Ottawa Canada (Results)

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Ottawa Canada (Results)

Post by ManleyArt » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:54 pm

A day well spent participating in the 33rd World Wide SketchCrawl. It was cold with a light rain in Ottawa - Fellow SketchCrawler John Wright and I spent the afternoon sketching in and around the Canadian War Museum. As one of the Architects who worked on the War Museum during its construction it was great to spend the day appreciating the building this time as an artist.
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Just across the street from the Canadian War Museum is an old mill and power generating station that dates back to the time that Ottawa was a lumber town.
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The "Regeneration Hall" inside the War Museum is spectacular. Designed by award winning Architect Raymond Moriyama, the space is constructed of exposed structural steel and concrete, intentionally built off the orthagonal to instill a feeling of unease. The hall is reminiscent of the inside of the hull of a battleship. The sculptural figures are the original artist maquettes for the Vimy Memorial built in France in 1936 dedicated in memory of the Canadian soldiers killed in the First World War. These figures are haunting in their beauty. A must read for any one interested in the Vimy Memorial sculptures is Jane Urquhart's book "The Stone Carvers".
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Original artist's plaster maquette for the Vimy Memorial in France
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There is a path leading across the roof of the War Museum which provides spectacular vistas in all directions. The war Museum roof is a a green roof - in this sketch you can just make out the peak of the Peace Tower (Parliament Buildings) over the natural prarie grasses flowing across the museum roof. This sketch had to be done quickly to beat the impending rain and the closing of the museum rooftop path. Great end to a day made better with a pint on Preston Avenue!
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Putting the final touches on a day's worth of sketches!

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Re: Ottawa Canada (Results)

Post by CyberDave » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:47 am

Greg..

Wonderful exciting sketches.. loved them all. Great colours and great sketches.
Thanks for sharing these for with us and providing the explanations.
I have also checked out John's sketches on his blog page.
Looks like you had a good day.

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Re: Ottawa Canada (Results)

Post by Shreyas » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:58 am

Thanks for sharing these sketches! I really enjoyed the colors you've used. Very emotive!

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Re: Ottawa Canada (Results)

Post by Sophie Valenti » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:32 am

Such a beautiful Artwok in Ottawa ! BRAVO ! :clap:

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Re: Ottawa Canada (Results)

Post by Joan T » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:43 pm

Super sketches!!! Thanks for sharing these.

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