Thursday, May 16, 2013

Canada Place and cruise ship

An iconic Vancouver view for my first post here - Canada Place conference centre and cruise ship terminal, one of the two or three cruise ships that leave the city every summer day, and the North Shore mountains in the distance.  The white roofs are meant to recall sails and snowy mountains.  It's actually amazing that they are still white, since most shiny new buildings in Vancouver are quickly besmirched by a layer of algae and mildew (technical term: "scum"), not to mention the diesel soot from the aforementioned cruise ships.  Maybe they have herds of rappelling cleaners every night?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Boundary Bay, BC, Canada

Boundary Bay is, of course, right on the Canada - USA boundary. This is a view along the beach on the western side of the Bay in Canada, looking toward the houses at the end of the bay and in the direction of Vancouver. It was a beautiful early spring day, great to be out drawing. This is my first post on Vancouver Urban Sketchers, I have been a fan from day one. Very happy to be a part of this worldwide community of sketchers. Thanks, Sigrid, for
getting us on board.

Erseke, Albania April 2013

Although not very West Coast, this is a more recent sketch I did in Albania a couple of weeks ago. I will have to scan and post a few others done closer to home since then.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Vancouver SeaBus terminal and train tracks

Vancouver SeaBus terminal and train tracks by Jeckenzibbel
Another successful outing with the Vancouver Urban Sketchers Meetup group. About 8 of us sketched around the SeaBus terminal/Waterfront Station on a gorgeous, summer-like May 5.

The long bridge and passage way shows people walking from downtown across the rail tracks to the SeaBus.

I have looked at this view many times before, the cranes at the Port are some of my favourite sights ever, but have never really looked at it as I did now. Funny, how once you really start looking at something, almost everything turns out to be interesting.