2018 Sketch for Survival

Explorers against Extinction is a wildlife conservation campaign whose primary aim is to raise awareness about the very real threats faced by some of the world’s most iconic wildlife species in Africa. Their goal this year is to raise the funds necessary to help establish a new anti-poaching canine unit in the UNESCO World Heritage […]

Ottawa Plein Air Adventures - August

Wow! August seems to have zipped by in a flash!

Unfortunately, I tend to really wilt in the heat and so, much of my time has been spent inside avoiding the horrendous heat and humidity that has marked this month. Admittedly, it’s also been a rather withdrawn month for me, with a lot of time […]

Ottawa Plein Air Adventurers - July

With next to no rain and temperatures often in the high 30s-low 40s, July has been a scorching hot and extremely humid month here in Ottawa. Our first plein air date in July had to be postponed due to sweltering temperatures in the 40s, but fortunately it cooled off a wee bit the following week, […]

Ottawa Urban Sketchers at the Canadian War Museum

We are so fortunate here in Ottawa to have free access to most museums in the area on Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm and so, on Thursday, June 28, I met up with the Ottawa Urban Sketchers at the Canadian War Museum to invade and capture (via sketches) the special Armour exhibition.


Ottawa Plein Air Adventurers at Humanics Sanctuary

Last summer I started an informal Plein Air group that met every second Thursday between 10 am to 1 pm. The outings were so popular and so many people asked if they would continue this year, that I decided to formalize things just a bit and, since there are no other “official” plein air groups […]