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Charcoal Drawing: The fire escape

Charcoal drawing of East Pender street at Gore, China Town.  The funny thing about this drawing session was that the final painting ended up being of the area slightly to the right of this view.  Thanks to the crazy little dog that forced me to step a step to the side and open my eyes. […]

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Charcoal drawing: Dr Sun Yat Sen

Another favorite charcoal of mine.  Why?  I am not sure.  Is it that he is my morning company as I prepare to the enter the studio or is it the wonderful darks and lights or maybe it is the strong verticals contrasted against the curves of the bust?  I am not sure, but everytime I […]

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Charcoal Drawing: Varnier Park

Another sketch from the Varnier Park area in Kitsilano for the painting demonstration which I did that evening for the Vancouver Sketch Club.  I enjoy the strong contrast of this drawing, especially the moody tree in the foreground but it does not make my pulse race like this piece does: Yachts near Kitsilano     […]

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Charcoal Drawing: Yachts near Kitsilano

Charcoal drawing of the area to the east of Kitsilano beach, where the boats are moored just in front of the Maritime Museum, Varnier Park.  I spent the morning wandering this area as I was nervously preparing for the evenings painting demonstration in front of the Vancouver Sketch Club at Hycroft.  Happily I can report […]

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