The brothers Beresford from Victoria on Vancouver Island returned in July after a month competing in the Peking-to-Paris, we're very proud of them and the little Volksie performed so well while Jensens, Rolls and other luminaries broke stuff. Repair crews worked through the night repairing suspensions. Everyone in all the countries along the route made a big fuss of the hardy Beetle. The lads won a silver medal.
Chris said the dust got everywhere.
John and Chris are raising funds locally for Rheumatism research in honour of the late Deirdre,
Sundown on the street beneath my feet. Fort Street from the balcony of our condo. We are on the edge of greatness here as the smart suburb is just across the road, the homes date from around the eighteen hundreds.
"Willows Beach" sunny January day in 2019 Thanks for your comment on this one. I did realize afterwards that it turned out well even tho it's so tiny 11cm x 16cm (or four-and-a-half inches by six-and-a-half inches) which if I try to sell it in an unframed double mat board, postage will be extra depending on where you reside.
My well-to-do friends can afford it. If someone really likes it he/she will find me on social media and contact me.
But back to "Willows Beach 2019" Nobody paints exactly like this, I'm modest when I say that the beauty that you see in this painting comes from within me - the actual scene is accurate (one can go here and recognize the place) but the treatment comes from within. This is me. The way I see life and my unique reaction painted on my watercolour painting paper.
This is the small B&W prep sketch I always do before commiting to paint:
Mick is 75 now in 2018 but this drawing is based on an early photo. Almost accurate, but it is a great exercise 'cos no corrections are possible when working with and an all-or-nothing medium such as lamp black! Either you reach out and get it or you don't. No eraser.
Taking a gamble on one's prowess is good 'cos it stretches one...sssttrretchhh...
This mountain has figured in our lives for over 25 years. It is situated on the border of Canada and the USA. During an evening my son Michael took a photo of it from an hotel in Abbotsford BC, and my other son Tim named his house in Victoria BC "Kulshan" which I believe is a local name. Give it a CLICK for a slightly bigger view.