Plein-air pen and wash on paper

Labour Day Sketching

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This morning we joined the Plein Air Nanaimo outdoor sketching group at the yacht-club for the second time this season at this location, as it was anticipated that the parks would be over crowded.

It was busy there as well, but we settled down anyways and started ‘labouring’.

View of the Maffeo-sutton park at the end of the seawall with some apartment buildings in the background. The tide is going out, which made for a convenient “lead-in” for my picture.

In the afternoon I decided to find a spot at the Swy-A-Lana Lagoon park to make a sketch of the lighthouse bistro.

7×10” sketch book.

This time I remembered to photograph the pen drawing before starting with the watercolours.

Drawing with my favorite fountain pen, TWSBI ECO, using platinum carbon waterproof ink.

Author: John Hofman

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