Tag Archives: Canada

Day 3 of Abbey Sketch Trip

Right after breakfast I headed out to the viewpoint which overlooks the Fraser river. I again used Marc Taro Holms’ wet in wet “charging in” technique (see previous, Day 2, post about the sunset). Walking back from the viewpoint, I … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Abbey sketch retreat

Day 1 Monday, Sept 11, 2017; travel to the Abbey Day 2, Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017; first full day at Abbey A group of 4 sketchers made a “sketching retreat” to Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC, Canada. That’s a little … Continue reading

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Days 8 & 9 homeward bound

Monday, 3 October, was our last day in Alberta.  After we checked out of the hotel, we went for a ride on the Lake Louise Gondola.  At first, I didn’t want to go as I thought it would be so … Continue reading

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Day 7: Takakaw falls

Day 7: Day trip to Takakaw  falls. No sketches again today, just photos. On the way, we stopped at the Spiral Tunnels view point.  “As trains snake their way up to the Kicking Horse Pass and the continental divide, they … Continue reading

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Day 6: Back to Banff

It’s 1 October. Himself wasn’t interested in doing much that day.  He was happy to stay in the room to read and listen to podcasts. I decided to go back to Banff to do some sketching.  First, I walked through … Continue reading

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Day 5: Icefield Parkway

This is day five, 30 September. We took Highway 93, the Icefield Parkway, to the Athabasca Glacier Forefield. It is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage, which includes 4 national and 2 provincial parks.  We took many … Continue reading

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Day 4: day trip to Banff

We drove the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Banff.  We took several scenic turn outs.  I did a sketch at the Castle Cliffs. Our first stop just outside of Banff was the Cave and Basin hot springs, which was Canada’s … Continue reading

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Day 4: Lake Louise

We arrived at Lake Louise on Tuesday night.  First thing the next morning, we we went out to Lake Louise and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.  Impressively large hotel but a rather plain facade. Himself walked as far as he … Continue reading

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