Saturday, February 6, 2016

Drawing Challenge: Sixes and Sevens

It's all sixes and sevens here while I rush about getting ready for my solo show opening on the 29th!

Our lovely, creative Nadine is this week's Drawing Challenge host. She has a beautiful blog where you will find more artists impressions of sixes and sevens. Click on the pinks to go there!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Drawing Challenge: Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing)

Life on Vancouver Island includes protests to save our old growth forests. 

Veronica Roth, who also spends time in the forests of BC, is this week's Drawing Challenge host. Click here to get to Veronica's blog to view forests from artists from around the world.

Have a great week everyone. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Drawing Challenge: Reef

Vancouver Island is renowned for its variety of natural diving spots. You can choose to dive by the cliffs in Nanaimo or go north towards Comox. Or south all the way down to Victoria/Sydney area.

Over the years the Artifical Reef Society of British Columbia has introduced artificial reefs into the waters. They are created by sinking old ships and aircraft. Here's the link to see the reefs and the sinking of ships. Very interesting. YouTube has quite a few videos of ships being sunk.

I don't ever (never ever) plan to dive into the ocean to see these reefs myself but I can imagine how rusty everything becomes from the salty waters. This is my ode to the ships, the divers and to those who create artificial reefs.


Thank you Katrin for this Drawing Challenge. Go to Katrin's wonderful blog. You'll see what the other artists did for this week's challenge.

Have a great week everyone. I'll be in my studio painting, painting, painting for my upcoming shows in March.

Here's another link to diving in Nanaimo, BC.