Sunday, February 24, 2013

Split Rail Fences

I love these fences. There are some on the dyke where I walk nearly every day.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Looking out the window

The view from the kitchen window.Some time ago I bought a few pads of Canson XL watercolour paper at a great sale 
price. I love drawing on the paper. Then I decided rather than having loose sheets from the pad I would get some sketchbooks made at Staples. Worked great, the paper I want 
in a sketchbook all at a great price.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ink & Water

A change from waterproof ink.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

View from West Van

View from West Van

I sat on a log on the beach at West Vancouver BC Canada looking at the pier and into Vancouver harbour.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stylus Parking

Stylus is a furniture manufacturer in Vancouver. I got tired of looking at material swatches, sat in the car and drew. Thank God for drawing.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Conte Foods

This food importer operates a great deli and store. I drew the flowers while we were having lunch.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cambie Hostel

I sat across the street from the Cambie Hostel in Gastown, Cambie and Cordova streets, in Vancouver BC in a favo
urite cafe and drew this. I have done it before, I love sitting at the window of the cafe drawing and watching the world go by. Still giving the colour pencils a try, it is a learning curve, all enjoyable.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Reading in the coffee shop and enjoying a coffee.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sterling Bank

We live five minutes from the US border and often go down to get cheap gas and beer. The Sterling Bank is in a very modest building on the parking lot of the International Market, grocery store.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

On the 601

I took the bus, number 601, from Tsawwassen to the train station in Richmond, going into Vancouver to the library and do some sketching. This fellow was sitting across the aisle. Vancouver BC Canada.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

James Richards New Book

If you like drawing you will love this great new book. Check it out on Amazon.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ladner Harbour

Fishboats moored in Ladner Harbour. It was a misty, grey day but that effect in this drawing was caused by the pebbly surface of Arches 90lb paper, which I rarely use, and the EF nib on my pen, scratchy. Drawn at Ladner, Delta BC Canada.