In order to meet my fundraising goal of $350 for Team Diabetes, I have decided to give myself a challenge and try sell original watercolor postcards for donations. All of the postcards are drawn on-site, as I wanted to keep the challenge as authentic as possible. The subject for each postcard is of places of interest around Toronto.

This is postcard #14 – Steam Whistle Brewing @ The Roundhouse.

Originally this was not my choice of subject. I was going for the John Street Roundhouse, which is a preserved locomotive roundhouse home to the Toronto Railway Museum at the Roundhouse park. They have a collection of trains positioned around the park, and I was drawing one of the featured train with the Roundhouse as the background.

But since I only have a couple hours after work to get to the location and sketch before the sun goes down, I only managed to finish sketching half of the train. When I went back for a second session another day, I realized something was off. The featured train doesn’t look like the one I was drawing before, and then I realized that the park actually rotates the trains around, so it has a different configuration every day. The train I was drawing was no where to be found.

Not to waste precious hours before the sun sets, the Steam Whistle Brewing tower with the featured railroad alert sign is what I have decided to draw instead.

255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9

Steam Whistle – Toronto Roundhouse Park

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