Tag Archives: Canada

#Sketchaday 24: a kayak expedition(sketch in the pipeline) and more local scenery

Last night in Revelstoke tonight, so we had to have one last expedition – a kayak tour in the lake above the dam. This time we met just a few hundred metres from the dam and headed upstream, but never … Continue reading

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Sketchaday 23: a Chinese kind of morning and a traditional Canadian evening treat

I woke at 5.30 to a misty moisty morning after overnight rain. I knew I’d see a completely different world to yesterday’s at the same time of day.  The mountains were barely visible at first between the clouds, but they … 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 20: taking a break from the renovations

The renovations built up to a frenzy today as we sanded, painted and then finally started laying a new floor in the basement spare room.  Work had to stop over lunch while Leo took a snooze in his father’s arms. … 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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