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Vancouver Marine Arts and Design


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CELEBRATE OCEANS

 

 

East Pacific teal to Carribean blue, beautiful North American salt waters and shorelines inspire art and play! Celebrate World Oceans Day every day with TLC.

Oceans for frolicking kids, calm smooth waters, lazy west coast sea otters, fishing boats named for the sea, still blue nights at the beach.

 

 

 

 

Oceans for: family seaside get-togethers, pouty northern fishes, sleek dolphins, Vancouver Island rough waters and winter storms, and Bald Eagle lookouts.

 

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Dramatic Waterfront

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December ushered in a fresh dose of stormy weather, following November’s sharp, clear snapping cold (unusual for balmy Vancouver).

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Weather shifts make dramatic skies, intense sea-lighting effects below the ever dramatic coast and mountain/skyscraper backdrop.IMGP9674

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ART! VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM

VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM ART INVITE!  

WE’LL TRY SALT MIST SEASONS PAINTING TECHNIQUES AT THE MUSEUM’S TK GALLERY:

  • Follow M.V. SALT MIST through seasons & marinescapes, from Vancouver & southern Gulf Islands up BC’s inner coast.

http://vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/salt-mist-seasons

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This exhibition invites visitors to embark on a self-guided south-to-north coastal sea voyage: highlighting ships, salty glimpses into local histories, and hidden anchorages. 

MV Salt Mist (ex-Kagome), centerpiece of this exhibit, was among the swiftest of night vessels plying straits southbound with her cargos of contraband liquor. Explore BC’s coast from the southern Gulf Islands to Discovery Passage and North.

Marine artwork in this exhibit captures the imagined moods of coastal history, inspired by early mariners, shipbuilders and those who love the music of the waves.


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MARINE ART AT VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM

Vancouver Maritime Museum:  SALT MIST SEASONS   1A-WEB-SALT MIST-JPGMARINE ART EXHIBITION             1905 Ogden Ave. Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC

TK Gallery  Marine Art 48°- 51° N Latitudes http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/salt-mist-seasons  Southern Islands, to Vancouver and Howe Sound (featured below with milky turquoise seas and Squamish winds).

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Paintings and Photos of BC Vessels & Coast at VMM

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March: sun and rain days

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Mystery Flower on rock, Bloedel Conservatory

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Rainbow over the cityscape – Indoors or outdoors, March sun and rain days offer gorgeous Vancouver vistas near the shore.

 

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Rain or shine, the weather’s always fine in my house!


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Stanley Park’s seawall in winter blues and greens

On Stanley Park’s Seawall there’s more than meets the eye, 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. From art inspired by beaches, to bike and walking lanes sporting new red paint separations. Where have you found treasures along this coast shoreline? For more fun info about the Kitsilano Beach side of the seawall visit the seawallchronicles video at  http://insidevancouver.strutta.com/entries/10263

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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 along the Stanley Park west side seawall, 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. Next post: heron sightings!

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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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Stanley Park in winter after wind and wave sweeping high tides last month, when part of the seawall was uprooted, trees, rock wall and all.