Eagle Blind Sketch
This is a 5.7″ x 9″ acrylic sketch of a blind I have in Stanley Park to watch birds. I watch from beneath the forest canopy up at pair of eagle that roost in a standing dead fir tree.
The colours of the sketch are on this chart.
I Looked at the colours in Arthur Lismer’s painting BC Forest while I was choosing colours for the painting. It brings back childhood memories of the bush at Long Beach. I met Mr. Lismer at Long Beach in 1967 at my father’s Wickanninish Inn. He Always prefered to stay and paint in one of the cabins that still remained from Joe Webb’s Wickaninish Lodge.
- June 21, 2020
This is a 6 5/8″ x 9″ sketch of high tide at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver.
This is the start of a 32.25″ x 44″ paintingApril 22, 2020
I live in Vancouver near the Olympic Village, 7 blocks from the salt water of False Creek and a man made fresh water course in Hinge Park. I have been watching beavers there for a couple of years. There are dens at Hinge Park, Stanley Park and Vanier Park in Vancouver. The closeness of the West End condo towers suggests the absurdity of beavers living in Vancouver’s down-town.
A den is a peaked pile of logs and mud in a conical or lean-to shape. It is easy to miss if you have never seen a den. In May the beavers have their babies and stay inside the den for a month. The babies will leave the den in June.
This is a sketch of the alder and maple trees on the Point Grey shoreline.October 5, 2014