Thursday, December 19, 2019

Steveston's Christmas doors

Have you ever seen those posters of doors from around the world?

With their complementary or monochromatic colors, similar or contrasting construction, modern or traditional materials, unadorned or heavily ornamented presentation, they are a feast to the eyes. When stitched together, they present a stunning canvas that surpasses the beauty of each individual door. I can stare at them endlessly.

Perhaps someday I can develop a collage of various front doors in my neighborhood. It would be fun just to see what the result would look like.

For now, and in keeping with the holiday season, let me leave you with some of the Christmas doors I have walked past in the past few weeks. May they get you in the mood for the fun festivities ahead!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Drawing Steveston houses

This older house of 50+ years is commonly referred to as a Steveston Special. Having been updated by a series of owners, it still holds a lot of charm. Flowers in terracotta pots and a flowerbed also add to its curb appeal.