Paddle board sketching
During this period of isolation I have tried to put something in my sketchbook everyday. My favourite past time is to go out on my stand up paddle board on Mara Lake with my sketch book packed. I pull over on to the shore and see what I can sketch. My travel gear is a drawing sketchbook (not water colour paper), pen, pencil, eraser, water colour travel palette and micron pen. This peaceful time is so great and it feels like time is standing still, a real reprieve from everything going on. These sketches are usually not shared and are meant to capture a moment in time for me. They are a reminder of the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of that moment.
My husband Gord joined up with our neighbours Chris and Bruce and their friends Elaine, Jean, Ken and Gus in Revelstoke as they continued on their pedal bike trip. I drove on and painted at the Arrow Provincial Park while they rode to the Shelter Bay Ferry and we all went on the ferry. It felt like speed painting as I was not sure how much time I had. It was a beautiful morning and the light was quickly changing on the mountains.
Oil on canvas, 16" x 20" en plein aire (on location), For Sale
After the ferry ride, I drove and parked beside the highway with a stunning view of Upper Arrow Lake. I painted here until I saw the first rider pass by and then packed up and met the gang in Nakusp.
Upper Arrow Lake
16" x 20" Oil on canvas, en plein aire (on location).
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