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Sketchaday Series 2, Episode 6: The world offers itself to your imagination

Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it … Continue reading

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Sketchaday Series 2, Episode 5: Time to stand and stare

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. William Henry Davies My kind of holiday is having the opportunity to absorb a landscape, without being rushed from one country to another, or … Continue reading

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Sketchaday Series 2, Episode 3: Capturing the moment

The other thing that I am trying to do during this trip, besides remembering people and situations, is to capture the landscape. This is my fourth visit to Canada, but it’s the first time I’ve seen the mountains in winter. … Continue reading

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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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