HARMONY ARTS Grand Prix paint out

A lovely day all around – started with the early 6:20 ferry into the city ( sorry Brian to do that to you on your first day of holidays…)
There was plenty of set-up going on and some of the regulars fishing down at the dock.  I managed a quick study on the dock with a few bits of rain spitting down. All this activitiy at the foot of 14th st in West Van – along the waterfront in either direction from the Ferry Building Gallery.

There was about 20 painters in all – and we chatted and mingled early – grateful to the lady setting up her baking/coffee booth early for taking the time to get us filled up and ready to go. You can pick a plein air painter from a mile away – we’re the ones carrying all the stuff and staring off into the distance – sometimes moving from one perch to the next.

Alphonso Tejada was our “leader” for the event and got everyone sorted out and registered before the start at 10:am. Most of the painters had their spots chosen – I was heading back to the wharf for a view towards the Lions Gate bridge with the angles of the dock in the foreground.

Sheree Jones and I were working out on the railing area at the top of the dock. Sheree was taking in the opposite view back towards the colorful shelters and umbrellas of the festival ashore. With dark clouds skidding across the bright sky, sail boats, freighters and folks passing by was a challenging site. Everytime I looked up it was a different view.


We finished up at 1:00 and after a quick insert & wiring job on the frame this was displayed up in the tent with the rest of the artist’s works. Lots of interested on-lookers and some who had come back to see the final results of the paintings they saw in progress all around the area.


the finished results look just fine in this dark cherry frame with a deep beveled linen liner. $520.00 (does not include shipping)


packing the paint box for the next adventure…up to the Chilcotins with the Canoe.


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