Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Across the street from the British Musem, London

From a photo I took through the gates when leaving the British Museum. I love this old building.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cafe Capuccino

On the main drag, 2nd Ave, in Fernie BC
From my photo.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Coffee Time

At Terra Breads on 5th Ave Vancouver.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Fun to make cards and tags at Christmas.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Carnegie Library

At Main & Hastings Streets in Vancouver BC. A Scot, Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in steel in the USA and funded the building of 2509 libraries in the Us, England, Canada and other countries.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

West Van Library

Guess nobody was looking at anything funny.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Faces in Tim Hortons

Drew these quickly in Tim Horton which is a great Canadian coffee shop chain, coast to coast.
Maybe faces do not really qualify as urban sketches but I wanted to post something new for you. Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old Vancouver house

Trying a line drawing after seeing James Hobbs drawings again.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Incendio Pizza

At the corner of Alexander and Columbia Streets in Vancouver BC.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Art Stuff

This is what I am using these days when I go drawing. Any inexpensive, on sale 140lb watercolor paper, 9 X12" or I tear up sheets to 7.5 X 11", a plastic clip board with 3 or 4 sheets of paper is light, a Lamy Safari fountain pen, medium nib, Noodlers Polar Black waterproof ink, a small palette I filled with Da Vinci and some Daniel Smith watercolor paint, a Holbein waterbrush. Usually I do the color at home with the other three brushes. I love the big one. I carry it all in a shoulder bag.

Sundance II

Sat on the wharf at the fish dock adjacent to Granville Island in downtown Vancouver BC and drew this fishing boat. I drew about half of the mindboggling array of lines, wires, rigging, whatever, that I could see.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Alibi Room

187 Alexander St at Main Street, Vancouver. A great modern tavern. My daughter had a wedding reception here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Glory Foods

On Carrall at Water Street, Vancouver. Same building as Glory Hotel. Glorious.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Art Focus Show Poster

My drawing of the Sinclair Center clock tower in Vancouver is on the poster for the fall show of the art group I belong to

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

West Van street scene

Near Marine Drive and 19th in West Vancouver BC

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mainland & Davie, Vancouver BC

Corner of Mainland & Davie streets in downtown Vancouver BC

My daughter got married last Saturday

Nicki and Erik. Outdoors on a glorious, sunny October day at a Lodge in the beautiful British Columbia rainforest. Perfect.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Port Mann bridge

Lots of activity in the river to build the new bridge.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New West

Street lighting on Columbia street in downtown New Westminster BC

Monday, September 20, 2010

Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver

Drew this near the corner of Dunsmuir and Richards. From this angle both spires seem close together.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


At Bosa Foods

In the library

Sam, you made the lamp too big

Friday, September 10, 2010


Giving the color pencils a try. Coffe shop drawing.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wendels, Langley

A favourite bookstore/restaurant in Langley. The Koi w/c are vibrant and I have boosted them a bit in iphoto. Is this a no/no? Some people color the entire drawing in photoshop.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gas meter

Pete Scully made me do it. I admire his drawings.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


A building on the Riverview hospital grounds in Coquitlam.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

At Spanish Banks

Did these at the beach while babysitting granddaughter Ella.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Langley Farmers Market

Home from the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Portland, Oregon. It was absolutely the best experience. So now back to buying veggies in Maple Ridge.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Urban Sketchers Symposium, Portland Oregon July 29-31 2010

Jason Das

Jasons drawing

Jason and Kumi

Virginia Lawlor and people drawng group

Frank Ching and architecture group

Liz Steel drawing her lunch

Gabi Campanario



Kurt Hollomon


Drawing our coffee cups

Lapin drawing Frank

Lapins drawing

I adjusted the levels on these after listening to Jas Das lecture on posting on a computer. makes the color bright.