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Summer Art Challenge

Art&photos  copyright © Rosemary Hanna

View of the beach-R. HannaWest coast summer holidays and beach-inspired marine art!  Are you inspired by boats, sand, views, beach creatures, plus azure afternoons and sunset colors? If the kids want to try beach-painting at the park, LET’S BRING bring”beach” to the children.

The beach comes to the artistsTouch, feel, look, SMELL,  and paint!

Beach-inspired art

Family art and beach fun at my artist’s booth.

…and sunset colors too!


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Canada Day Art – Coquitlam BC

CANADA DAY ART SHOW & SALE July 1st 2014,  Coquitlam BC  at Evergreen Centre. Artwork  copyright © R.Hanna, with prize draws for adults and children! Coquitlam BC  Celebrates with Art, Music, Food, Family Fun, Beautiful displays Fireworks to CELEBRATE CANADA’S 147TH BIRTHDAY!

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PORT MOODY’S wooden ships and summer art

Ships of summers past – inspired by forest, engineered by artists,  wood takes to the sea in my  seasonal collection of beautiful watercraft, historic work and play vessels, some dating to the early 20th century. Next Post- tripping inland to 1800s and a Gold Rush past.

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– going by ferry to False Creek, Vancouver wooden boat festival , AugustImage

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BC’s famed historic Steamship “Master”

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“Deerleap”visiting Vancouver from California and Oregon

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View of “Freedom” – with a few splashes of good luck on the ferry from seagull-sam!

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– from huge false creek ships to tiny one-person craft

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ImageFunctional art, musical instruments, furniture designs: all illustrate the diverse talents of their local and North American creators.

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– and the music of summer sounds sweet at Port Moody’s celebration of wood summer festival

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West coast wilderness – North Vancouver spring

Capilano River cuts a deep pathway to the Pacific, foaming en route through millenial Douglas fir, western red cedar and hemlock forests. Rewards for the hiker in ancient wilderness remnants surrounded by north shore cities and suburbs!IMGP4636IMGP4633

Fairy Wilderness in spring, hiding under soft green of old man's beard.

Fairy Wilderness in spring, hiding under soft green of old man’s beard.

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Winter blues and greens!

…from Eagle’s flights announced loudly from high in the Doug Firs, to tiny shells hidden under middens of wave action pounding at low tide. Where have you found treasures along this coast shoreline?

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If you ever catch a glimpse of stark white (heads or tails) on a dark black heavy feathered body, while looking up through the fir branches, you might also listen for the Bald Eagle’s yodel cry “ee-eeee-ee-eee”. If you’re luckier still you may see baldies swooping low to swipe a fish on the wing. 

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Shell Studies in water color and pencil, or pastels and crayons, match up well with shell searches at low tide after the storms.

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