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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 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 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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What do you take for sketching on holiday?

I am currently on holiday at Revelstoke, in Canada, where you can ski in winter and hike, bike, climb and explore in summer. I decided to commit myself to doing at least one sketch a day and I̵… Source: What … 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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