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

Monday, September 19, 2016

I'm making a video how I paint 3 roses

My video of how I paint three roses is in production now, will post later. As per my usual impressionist style it'll be loosey goosey, allowing the onlooker to form reality in his/her mind's eye!

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

My memory test = 1-2 seconds "The visible cyclist" 5x6

My eye caught this guy because of what was on top of his helmut. If I want to do a better rendering I would get Jay or some other serious cyclist to pose for a longer pose. Meantime this is a memory test - something I saw out of the corner of my eye yesterday, nobody could miss the plastic bird or the streaming ribbons. Safety first, eh?

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Del Potro - moving sketch 6x8

During the US Open Tennis last night I tried to pin the moving Del Potro down on my sketch book - no do-overs, no corrections. It looks like his second cousin twice removed but I do like the challenge of art on the fly.

Friday, August 12, 2016

"Orange Kayak" oil en plein air 8x10

Oak Bay Marina has a new boathouse - first I made a little thumbnail sketch (under two inches wide) to determine my composition.

Then I painted the scene in thick juicy oils, concentrating on the tones, diminishing the extraneous detail. (Done in an hour).

Robert Genn always encouraged us to look for what he called 'a colour surprise.' To my delight, there was a kind yellowish algae at the water's edge. Bazinga!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

"Monet's Vase" oil 6x8

My Niece Nicole and hubby Steve had a house-warming party, and in this house she had placed a few cheerful blooms in a jam jar. I saw Monet immediately.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

"Cecil the Lion" tribute acrylic 6x8

Cecil the Lion - Wildlife slaughter continues unabated. This is my acrylic tribute to the lion who made sad headlines recently.

My wonderful reception at the 2016 Moss Street Paint-in and on Facebook has encouraged prompted me so much.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

2x2-inch Cook-a-Look

My thanks to the buyers of my tiny wee works at Moss Street on July 16th, 2016. We eat again!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

"Tiny white flower" 6x8 oil

Colleen was trimming a pot of flowers on our deck - this little cutting landed up in my trash can in my studio. I took one look and just knew it should be a painting. This is about the size of this tiny thing:
Small but excellent little thing.....

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