Plein-air pen and wash on paper

Spring into Action

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Sunday was a perfect day  to head out to one of my favourite spots such as Stone’s Marina;  a 10 minute ride on a bicycle from downtown Nanaimo. Unfortunately, the usual colorful work boats were not moored in their old locations; instead some sleek touring vessels were occupying the docks today.

So I opted to draw the Irish Bar with the red roofs. After lunch, there was enough time and energy left to start another sketch looking across the highway to what used to the other side of the gorge, that got filled in with coal mine tailings about a century ago. Anyways, a nice quite spot on a parking  lot along Steward Avenue that is abandoned on Sundays.

Pen and Ink drawing with  water colours on a 9″ x 12″ block of Fabriano paper.


Author: John Hofman

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