Little Qualicum Falls on Vancouver Island provided a lot of inspiration, especially the three pools – one was all shimmery sea green water and sun light, one black and deep and the other palest clear green with bluish stones in its depths.
The ‘three pools’ on two pages of my sketch book; crayon and gouache.
Focus on the sunlit water (acrylic).
The three pools in one image; ink, oil pastel and watercolour on paper.The ‘three pools’ in watercolour, crayon and acrylic.Another sketch showing the 3 pools together with a waterfall on the side.The Three Pools at Qualicum Falls, 22″ x 30″, mixed-media on paper.Painting of the Qualicum Falls with a waterfall and the three pools at the bottom. (11″ x 48″, acrylic, spackling, pencil & oil pastel on masonite with folded watercolour paper).
Another sketch – this one I was thinking of using lights and rippling glass but I think I might do up a much simpler version with aluminum foil. This is what remains of the ‘three pools’ after 23 years and various log jams that have changed the course of the water and caused that particular waterfall at the side to disappear. I have run this image through the photo app Sketch Guru Gouache.For some reason I didn’t actually take any photos at the time, which is dated in my sketchbook as 4:00, September ’94. See how the three pools had changed by September 2017.