until I started sketching it.  So, funny.

We either purchased it from the Chinese grocery store, or the small Japanese grocery store on Queen Street West that we go to whenever we’re in the neighbourhood.