Looming Multiculturalism – Montreal Walls – Twenty-four

See more of Montreal Walls... Montreal is truly multicultural, like most cosmopolitan cities, I suppose. Without looking very hard, you can see and experience a little over every part of the world here. The Plateau is a very European feeling district of the island, and it houses... well, a sample of almost everyone. I've seen … Continue reading Looming Multiculturalism – Montreal Walls – Twenty-four

Dis-appreciated – Montreal Walls – Twenty-Three

See more of Montreal Walls... Heading east on boul. Mont-Royale, where some of the boutiques thin and are replaced with sporadic, ethnic bistros and less charming shops (pharmacies, convenience stores, and liquor shops) you come across a small roadside park with a water fountain. The park is beautifully maintained, as are the buildings around it... … Continue reading Dis-appreciated – Montreal Walls – Twenty-Three

Urban Stories – Montreal Walls – Twenty-Two

See more of Montreal Walls... Take a look through a few travel guides for what might be considered signature sights of Montreal and you will undoubtedly find reference to the spiralling, metal staircases on the outsides of many of our urban residences. Le Plateau de Montreal is an excellent place to find many, many examples … Continue reading Urban Stories – Montreal Walls – Twenty-Two

Neighbourhood Watcher – Montreal Walls – Twenty-one

See more of Montreal Walls... She lives on the only remaining clean wall in a small back alleyway behind commercial buildings on the bricked-up sides of Montreal's 1930s version of brownstone housing, on Le Plateau-Mont-Royale. She's looking West-ish towards the encroaching darkness as the sun sets on the streets and this back alley, as if … Continue reading Neighbourhood Watcher – Montreal Walls – Twenty-one

All The Perspectives – Montreal Walls – Twenty

See more of Montreal Walls... The following dozen or so photos were all taken on a day spent with my amazing daughter, walking around Le Plateau de Montreal (off boul. Mont-Royale). I had intended looking for the decaying walls I often found in the core of downtown Montreal or on the Old Port, but I … Continue reading All The Perspectives – Montreal Walls – Twenty

Below the Waterline – Montreal Walls – Eighteen

See more of Montreal Walls... The day was blisteringly hot and the river was churned by the strong winds I was rowing against; my phone, my only camera, and the possibility of success greatly hindered by the constant water spray, blinding sunlight, and unsteady preach of the kayak where I sat to take this shot. … Continue reading Below the Waterline – Montreal Walls – Eighteen

Working out an inspiration – T’Hed Sixty-two: Time to move on…

See more at T'Hed Sixty-One... Like the sideways face, I feel the upside down one is also more expressive. Maybe I'm just attracted to the unusual, but I feel the strange orientation draws the viewer's eye more to the face, than the bold colours of the background. I still feel that I need to use … Continue reading Working out an inspiration – T’Hed Sixty-two: Time to move on…

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Sixty-one: Layers

See more at T'Hed Sixty... Oddly, the simple stacking of the the colour blocks feels right behind the face, but they still distract from the lines of the face. Only the face needs to be done with. a thicker ink nib. do love the long, wavy necks and the tilting of the head on the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Sixty-one: Layers

Working out an I aspiration – T’Hed Sixty: Oversimplification

See more at T'Hed Fifty-Nine... I'm aware that being critical of one's work isn't the best way of marketing it, but my goal here isn't about that... it must remain a reflective process on my material explorations. Having said so, the main issues I have with this one are that the ink nib needs to … Continue reading Working out an I aspiration – T’Hed Sixty: Oversimplification

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Nine: Stretch Back

See more at T'Hed Fifty-Eight... It seems my default for the second attempt with new materials has become making multiple heads. The ink pen works well for smaller faces, but I feel I've become impatient when I don't have a clear vision of what I want... more so when I don't feel I'm achieving the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Nine: Stretch Back