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Dr. SunYat Sen gardens – Chinatown Vancouver

On sunday morning after the sketchcrawl saturday I stayed the night in Strathcona at my daughter’s place, made my way slowly in the early morning through Chinatown. All the vendors putting out their streefront displays of colorful fruit and veg, early shoppers and primly dressed ladies on their way to worship. Sun Yat Sen gardens […]

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# 24 Urban Sketchcrawl – Vancouver / Poynter

The Urban Sketchcrawl was the brainchild of Enrico Casarosa, in San Fransisco, 2006. He chooses a date every 3-4 months and posts it on their website.http://www.sketchcrawl.com/index.htmland then the fun begins…in a global fallout. Sketchers all over the world using the online forum make plans to meet on that date and do a walking sketch tour […]

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construction…

August 26 no time for sketching or blogging this couple of weeks – too busy with construction on the new stairs and decking at our back entry.(after 18 years it will be awfully nice to have real stairs…)This is my preliminary planning sketch.I wish the building were as easy as the drawing.

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5:pm chicken coop

5:pm Aug 15 sidestep dance – chicken & rooster It seems no matter how she side steps it will be impossible to avoid the inevitable. and he is a very handsome rooster. a lovely summer evening spent at a friend’s property to gather with others for a fundraiser in support of a little boy with […]

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6 am – 2pm Vancouver

9: am Aug 15 Vancouver’s Chinatown. The corner of Gore & Keefer is a buzz of activity any time after 8 am. The vendors working to clean and prepare the displays of veggies and fruit on the sidewalk stands. The awnings and colorful dragon lamp posts make the whole scene quite unique. I was killing […]

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7:20 am Garden study – shed light :)

7:20 Aug 14 finished another little watercolor study4″ x 6″ arches Trying to give that sense of space and strong light with simple shapes. Keeping the detail to a minimum.

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10:am Garden study watercolor

Aug 13. 2009 4″ x 4″ arches rough working out some ideas for simple garden settings. the rain has stopped (very welcome rain after so much very hot weather) so I will be back out in the garden again. weeding and painting.

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3:pm desktop

aug 12.09 3pm. can’t seem to get away from the desk today. finished 3 paintings in the studio that I started on location…and got them wired up and written up and delivered to the gallery. (ahhh the joy of acrylic paint) I have some lovely jars that I brought home from Mexico that bring some […]

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2: am lily composition sketches

aug 11. 2amLily comp sketches Most of all I use my sketchbooks for layouts of the paintings that I am thinking about. If they are from photos – I keep track of where to find them again (caption numbers). I have thousands of reference pics on storage CD’s. Using the format of the canvas that […]

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8:am hallstand – morning light.

hallstand – morning light. we don’t technically have a hall…but front and center at the entry is this old dark oak piece.It has held everything from hats, kids snowsuits to wedding clothes and is a place to drop whatever is at hand. at present my dirty old garden gloves and cell phone. the twisted cane […]

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