Monday, December 30, 2013


Trying a little black.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013


From last August, on our patio.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Vancouver Usk meetup

At 33 Acres Brewing, needless to say it was fun.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

James Hobbs Great New Book

Full to the brim with great advice and wonderful drawings. Just got a copy, I have a drawing in it - cool! This is the British cover, you can see the American cover and order it at

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Drawing & water-colour over mono-type leaves.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


In November in the Pacific Northwest sitting in the sun on the cafe patio drawing a Palm tree. Weird in a way, of course no one else was there, a little cool, but fine for sketching.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Robson & Homer, Vancouver BC

From a coffee shop window on a sunny, cold November day.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Congee Noodle House

Our USk group met here for lunch, to draw it and eat it. Broadway and Main, Vancouver BC

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Our Lady of Paris

Or maybe Pisa, from my photo, so banished from Urban Sketchers, though I have sat in front of it and drawn it a couple of years ago.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

From Point Roberts USA

Looking across the ocean to the Gulf Islands in BC.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Too Many Windows

Looking at Vancouver BC condos across False Creek.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Drawing at Ladner Harbour, Delta BC on a lovely fall day.

Friday, November 1, 2013


The marina at Point Roberts Wa. USA. Nearly all the boat hulls are white, which I have difficulty with when colouring the sketch.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Quentin Blake, one of my drawing heroes, says "think about what the essential of it is".

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Our USk group went to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta BC.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vancouver Heritage House

Built in 1895, Bloomfield Studio, on Columbia between Broadway and 10th Ave.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Wharfingers Office

So, a Wharfinger is a person who looks after the wharf and has numerous related duties. An archaic term still in use in Ladner BC Canada at the harbour. Also, the other day I was on my stool next to a parking spot and of course some one comes and parks and blocks my view, so we get talking, he is a painter, was an art instructor, checks out my sketch and says "don't draw in everything and don't paint everything and you have to decide what not to draw and what not to paint". So I did and this is either cool or it is unfinished.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Vancouver, Canada

A view of Vancouver BC Canada from Milano Coffee on West 8th Ave.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Fun to sketch at Richmond Country Farm Market, Richmond BC Canada

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fish Boats

I enjoy drawing in Ladner Harbour, near Tsawwassen, Delta BC

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Boundary Bay

Another drawing of my favourite place to walk, the dikes at Boundary Bay BC Canada.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

At The Grind

Drawing at The Grind coffee shop with Vancouver Usk.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fish Boat

A Purse Seiner off Point Roberts, USA.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fernie Museum

On the main street in Fernie BC, in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The building has been a bank and a BC Hydro office and I am sure other things as well. I moved a couple of mountains for the background. We were back for a  high school reunion for my wife. Great times.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Keefer Rooms

I drew this a few weeks ago with the Vancouver Usk group. I didn't like it then but now I do. I am kinda thinking that, in your mind(dreams?) drawings improve with time.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Vancouver Carnegie Centre

Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in the US steel industry and then used it for many philanthropical projects including building libraries, such as this one in east Vancouver, now a community centre.

Monday, September 2, 2013


From my photo at the corner of Rue d'Alesia and Ave du Maine in the 14th Arr. Paris France a couple of years ago.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bent Main Sheet Metal

My line drawing got gibbled up in the copy machine. I kinda like the look so I coloured it.

Main Sheet Metal

Main Sheet Metal, 1024 Main St Vancouver, a classic. I love these old buildings. A marker drawing.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Queen of Albernie

A small Zodiac rescue craft and the launching crane on the BC Ferries vessel Queen of Albernie.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Vancouver Zombie Walk

The walking dead. The zombies walk in Vancouver every year, fun to see the costumes.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meetup Group

We went to the West Van Harmony Arts Festival.

Monday, August 5, 2013


Lamy B nib, noodlers black, Derwent Studio colour pencils, Daler Rowney Cachet 10' x 8" 100lb sketchbook. Can't resist black contour lines.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Woman traveling on the BC Ferries Spirit of Vancouver to Victoria.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Buildings on the Beach, Point Roberts

Great to go to Point Roberts Wa. and sit on the beach, listen to the waves and draw.