Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Across the street from the British Musem, London

From a photo I took through the gates when leaving the British Museum. I love this old building.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cafe Capuccino

On the main drag, 2nd Ave, in Fernie, BC
From my photo.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Coffee Time

At Terra Breads on 5th Ave in Vancouver.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Fun to make tags and cards at Christmas.

Santa Maria degli Angeli

From my photo , near Assissi, Italy.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Carnegie Library

At Main & Hastings Streets in Vancouver BC. A Scot, Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in steel in the USA and funded the building of 2509 libraries in the US, England, Canada and other countries.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wesy Van Library

Guess nobody was looking at anything funny.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Favourites

In my opinion these are great.

New Port Mann Bridge Construction

5 lanes each way, 2.2 km over the Fraser River, these towers will rise to support a "cable Stayed" bridge.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Used ink that is not waterproof on this one.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Faces in Tim Hortons

Drew these quite quickly in Tim Hortons, which is a great Canadian coffee chain, coast to coast.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wedding Orchid

We recently attended a wedding where the oldest person at the table got to take home the centre piece. Guess what?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coffee Shop Face

Lots of coffee shop drawings in this cold wet weather.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Watercolour Pear

A small, 2 1/2" X 4", thank you card I made for my wife to use

Friday, November 26, 2010

My art on a cheese label

A drawing I did in August 2009 was used by Dovre Food Import & Export Ltd., of Vancouver BC. Really good cheese too!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Florence, Italy 2006

From a photo I took outside the Uffizi gallery in the late afternoon.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Back to basics

Cold and wet outside so I started looking at drawing books. Colour as value, line weights, 2-5 values, foreground midground background, overlap, perspective, etc, etc,etc. If I could only remember to use at least some while drawing. So I made this little setup to draw. Nice and warm inside, tea pot ready, music on, joy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old Vancouver house

Trying a line drawing after seeing James Hobbs drawings again. http://www.james-hobbs.co.uk/index.html

Friday, November 12, 2010

Incendio Pizza

At the corner of Alexander and Columbia Streets in Vancouver BC

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Art Stuff

This is what I am using these days when I go drawing. Any inexpensive, on sale 140lb watercolor paper, 9 X12" or I tear up sheets to 7.5 X 11", a plastic clip board with 3 or 4 sheets of paper is light, a Lamy Safari fountain pen, medium nib, Noodlers Polar Black waterproof ink, a small palette I filled with Da Vinci and some Daniel Smith watercolor paint, a Holbein waterbrush. Usually I do the color at home with the other three brushes. I love the big one. I carry it all in a shoulder bag.

Sundance II

Sat on the wharf at the fish dock adjacent to Granville Island in downtown Vancouver BC and drew this fishing boat. I drew about half of the mindboggling array of lines, wires, rigging, whatever, that I could see.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Alibi Room

A great modern tavern at 187 Alexander St at Main St, Vancouver. My daughter had a wedding reception here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tymac launch, Vancouver harbour.

From the park at the foot of Main street.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Glory Foods

Glory Foods on Carrall at Water Street in Vancouver. Same building as the Glory Hotel. Glorious.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Art Focus Show Poster

My drawing of the Sinclair Center clock tower in Vancouver is on the poster for the fall show of the art group I belong to.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Port Mann Bridge

I enjoy going down to the river and drawing.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

West Van street scene

Near Marine Drive and 19th in West Vancouver BC

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mainland & Davie, Vancouver BC

Corner of Mainland & Davie Streets in downtown Vancouver BC

My daughter got married last Saturday

Nicki and Erik. Outdoors on a glorious, sunny October day at a Lodge in the beautiful British Columbia rainforest. Perfect.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Port Mann bridge

Lots of equipment in the river to build the new bridge.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Moved too soon

Did not get to finish this one.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New West

Street lighting on Columbia street in downtown New Westminster BC

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Why I Love Watercolor

It can have a mind of it's own but is wonderful stuff.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver

Drew this near the corner of Dunsmuir and Richards in downtown Vancouver, from this angle both spires seem close together.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


At Bosa Foods

In the library

Sam, you made the lamp too big.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I made this watercolor monotype a couple of years ago before the urban sketching bug got me, lots of joy in doing these.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Change of pace

Drawing fun with a uni-ball fine rollerball pen, Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen big brush and a Sakura Permopaque pigment marker