Daily Deviation
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Vancouver Sunrise

By Laurazee
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Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40"

I’ve done variations on this scene before, which is what you see when you’re pulling into downtown Vancouver on the seabus. In this one, I decided consciously use more fiery reds and yellows and fewer blues and greens. I wanted the overall effect to be a bouquet of jewel-toned warmth: sapphire, emerald, ruby, and gold.

As much as I love Vancouver, it has more dull days than bright ones. You get a lot of mist and an unrelenting monochromatic sense of gray every day when you live in a coastal rainforest. Gray days in and gray days out.

This tribute says that after all the endless damp gray-gray-GRAY, when you finally get a bright day in Vancouver, it seems really, REALLY bright. When you wake up and see a clearing in the rain and feel the sun, it feels like all the Vitamin D in your body sits up and shouts, Booyah!

Update: A Daily D! Thank you, dA, and thank you to everyone who commented and :+fav:d. This made a tough week much, much better. I sure appreciate all of it. Thank you.
Image size
5000x5000px 2.88 MB
Shutter Speed
10/622 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2010, 3:58:40 AM
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what a fun colourful image
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Thank you! Vancouver rain and grey makes me yearn for colour sometimes.

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Thank you so much!

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A Bouquet of jewel-toned worth indeed! Love it! 
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Yep, if you live here long enough you get tired of the grey!

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way cool Laura!
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wonderfol ,bravo
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Very much it is delightful picture
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The colors are awesome!  The form is even better!  Love this!
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Great work! Ashtonishing!
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wow I just love these bright cheerful colours.
Brillant work Laurazee=)
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Your beautiful work has been FEATURED :heart:

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I used to live there, I wish Vancouver had more color ... anyway it's a great city and the painting looks very awesome!
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very cool..nice style
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I love this ! I is full of so much color and has a very positive feeling to it. I live on Vancouver island and knowing the city this painting shows off its personality :)
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