This past week’s location for Urban Sketching: Rock Bay, Victoria BC.
When I heard that or local urban sketching group was heading to a heritage/industrial district I knew that is be aiming for buildings, not people or flowers. I arrived around 10:30 a.m. on a sunny Saturday and remembered that I didn’t apply sunblock, oh well, sketching on the edge!
I plunked my tiny tripod stool down on the side of the intersection of Store and Pembroke Streets. I hoped my pink baseball hat would make me visible to the dump trucks and commercial vehicles going by.
British Columbia is a very young place in terms of (white man’s) history and the kind of man-made structures that survive many generations.
They say that in England 125 years ago was just like yesterday, where in BC 125 kilometres is a pleasant drive. Space? We have loads by European standards.
The Victoria area was colonized in & around 1850. So any building still standing from this time frame is REALLY old.
The Rock Bay area is very close to the harbour of Victoria and began as & has continued to be an industrial area. This unfortunately has resulted in alot of environmental contamination. They have been working for years to remediate land here.
8 Replies to “Urban Sketching : Rock Bay Heritage”
Wow, that is fabulous!! great job!! visiting from Sunday Sketches this afternoon. Have a great week!
wow so good!
Wonderful! You are so good at sketching and painting al fresco. Whether it’s sunny or not, I always seem to spend too much time faffing trying to get myself comfortable than drawing!
Wow! Perspective can be tricky and yours is spot on! Lovely work! Interesting about the history of the place too.
I was amazed at all of the details you had in your sketch. It is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us.
First off, my apologies for taking so long to visit everyone this week. Secondly, thank you for joining Sunday Sketches and I do hope you return each week. Your work is absolutely wonderful and inspiring. I enjoyed seeing the photo you used to create your piece. Wonderful work! 🙂