December 5, 2012

Vancouver in two-and-a-half days

I had some credit with American Airlines and I had to use it before the end of the year. What better way to cash it in than by taking a short trip to Vancouver BC? I knew it would be rainy, but since when does coldish and wet weather dampen my enthusiasms? Since never.
Here are some sketches I made. More on my blog.

Our first afternoon we headed down to the waterfront. As rain and night began to fall, we tucked into the bar at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel. They were having a blue Christmas.
Vancouver: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel bar
The fabulous Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia has a world-class collection. Their First Nations exhibits were awe-inspiring. And they are all indoors. Rain? Who cares?
Vancouver: UBC Museum of Anthropology
Another good rainy day spot was the Public Market on Granville Island. There there were lots of enclosed spaces and lots of good things to eat and drink. While sketching. I did.
Vancouver: Granville Island Public Market montage
Vancouver: Granville Island Public Market, mother and daughter
I aim to be back on a much more regular basis here in 2013. Happy New Year, if I don't see you before then!


Dailysketches said...

These are wonderful! I am especially intrigued by the way you
made the whipped cream look so appealing!

kane said...

Brilliant hot chocolate. Best drawing I've seen in a long time.

Sharon Frost said...

Lovely drawings!

Laureline said...

Well, thanks so much, Sharon, Tommy, and Daily Sketches! I'm infatuated with that toned paper.

Marcia Milner-Brage said...

Do tell--how did you get that froth of whipped cream to look so appealing and devine?

Laureline said...

Acrylic ink mixed with a bit of yellow oxide watercolor!

VHein said...

Well, it does just jump off the page! Love them all, Laura--especially that blue Christmas.