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Last installment from my February Vancouver Walkabout

This is a view of one of the many marinas in and around Coal Harbour, with a cityscape for good measure.

Waiting
Waiting

Vancouver Shoreline – Coal Harbour

End of day. I had to work almost out of a silhouette in the photograph. Sometimes, the light has to come from your heart.

Vancouver Shoreline Coal Harbour
Vancouver Shoreline Coal Harbour

Here’s a detail from the painting:

Vancouver Shoreline Coal Harbour Detail
Vancouver Shoreline Coal Harbour Detail

Here’s the reference shot for the painting:

Vancouver Shoreline Coal Harbour - SOURCE
Vancouver Shoreline Coal Harbour – SOURCE

A bit of light after a long overcast day?

So, mid-afternoon, and the Sun decides to wink at Vancouver.

This view is from the Westin Bayshore’s Conference Center’s Mezzanine level.

Vancouver Overcast Afternoon
Vancouver Overcast Afternoon

Here’s a detail from the painting:

Vancouver Overcast Afternoon - Detail
Vancouver Overcast Afternoon – Detail

Below is the reference shot for the painting:

Vancouver Overcast Afternoon - SOURCE
Vancouver Overcast Afternoon – SOURCE

 

 

Moored Boats, take 2, Vancouver 2014

Light at dusk has a very special character. You only have to be there and open your eyes.

For this kind of painting, I always frame my source photographs with the end result in mind. If what I see in the viewfinder works, I can forego cropping and focus on light and colour.

Moored Boats Coal Harbour, at dusk
Moored Boats Coal Harbour, at dusk

Here’s a detail from the painting:

Moored Boats Coal Harbour, at dusk, Detail
Moored Boats Coal Harbour, at dusk, Detail

Finally, my source photograph:

Moored Boats Coal Harbour, at dusk, SOURCE
Moored Boats Coal Harbour, at dusk, SOURCE

 

 

Moored Boats at Dusk, Vancouver, February 2014

Another dusk image. I was starting to feel the light going. But this is such a magical hour!

 

Moored at Dusk
Moored at Dusk

Here’s a detail from the painting:

Moored at Dusk - Detail
Moored at Dusk – Detail

Original shot used as reference:

Moored at Dusk-SOURCE
Moored at Dusk-SOURCE

 

 

Dusk at Coal Harbour, Vancouver

One more in my latest adventures in Vancouver, February 2014. Water was so still, I had to jump up and down to make ripples. Well, if you believe this, I have a big statue for sale near New York ;o)

 

Dusk at Coal Harbour
Dusk at Coal Harbour

Here’s a detail from the original painting:

Dusk at Coal Harbour - Detail
Dusk at Coal Harbour – Detail

And, finally, the source image I used as reference:

Dusk at Coal Harbour-SOURCE
Dusk at Coal Harbour-SOURCE

 

 

Fourth one in my latest Vancouver series

This is one of my favourites. This view from the promenade is just too good to pass up. The end of day was fast approaching and I had precious little daytime left. I wish I had some time, and commissioned work, to explore Vancouver and do some real image hunting.

Coal Harbour Marina
Coal Harbour Marina

 

A detail from the painting:

Coal Harbour Marina Detail
Coal Harbour Marina Detail

The shot I used as source:

Coal Harbour Marina - SOURCE
Coal Harbour Marina – SOURCE

 

 

Third painting – Vancouver February Skies

This view is from the Westin Bayshore Conference Center mezzanine. I couldn’t find anything accessible higher up, plus, I did not have time on my side to explore. The dramatic skies are what made this view for me.

Coal Harbour in February
Coal Harbour in February

 

A detail from the painting:

Coal Harbour in February - Detail
Coal Harbour in February – Detail

The source shot:

Coal Harbour in February - SOURCE
Coal Harbour in February – SOURCE

 

Second installment, Vancouver, February 2014

Cities by the sea all have huge waterfronts in common. The people may be different, the feeling is very much the same. The Ocean takes precedence. And I only see a tiny part of it! For me, as a visual artist, it is an opportunity to capture cityscapes right from where I’m standing ;o)

Cityscape Coal Harbour
Cityscape Coal Harbour

 

Detail from my painting:

Cityscape Coal Harbour detail
Cityscape Coal Harbour detail

 

Original image I used as source material:

Cityscape Coal Harbour Source
Cityscape Coal Harbour Source

 

 

First in a new series of paintings from my last Vancouver stint

This has to be my favourite image from my last stay in Vancouver, this February. The often overcast skies in Vancouver allow for a full exploration of colours and textures, without having to worry, or account for, the high contrast zones when the Sun is out in full force.

Bach Loving Bird
Bach Loving Bird

Detail from my digital painting.

Bach Loving Bird Detail
Bach Loving Bird Detail

Below is the original shot I based my painting on.

Bach Loving Bird Source Image
Bach Loving Bird Source Image