Category Archives: Cityscapes illustrations

Impressionistic renderings of cityscapes, monuments, streets, houses, etc.

Wed. Aug. 25 2010 – Stairs of Montreal

In the ongoing series of Montreal images, this one’s all about the brick construction and straight stairs. A typical view in the greater Montreal area.

Straight Stairs 600 x 400
Straight Stairs 600 x 400
Straight Stairs Detail
Straight Stairs Detail

Tuesday Aug. 24 2010 – Brown Balcony

This image is from my Montreal collection of images.

Brown Balcony 400 x 600
Brown Balcony 400 x 600
Brown Balcony Detail
Brown Balcony Detail

Friday Aug. 20 2010 – Phoenix Rising

Another one of my “Nature Overcomes Man” images. Stumps grow shoots and start over. Wonderful visual of life overcoming cement. I hope you like it.

Phoenix Rising 600 x 400
Phoenix Rising 600 x 400

 

Phoenix Rising Detail
Phoenix Rising Detail

Thur. Aug. 19 2010 – Mexican Hacienda Courtyard

Today’s image is from an inner courtyard, in a Mexican hacienda. The crossed paths, with the cross in the background, were just too inviting for me to resist. As usual, both 600 x 400 and detail jpegs below. Thanks for visiting.

The Double Cross 600 x 404
Double Cross 600 x 404
Double Cross Detail
Double Cross Detail

Wed. Aug. 18 2010 – Another Plateau Image

Another nice and colourful housefront on the Plateau Mont-Royal, in Montreal. There’s the usual 600 x 400 jpeg and detail below.

Red And Green 600 x 400
Red And Green 600 x400

 

Red And Green Detail
Red And Green Detail

Tuesday Aug 17, Image from the 2010 Montreal Jazz Festival

Every year in July the Montreal Jazz Festival attracts musicians and music lovers from around the world. This image is from the Place des Arts set where strollers can stop and rest a bit before the next show.

Jazzfest Rest Area 600 x 400
Jazzfest Rest Area 600 x 400
Jazzfest Rest Area Detail
Jazzfest Rest Area Detail

Monday Aug 16 2010 – Roots Universe

I’m fascinated by the unseen, the places and spots we go by without a thought that contain full Universes if you only stop and look – or stop and listen?.

This roots network was at the foot of a tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. I’m simply amplifying through color (and strokes) what is always there for the observer to see. I never tire of looking at this type of visual.

It isn’t as impressive as a sunset or some great garden somewhere, but, in its own granularity, it is just as rich and deep as any vista. I hope you like it. As usual, thumbnail accesses a 600 x 400 jpeg.

Roots 600 x 400
Roots network 600 x 400
Roots Detail
Roots Detail

Monday August 9 2010 – Fairy Godmother House

Who knew the Fairy Godmother lived in Montreal? Thumbnail accesses a jpeg, as usual.

Fairy Godmother House 360 x 720
Fairy Godmother House 360 x 720
Fairy Godmother Detail
Fairy Godmother Detail

Friday August 6 2010 – Mexican Image

One of my favourite spots, at Hacienda Galindo, in Mexico’s San Juan del Rio, is so wonderfully inspiring and calm, I wish I could work on my images sitting there, in that lovely terrace, with a pitcher of horchata. Hmmmm!

Again, thumbnail accesses a 400 by 600 pixels jpeg. Thanks!

Quiet Place at Hacienda Galindo
Quiet Place at Hacienda Galindo 400 x 600

Thursday August 5 2010 – Scooter image

This one’s a bit different. It’s still a Plateau Mont-Royal image, a back-alley actually, but the subject is a scooter I chanced upon in my explorations of my neighborhood’s spaces. I just liked how someone used a small area as a parking spot. Perfect for such a small vehicle. Thumbnail below accesses a 400 x 600 jpeg.

Scooter Parking 400 x 600
Scooter Parking 400 x 600