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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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#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 16: ‘This is what we do on BC day’….and when is a sketch finished?

I started two watercolour sketches today, when we took a trip up to the reservoir behind the Revelstoke Canyon Dam, one of more than a score of dams in the Kootenay region that supply BC’s electricity. It’s one of four … 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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#Sketchaday14:lounging around town

I actually drew this the previous day after our adventure on the Pipe, when it got so hot and sultry all we felt like doing was sitting in a cafe and drinking iced water.  The Revelstoke lamp posts are very … Continue reading

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