Monthly Archives: July 2016

#Sketchaday11: Exploring Grizzly country, and sketching Revelstoke in the rain

I did this sketch at the end of the day, after a brief rainstorm that chased us off Revelstoke mountain. We stopped to buy some of Canada’s excellent range of beers, and this street scene caught my eye – with … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday10:First forage into Bear Country

We took our first walk outside the town today, on our own, along the Green Belt path that takes you on a picturesque tour of the river valley near the part of the town south of the river, known as┬áBig … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday9: Pioneering pushers and still grappling with mountains

We visited the Revelstoke Museum today. We walked into town, pushing baby Leo in his state of the art three wheel stroller, but even with its cushioned wheels, every bump gave him a substantial jolt. However, when I saw this … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday8: Let sleeping babies lie

This drawing was made at the end of the day, after we tried taking Leo for a picnic at Blanket Creek. We hoped he’d enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, but he grizzled most of the time and his parents … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday7: exploring Revelstoke and discovering a kindred soul

Today we walked the length and breadth of Revelstoke, exploring every street for visual potential. It was Art and Gardens day, but we weren’t able to follow the whole trail as we couldn’t find anywhere to buy tickets. As it … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday6: Change of weather

After two days of brilliant sunshine and temperatures reaching 29 degrees C, today was overcast and windy. At around 7.30am each morning, as the sun comes over the mountain, we see this little squirrel in the garden. This morning it … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday5:getting to grips with mountains

Although many of Revelstoke’s houses are extremely picturesque, others have a comfortable slightly down at heel aspect, declaring to the world that they don’t care about looking glamorous when they are surrounded by such dramatic backdrops. Our next door neighbour’s … Continue reading

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