One of my favourite things to do this summer is to get on my paddleboard with my sketch bag and find a spot to draw and paint. The lake was really busy this summer so to "rodeo" paddle to a quiet spot was certainly inviting. In the top sketch I chose to ignore the big tree with it's roots up as I wanted the water marker to be the focal point. The sketch below is of the quiet spot in the rocks away from the huge boat waves and all the activity. My board shone beautifully in the bright sun. #sketchbookfun #MaraLakeBC, #makingownlakefun #urbansketching
One of my favourite summer fun things to do is to paddle to the Hyde Mountain Golf Course docks on Mara Lake, B.C. It makes a wonderful reprieve from the waves and a peaceful place to swim. Sketching from the bouncy dock and not worrying about the final picture. The one above was drawn with an Elegant Writer (felt pen) and then used a brush with water. The sketch below is another view painted during an afternoon of boating and swimming with my husband. We were beside a waterski course.
My friend Karen H. kayaked and I paddleboarded with sketchbook, puzzle book, cold beers and snacks packed and headed to one of my favourite spots. Thanks for taking the photo Karen.
This is one of my favourite spots on Mara Lake to paddle to and then sit under shady trees and sketch. It not only provides me with healthy exercise on my paddleboard but calms me in and out. This view has been sketched multiple times throughout the summer with the lake and rocks at different levels, so the view is ever changing. You can see the change in water level by how much of the lake is under the fallen tree roots in each sketch.
This is the art display wall in the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, Sicamous B.C. branch. My paintings are on display through the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club for the month of September. Let me know if you get a chance to check it out. #paintingmakesmehappy #paintinglife #canadianartist #karenoliversfineart #colourfulartwork #paintingsforsale
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
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