Friday, May 29, 2009

Chilliwack Lake

This is very early in the morning when the sun was rising (on the left). The light was changing every minute. I believe parts of the impression of this scene will likely become an abstract painting down the road.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


This quick sketch was a disaster in the making. The wind was blowing. I kept dropping items into the large rocks I was sitting on and the cruncher was when my dog came and put his paw right in the middle of my watercolour paints. I called it quits then.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Squamish Spit II

This is the same location. I simply turned my chair. The estuary is a remarkable assortment of streams, rotten old pilings, sand and birds.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Squamish Spit

One of two sketches done on the long weekend. I particularly liked this location. Would gladly go back, oil paints in tow.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Roads Travelled

This is a sketch done at Chilliwack Lake. I am going to post sketches that may end up as studio paintings. The information gathered on location is very valuable as the recollection of what it was that attracted me to the scene is embedded in my memory. When I look at the photos taken and the quick sketch the whole scene comes back.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Morning Light

"Heron in the Morning Light" 9 1/2 X 9 1/2 on watercolor paper
$30 listed on Ebay