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White Jacket

White Jacket

This watercolour is based on an online concert by the Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin, who typically wears a white jacket when performing ...
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Back Lane

Back Lane

This view shows my studio and our back gate on the lane behind the property ...
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Driftwood

Driftwood

Recently I have been depicting scenes of driftwood piled up along the shores of the Sunshine Coast, using conte on laid paper to build up areas of varied tone while avoiding outlines around the shapes. This technique gives a glimmering, ghostlike effect ...
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Forest Scene

Forest Scene

This forest scene near Roberts Creek is painted in black and white gouache on paper prepared with quinacridone gold acrylic paint ...
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Sculpture in Van Dusen Gardens

Sculpture in Van Dusen Gardens

Chris Booth's sculpture at the west end of Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver is called "Transformation Plant" and consists of a ring of stone slabs propped up by wood supports. As the wood rots, the slabs will gradually subside over several decades. Meanwhile the young tree planted in the centre ...
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Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee

Two people sitting at nearby tables at Granville Island Public Market, sketched from the balcony ...
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Dionisio Park Sandstone

Sandstone Galleries

The sandstone rocks on the shores of the Gulf Islands are eroded into wave-like forms, and also pitted with irregular holes. These natural sculptures offer an intriguing artistic subject, which I have explored with black conte pencils on student grade watercolour paper--not the best for painting, but great as a surface ...
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Endgame 2

Chess Endgames

The game of chess has plenty of visual drama, perhaps most of all when it reaches the endgame. The field is cleared for the final contest, but stalemate is always possible if a king is cornered and cannot move without putting itself in check. These two pictures show two of ...
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