Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Smoke from the US fires. Dull sky but good visibility at ground level..............
It's like a warm-up at tennis. It clears my mind and I can focus on the essentials.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Tall grass, cedar rail fence and a close encounter with the sea. All things a painter can find at Cattle Point on Vancouver Island's great little city of Victoria. An artist can go crazy here. Paint, paint, paint - it's all possible!
Monday, August 10, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
languishing on the rocks at McNeil Bay these tipsy chairs are quite an attraction - nobody steals them 'cos they're rickety. I'm not a rough painter - more of an impressionist but this scene calls for a version a la concrét.
Sunday, July 05, 2020
Saturday, July 04, 2020
Victoria BC -- Holland Point Park above the sea - spread yourselves a blanky and relax amongst the wildflowers like this young couple.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
I did it cos I thought my regular work was getting no attention - plain, boring.
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Friday, June 26, 2020
This is Victoria's new bridge which replaces the old Johnson Street Blue Bridge. My plein air outing took place in perfect weather, I had my Van Gogh wide brim straw hat and sunscreen, a long sleeve shirt and shorts. Wow. Lookout Clint Eastwood!
I painted the new bridge from a spot on Centennial Park (not to be confused with Centennial SQUARE). Google it, it is in Victoria BC.
How do I feel painting in the open air? Rejuvenated, fulfilled. What I am placed on this earth for. The only game in town. Setting up the easel is a ritual performance in a very good way. Onlookers don't bother me, as long as you keep the covid-19 distance and don't distract me from the work. What wonderful work painting is.