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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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Sketchaday 15: from the cheerfully macabre back to the sublime

The weather remained uncertain today so we didn’t attempt any ambitious hikes. We gave Mum and Dad a break this morning so they could have their first trail bike ride together since Leo was born. Then we all headed over … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday13: painting the backyard and shooting the Pipe

This morning was so glorious I had to paint the other view from Ian and V’s patio: Mt Mackenzie. I was surprised that the mountain remained a misty blue grey during the whole hour and a half that I painted … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday12: ‘Let’s stop and feel this place’

Our pass from the previous day entitled us to another trip up the mountain, so this time we drove straight to the top car park and took the shuttle to the summit. The views were absolutely mind blowing: I’ve been … Continue reading

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#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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