Studio 365: Day 328

The Chief

Stawamus Chief Acrylic and Plaster 78″ x 64″

Since I have not been in the studio today, and in follow up to yesterday’s Lascaux Cave, I thought I would post this painting from a few years back of the magnificent face of the Stawamus Chief in the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park in Squamish BC. Although on a different scale to the Lascaux Cave, the technique once again used a combination of Polyfilla and paint, this time acrylic rather than watercolour.

The Chief

There are three hiking trails on the Chief that take you to three different peaks where the view from each across Howe Sound simply takes your breath away.

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With the new Sea to Sky Gondola however now it is possible to experience the same views with a little less effort, but definately with a lot less sense of achievement.

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Here you can see the three peaks of the Chief viewed from the gondola on the way down to earth.

Studio 365: Day 326

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The studio is mobile this weekend so here is a photo trio of today’s early morning sky…

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…courtesy of a little experimental manipulation with Photoshop Elements.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio


“What comes in threes?” Cheri asks for this weeks Photo Challenge: Trio.

Answer: Three of this morning’s street re-paving crew on our block.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory

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Victory Square, Vancouver 18.11.15

One week ago today this square was filled with many thousands attending the 95th Annual Remembrance Day Service…

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Two days later war came again to the streets of Paris and sadly another date must now be added to an ever-growing list of days of remembrance:

  • September 11, 2001 – New York
  • July 7, 2005 – London
  • November 26, 2008 – Mumbai
  • September 21, 2013 – Nairobi
  • January 7, 2015 – Paris
  • October 31, 2015 – Sinai
  • November 12, 2015 – Beirut
  • November 13, 2015 – Paris

…and too many more.

We will remember…We must Remember