Vanier Park, in front of the maritime museum. There is a little bit of magic in this area for me after having viewed the fireworks from here in our first year in Vancouver and then having had a picnic here when the tall ships were in town. The drawing for ‘Kitsilano” was completed on the day of my demonstration for the Vancouver Sketch Club and I had been hard pressed that evening to make my final decision on what to demonstrate. The choice not to work on this piece in front of an audience was due to the awkwardness of the composition which needed a fair amount of attention to make it work. The movement of the water in the front of the painting was key to making the eye flow easily back into the painting and beyond the little bit of land which threatens to lead the eye off to the left and to keep you separated from the rear of the painting.