All Holed Up with No Place to Go – Watercolour of a Log Cabin – in Stages

For the last 3 days I have been RIVETTED by the book I am reading. It is called The Call of the Wild: My Escape to Alaska¬† but it is not the one by Jack London. Instead it is written by a modern-day mountainman called Guy Grieve who like many people felt the pull of the wild and upped sticks from an office job in … Continue reading All Holed Up with No Place to Go – Watercolour of a Log Cabin – in Stages

Sketching a young male deer

I have been asked to paint a young stag and it’s with delight that I begin. Just before Christmas I bought The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey¬†and it cast a spell over me for the whole week during which I sat snuggled up reading it. Why? because it is set in times past in frontier Alaska where snow, log cabins and basic living are the … Continue reading Sketching a young male deer