Sketch-It

Plein-air pen and wash on paper

Weather for Sketching Outdoor’s

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This afternoon the conditions were quite reasonable for sitting outside to make a sketch. It looked like all the people of Nanaimo had the same inkling as it was busy along the waterfront walkway; even the ice-cream store was open.

I settled in on a city bench facing the lighthouse bistro and out of the main thoroughfare. I like the shape, the setting and complexity this building. It is also approachable for drawing or photographing from  different directions on various docks around the harbour.

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This building is supported on a forest of timberpiles in the harbour and is surrounded by tugboats,  dragon boats and floatplanes. I have used it as a subject several times before and will probably (or certainly) use it again throughout the upcoming spring and summer.

Instead of colouring the ink drawing in a traditional manner reflecting the actual colours, I tried to take a more  graphic approach. It did this back in the studio, as it was still too cold for sitting down along the waterfront much longer than a half hour.

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Author: John Hofman

my email is jhofman@telus.net Website: johnhofman.wordpress.com

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