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Gulliver Travels

8x10 alla prima oil on board
Gulliver Travels Downtown, 8×10 oil on board

 

 

We saw and heard this musician playing on the street in Vancouver. Even this bird caught the rhythm and had to try out a few fancy steps.

 

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Waves of Steel

Waves of Steel
Waves of Steel

Seeing this gull land on a rooftop on Granville Island, B.C. made me wonder if from a bird’s eye view, the corrugated steel roof may have looked like the inviting ripples of an ocean bay. Does this imply that he was gull-ible? After a hard landing and no gentle motion of the water to greet it, the bird would welcome a retreat to the foggy skies above.

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Art Blog The Human Form

Standing Pose

18x24 pastel on newsprint, life drawing, 30min. pose
18×24 pastel on newsprint, life drawing, 30min. pose

 

Models come in all shapes and sizes. The good ones can hold a pose (not as easy as you think) and then sometimes it happens that they can impart a sense of grace and beauty and feeling that makes everyone in the room do better work. Last week was one of those times. Here’s my attempt to capture ‘Shannon’.

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Last Blooms of Summer

Definitely worth waiting for. These delicate flowers have been slowly developing while everything else went crazy in my flower bed this year. The sketch doesn’t do them justice but I wouldn’t change a thing. This quick little study┬áreminds me to take time and ‘sketch’ the flowers. Done on one of the few really nice days, we’ve had in a loonngggg time after I had finished up weeding and sat down in the shade. Nice memory.

Late bloomers are often the best.