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Sketches based on Sketchaday sketches

A week since we arrived home, and I have been doing daily sketches but not necessarily from life. Today I took the pencil sketch that I did of Mt Begbie in Sketchaday21 and tried working it up in charcoal, using Strathmore … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 22: up, down and almost over the mountain

I managed to get up at 5.45am this morning and returned to the same scene that I drew yesterday, this time attempting a watercolour. After an hour I felt I had done enough as the light was changing too quickly. … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 21: a perfect dawn and a study in attempted patricide

After the damp, misty mornings of the last few days I woke up at 5.30 to a still, quiet morning with the sun just touching the tips of the mountains.  I walked out to the little rocky promontory that is … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 20a: another kindred soul and a master craftsman

I had a big surprise tonight. I had met Jack, the man whose workshop I painted on my  first day in Revelstoke, at his souvenir shop in town. He told me that he started his silkscreen business in partnership with a … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 19: working with perspective, memory and imagination

Today we finally visited the railway museum. Wherever you live in Revelstoke, you can’t avoid hearing the regular rattle and occasional screechings of the freight trains that often take more than three minutes to cross the bridge.  They continue on … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 18: earning our keep and learning that less is more

I’ve been so impressed by the fleeting glimpses that we have of the mountains on these semi cloudy days that I’m doing a quick pencil sketch from the back patio every time I’m inspired.  Sometimes you wouldn’t know there’s a … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 17:I practise what I preach – and take lessons from the Masters

Today we went southeast on the eastern bank of the river, past Mt Mackenzie, to the area known as ‘the flats’, where the river spreads across the valley and creates pockets of marshland, perfect for water birds. As we arrived … Continue reading

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