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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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#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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Sketchaday12a: sketching off the spot

In #Sketchaday11  I attempted a watercolour on the spot but an encroaching storm interrupted the process almost as soon as I had started. This is how far I got: It’s a view of Lake Revelstoke, the reservoir above Revelstoke, from Eagle … 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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