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Posts tagged ‘park’

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird  8″ x 8″

I did something different with the background here. I’m not sure if I like it, or if it looks like some crazy 70’s wallpaper.

Geese

Geese   3" x 3"

Geese 3″ x 3″

Geese on Easel

This one’s for sale on Etsy.

Fall in Vancouver

Changing Seasons 8" x 8"

Changing Seasons 8″ x 8″

It has been a very grey, rainy fall here in Vancouver. Maybe this painting will help to brighten things up a bit.

Available on Etsy.

Hanging out at the pond.

Isabelle  16" x 20"

Isabelle 16″ x 20″

Feels like spring here in Vancouver, so we will soon be doing lots of this. Throwing something into the pond means you will soon be surrounded by ducks.

Put A Bird On It!

Blackbird

As I was working on these, I couldn’t help but think of this sketch from Portlandia: Put A Bird On It!

Jericho Park

Fall Shadows  8" x 8"

Fall Shadows 8″ x 8″

Here is yet another tree from Jericho Park. I am so lucky to have this park practically in my backyard. You can see an amazing variety of wildlife on any given day. I have seen: ducks, geese, eagles, herons, bats, harbour seals, rabbits, squirrels, beavers, turtles, racoons, frogs, crabs, all kinds of birds and even a coyote once. Perhaps choosing a tree to paint is a little boring…

Perspective

Boardwalk, Granville Island  18" x 24"

Boardwalk, Granville Island 18″ x 24″

Drawing things in perspective is not one of my strengths. Half way through this painting, I realized that I had it very wrong. I made some corrections (not easy when the painting is too far along), but I’m still not sure I’ve got it right.

This path runs around Granville Island, on the North side of False Creek. A beautiful walk when it’s sunny.

Painting a little

3" x 3" acrylic painting

3″ x 3″ acrylic painting

The latest in my series of tiny paintings. They keep me painting when art time is limited.

Hastings Mill Store

Hastings Mill Store  18"x24"

Hastings Mill Store 18″x24″

This is the Hastings Mill Store – known as Vancouver’s oldest building. You can read all about it’s history here. The park where it is located is my favourite picnic spot in the city. It sits up on a cliff overlooking English Bay, with a beautiful view of downtown and the North Shore mountains.

Here comes fall (but not yet).

Stanley Park Maple  24"x18"

Stanley Park Maple 24″x18″

I may be painting fall, but I’m not done with summer yet. We are off to Summerland next week, to enjoy the last part of August. Looking forward to a change of scenery.