Watercolour, crayon and marker
©2016 Charlene Brown
As you may know, Ottawa is nowhere near the Bow River and is actually situated on the Ottawa River…
The Bow is in the Rockies and carries traces of all the glacier-fed lakes that flow into it, whereas the Ottawa is just sort of river-coloured, so I bumped it up – hence the name, ‘Ottawa on the Bow.’
I didn’t have any pictures that included all three of the (in my opinion) most paintable buildings in Ottawa – the National Gallery, the Chateau Laurier – and the Parliamentary Library, so I used this Google Streetview from Gatineau, on the Quebec side of the river.