Panoramic Paintings

 
I seem to see the world with a wide-screen view. Here are a few of my favorite watercolours painting with a horizontal emphasis.
 

The Arthur Laing Bridge

This bridge connects the city of Vancouver to Vancouver Airport. I drew it from a marina on an island in the Fraser River one evening after a pleasant day sailing. In the background are the North Shore mountains. watercolour (11 x 30 inches, $1100)
 

The Arthur Laing Bridge, watercolour (11 x 30 inches, $1100).

Brookman's

There used to be an old store at the corner of Gorge Road and Admiral’s Road, near Craigflower School. My friend and her husband operated the store and lived upstairs with their four sons. The original building has been preserved as part of a new housing development on the site. watercolour (10 x 28 Inches, $750).
 

Brookman’s, watercolour (10 x 28 Inches, $750).

Lou’s Auto Repair

This old-time gas station and auto repair shop was at the corner of Vancouver and Collinson and specialized in repairs to Volkswagen's. watercolour (8 x 20 inches, $650),
 
 
 

Lou’s Auto Repair watercolour (8 x 20 inches, $650)

Harpo’s Night Club

Harpo’s was a legend in Victoria’s Bastion Square. With great insight the booking agent brought us musical greats at the end of their careers and the most brilliant talent newly discovered, all in an intimate setting. On stage the night I painted this was Alejandro Escuveda and his hot Tex-Mex band. watercolour (11 1/2 x 30 inches $850).

Harpo’s Night Club, watercolour (11 1/2 x 30 inches $850).

The River Kwai at Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Sarah and I were traveling in rural Thailand in 1981, and went to visit the famous “River Kwai” town. After an afternoon nap we went for a walk as the sun set over the hills of Burma and arrived here - it was like waking to a marvelous dream. There is something timeless about the ferry taking people across to the other side. watercolour (11 x 30 inches, $725).
 

The River Kwai at Kanchanaburi, Thailand. watercolour (11 x 30 inches, $725).

The Christmas Concert.

The Glenlyon-Norfolk School Choir Christmas concert at Christ Church Cathedral was an annual event I always enjoyed. On a folded piece of watercolour paper I took in my pocket I drew the scene in the hour preceding the concert and painted it later at home. The “folding screen” format is a Japanese concept I really enjoy, and painting stands nicely on a bookshelf or piano. watercolour (7 1/2 x 30 inches, $650).
 

The Christmas Concert, watercolour (7 1/2 x 30 inches, $650).

The Foot of Cook Street

The waterfront at Dallas Road was a wonderful destination for an after-dinner walk when I lived near there. The Olympic Mountains are a brilliant ground to the wide expansive view of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. This image was used on the cover of Ken Rouche’s History of Fairfield. watercolour (9 x 21 inches, $650).
 

The Foot of Cook Street, watercolour (9 x 21 inches, $650).