I ended up spending over five hours at Pearson airport in Toronto before starting the first leg of the journey back to Sydney. Lots of time to sketch!
Friday, 26 August 2016
This is the memorial park in Powassan. The local people who lost their life in both world wars and Korea are memorialised here.
I sketched here the morning before leaving Canada. It's been a very warm summer!
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
It's been a hot, dry summer but after three weeks at home, the rain arrived. I sketched the living room due to inclement weather preventing me getting out. My father did not want to be in the sketch so I did him quickly while he was reading, then worked on the rest of the room.
Saturday, 20 August 2016
The Lions Park is a recreational area in our town. It includes a large area for ice skating and hockey, baseball diamond, tennis court, playground and outdoor pool. I sketched the pool from a hill overlooking it. It was a hot day but there weren't that many kids enjoying it.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
I have known this cottage for most of my life, first belonging to my aunts and now my cousins. It is one of the original summer cottages, now many have been torn down and year round homes built. It's on Trout Lake, one of two lakes in North Bay. Trout Lake is the smaller lake and historically was part of the fur trading route in early settlement.
The city of North Bay obtains drinking water from this source.
Saturday, 13 August 2016
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
This is the trestle railway bridge in town. To my right is a lovely creek in a deep ravine. Through the rusty girders you can see a few businesses on the other side.
This building used to be the carriage house for the local doctor RH Dillane. His son was also a doctor and practised here when I was a child.
Saturday, 6 August 2016
It's always good to hang around home and sketch a very familiar environment. I've been drawing the views from doors but the above sketch is of our side door, the most used entrance and exit. The white door is screened and we would slam it coming in, our mother yelling, don't slam the door.
This is a view of part of my parent's garden from the back deck. I am fond of the White Pines in a neighbour's yard on right side of sketch.
I sat on the front step to sketch this one, looking up the street. There was a bit of work going on, a digger was involved but was too quick to be sketched. The United church is at the top of the street and that green building used to be where the local paper was published.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
I am visiting my home town of Powassan, Ontario and these are scenes of it's Main Street. I am using a perspective technique which is more like we actually see a wide angle. It's kind of a fish- eye view. I think the third sketch down most dramatically shows this technique.
The sketch above is the United church. building next door is a restaurant and home behind.