Al Frescoes Plein Air Paint Out, Chinatown

Victoria BC Canada on September 29, 2006

Some of us painted this scene

Our location is in a car park off Fisgard Street, the ancient building itself actually faces onto Government Street.
Locals know about this gem and we think it would be a pity if this old ramshackle building were to be demolished,
it is part of our history and is indeed the oldest chinatown in Canada! Not only that, it makes a fine subject to paint.

The artists present this sunny morning were Peter Crowe, Pat Fraser, Vicki Postl, Delia Sansom and Ron Wilson.

Peter behind his car - a garbage truck stopped next to him.

He kept painting until the garbage containers were cranked loudly into the truck, sending him running!

What a devoted artist - it gave us a good chuckle too...

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Should you wish to paint out with the Al Frescoes Plein Air Painters of Victoria BC please send an email to
We have no formal regulations and individual artists and members of other art clubs are welcome
to paint with us in various locations of Greater Victoria BC on Friday mornings.

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