Session #145, Work #146

 

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I love when a city provides not only a great pice of artwork to draw but a comfortable seat to view it from while you draw. We got to the city at 6pm, just enough time to catch some good light and long shadows.

 

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I only spent about 45 minutes on the drawing before my urge to explore the city took over. I was happy with the focus that I put into the drawing also.

 

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This amazing structure is a government building in the center of victoria. I wish I had a building like this close in seattle I could draw it for months.

 

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There are also totem poles all over Victoria. Its nice that they honor the original natives of the north west here.

 

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Through my long walk a found this great park. As I walked I was noticing all kinds of compositions that would make a great painting or drawing. If I lived in Victoria I would never run out of exciting things to paint.

 

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Some of the houses here were amazing, and as I walked I noticed that there were a lot of bed and breakfast places. I see a return trip to Victoria in our future.

 

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Alas, back to the ship. This was our last port before we retuned to Seattle. As I walked up to the ship I was wondering who was going to clean my room every night at home. Where was I going to get my 5 course meals from every day! What would I do without a 24 hour gourmet buffet?!?!

 

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I passed by this painting often while on the ship. This was an original, not a print. Actually, this whole staircase had an original painting on each deck. And every painting was of different versions of the Westerdam through the years. All of the paintings were well done.

 

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This painting was on the top observation deck. I thought the subject matter was great! And I’m glad that the person choosing this painting said, “I don’t care if their all on fire, its a great painting”!

 

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On deck 8 there were nothing but old master etching reproductions up and down the hallway on both sides. There had to be close to 300 prints just on this one deck.

 

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One last pic off our balcony as we sail for home.