Sunday, January 08, 2017

"Pensive" under 6x8 inches

Moments of my immediate family who are unaware that they're being observed are special - obviously I share the finished painting with them so's they are party to it being displayed. These days I have taken to truncate my images for the sake of simplicity and visual impact.

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Friday, January 06, 2017

"Soda pop" oil 5 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches

Yes I used my own colours but the whole feel of my image is much like the works of Malcolm Liepke and Milt Kobayashi who were one-time colleagues with similar styles. Google their works.

Liepke is a fan of John Singer Sargent and Diego Velasquez - snaP! So is Wilson!

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

"Pecking Order" Test

Who goes first? Hopefully they took it in turns. Anyways, my son Tim treated the chickens exceptionally well before he gave them to his neighbours.

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

"Chicks" (Mother Hen) oil 8x8

Eack chick has a distinct personality - the one in front stares you unafraid; the other three have soft expressions, ready to EAT under the watchful eye of Mother Hen.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Chicken a la Impasto" 6x8 oil

Very often I paint something really small and then later I intentionally paint a larger version of it. This was the case of my son's free range chickens. He has the miniature painting on a tiny easel in his kitchen. This time I really ladled on the thick impasto and let loose. Voila - chicken a la impasto!

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Raptor Two - conté pencil on pastel paper 10 x 12

I had drawn this image before but it disappeared - so I'm doing it again. Conté pencil on Canson pastel paper. I like the wildness of the bird AND the gesture drawing. Wild, but a good bird.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

"Cook-a-look" line and wash, felt-tip pen and w/c 4x6 inches

Based on a ceramic chicken I saw at a friend's house - it made a good sketch in line and wash. Small hey - 4 x 6 inches.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

"Lynn's Barn" oil 11x14

My friend Lynn is developing this newly-acquired property on Vancouver Island - yippee it's red. I left out some stuff like excess trees and other texture but they say less is MORE!

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Blonde Crab" oil 6x8

The Blonde Crab is in fact an orange/yellow creature that appeared fleetingly on a very good documentary by National Geographic. I changed the visual considerably as is my artist wont. I like the colour and the floating look. To me it's a fun piece and I may keep it.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

"Richmond Road to the Jubilee" oil

I am going to be self-indulgent here. This is the last day for the Sidney Fine Art Show in Sidney, BC. My fellow artist Glen Melville surprised me by telling me that he recognized my STYLE. I thought that I don't have a STYLE - I think that my works are devoid of STYLE, that my painting is very seldom recognizable as being a "Wilson." Just shows you.

Anyhoo - this scene is of Richmond Road in Victoria BC. My spot was at the corner of Lansdowne and Richmond, looking towards the Jubilee Hospital. It's an Urban Sketch, slightly compressed. The road means something to me, the show ended October 16, 2016.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

"Paddle Adventure" w/c 4x6

Twin kayaks, you and me, on the beach - time for some peace and calm on the water - almost any time of the year. The volume of quiet, murmur of paddles, and the sea life around us.

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Red Tulip, Yellow Tulip 4x6 w/c

Hic, burp, cha cha cha...

Gotta have fun

Many a slip between the water bowl and my whisky glass.

Yes, it does happen when I'm painting at drinky-poos time!

Absent-minded w/c painters sometimes dip their brushes into their whisky glasses - I am one of them. Go to Canadian Whisky Painters a new site under construction, started by Ken Faulks.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016