Plein Air art show, found while walking

September 23, 2015

The tumbleweeds may have invaded this space lately.

That’s the thing about me and this blog. It’s a sort of no pressure, no worry, post when I feel like it or when I have something to say sort of space.

And, while I do miss it, it seems a little unfair to me to have all you lovely friends reading and commenting, and not having the time myself to comment back and pop by yours.

So tumbleweeds.

There’s still a bit of craziness happening round here and we are trying to finish projects here in the Vancouver house before R leaves for England, but there’s always time to head down to the river for a walk.

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And that’s exactly what we did on this beautiful, warm Tuesday.
We headed down to the little heritage fishing village in Steveston for a lovely bit of lazy sunshine and some fish and chips for lunch.

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And just as we got to the little village, we saw this:

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And at the docks…

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We saw this!

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Everywhere late summer was still chirping along.

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And loads of artists found their perfect place there.

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Some brought their helpers.

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And then, in one of the large shipyard buildings…

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There was an art show showing the work of more than 50 artists.

Such a diverse collection.

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We walked around the paintings and admired all the different techniques.

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Now, while the paintings were already judged and awarded prizes, there was a chance for the public to vote for a favourite, which will award the artist $300.

After a good look, I chose to vote for this one. I loved it. It’s a reverse painting on a sheet of glass in an old window. I can’t even imagine what the starting point of a reverse glass painting should be.

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A plein air art show. How lucky we were to come across this lovely collection in this lovely place.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Patricia A. McGoldrick September 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    So beautiful! I like that glass one, as well. Also, drawn to the little purple wildflowers. 🙂

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks September 24, 2015 at 4:10 am

    I agree with your voting choice!

  • Reply daryledelstein September 24, 2015 at 5:58 am

    what a wonderful find … and while i havent seen all the entries i trust your artistic judgement … i am voting for that one too!!!

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson September 25, 2015 at 6:38 am

    What a wonderful surprise! A plein air art show must have been the highlight of what looks to be a perfect day!

  • Reply Jo September 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    What a lovely surprise in a lovely spot.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm September 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Hey V .. I loved your warm Tuesday walk. Such a wonderful place .. Handsome pooch too. And that art, sure is diverse. Lovely post Miss ?

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