Saturday, 1 July 2017

Happy Canada Day!

Here are some recent drawings from this part of the - very diverse - country:

The annual dragon-boat races, with BC Place looking like a crown in the background.

Sturdies Bay on Galiano Island, during a brief stop on the Southern Gulf Islands ferry.

The lobby of the Marine Building, one of the few (only?) art deco buildings in Vancouver, open to the public just one day a year - and a challenge to draw!

Lynn Creek, which I am always amazed to remember is close enough that I can ride and walk there and back on my lunch hour (ok, an extended lunch hour, but I work for myself so who's going to complain?)

Our local cafe, in a restored 1912 building - about as old as they get around here.

And three drawings from the Vancouver UrbanSketchers' meetup at the Vancouver Jazz Festival - the big stage, some food trucks, and the line-up for one of the small stages.  There was lots of red in the crowd on Canada Day, but I was also glad to see people dressed in purple, yellow, orange, green, blue, even black - it's great to live in a country where you can wave the flag if you want to, but it's just fine if you do your own thing too.

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