Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Peking-to-Paris 2019 oil 12 x 18 inches

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,
 a lovely person. 

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Red Crab on a green fishing box" oil 6x8

Brush strokes are like carving. I love it.
This is my painting in the footsteps of Mrs.Marine, US artist.

Check out the paintings of Carol Marine by searching her, she's mucho talented.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

"Wild Lavender" oil 4x6

Whoops - the usually constrained lavender broke loose some little while ago, taking only the bees with it.
Central BC roadside sketch - it's a TINY painting, people!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

"500 St.Charles" w/c 4.5 x 6.5 inches

We pass many homes on our walks here in Victoria, on what I call 'the edge of greatness.'

We like this one which looks as though it could be modelled on a church.

We like the way the sun strikes the walls, giving the house a bit of a glow.

Monday, June 17, 2019

"Holland Point painting 2019" oil 8 x 10 inches

My database reveals that I have painted this location SEVEN times here in Victoria Canada.
It started as an overcast day, and this is the lighting I have shown here.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

"Fort Street" watercolour

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.

Friday, January 04, 2019

"Willows Beach" watercolour 4x6

                                            "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:

That's it in a nutshell.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"Black Beetle" oil 4x6 SOLD

"50's Ragtop VW"
A collector's piece for sure. Sold at Moss St TD Paint-In 2oth July, 2019 to another Ron.
Seen at Bear Mountain Victoria BC some few years ago.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

"Mick at 75."

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...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"A Kawasaki Ride" watercolour CRAYONS 5x5 inches

Did you know we can buy w/c CRAYONS? They look like Crayola but when you brush water over your drawing you get a w/c effect.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

"Escape to Tuscany" line and wash 4.5 x 9

Painted after watching an hour of Escape to the continent on Netflix today. Click this image to see  a bigger picture.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

"Kulshan" Mount Baker 24" x 30" oil

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.