Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nanaimo: Sketch in the City

Nanaimo has a distinctive feel to it. As we walked the streets, I heard British, Scottish, and Irish accented English, plus Dutch, German, and Danish. Cosmopolitan, to say the least!

Today was a swirly, lumpy day on the water. Swells 2 to 4 feet. Wind waves just 1 foot. Not unusual for the Strait of Georgia, but seven hours of it was a lot to handle. Maybe that explains the wavy horizontal line of this sketch!

Another cloudy day. I long for sunshine! In the meantime, I think I'll consider acting like Whistler and try some studies in gray!

5 comments:

Suzanne said...

I like seeing your sketches of the new places you are visiting. It has a feeling of old Europe. With all those gray clouds and water, are you reminded of your Bay Scenes you painted? Simplified with all those lovely shades of gray?
Nice to see you in that Warm ,dry yellow jacket.
When will summer sun ever get here?

PureChiro said...

It is very cosmpolitan here, isn't it. We have only recently moved here but are thrilled with our decision. The people are so friendly, the land is so beautiful! BTW, Love the picture at the top of your blog!

Carrie H. said...

Well, think of all the money you are saving on sunscreen......
I haveto believe it's going to get better. In the meantime, nice sketchs.

SamArtDog said...

There's charming local color in your sketches. Just because those clouds are gray, don't think you have to paint them that way. How abstract can you get? Get unreal, girl!

Celeste Bergin said...

It's been really gray here too so you aren't "missing" anything. Love the sketches!