Tuesday, March 24, 2020

big brush "Northwest" 24x30 oil


"Northwest" 
Loosey goosey - wave that brush around, let go of my restrictions and let rip. There's a lot going on in the inner mind and we painters deserve to let the brush flow now and then.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

isolation painting "Woodshed by the Stream" oil on hardboard 9" x 12"


Social distancing means I do not paint en plein air with the Alfrescoes. So here's the oil I did today based on one of my photographs. It's not on canvas but it's painted over an old work that has since dried. The choppy brushwork gives the impression that the support (ground) is textured but it's not.

Click on the image to enlarge the thing quite a bit!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

""In the Garden" oil 4 x 6 inches


My Honey like flowers. My isolation at home painting today. Based on photos of her. After all, it's the first day of Spring. This young man is feeling it...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Housebound painting!!! "Three Geese" 6x6


New "Three Geese" oil

Housebound (and alone with my honey), we produced this mini oil with fresh colour and alacrity.
Painted on canvas on board, great for mailing.in this keep-your-distance time. Click to enlarge the pic.
 It's on the market, contact me. ronjbw at g mail dot com

Friday, March 13, 2020

Fun project for a bored artist: Egg carton pastel art 8x10


Soak your used egg carton in a bucket of water for a while,
 beat up the mixture, pour the mulch on a tray and let it dry.


I used pastel to draw the lion on the new egg mulch!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

"Pandora Top" (of the street). oil 6 x 8 inches


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A little way out of the city centre, lots happen at this vintage corner, haircuts, a well-established dry cleaner and dentists. Oh and hifi experts too. It is the transition between Pandora and the famous Oak Bay avenue - we live on the edge of greatness!

Saturday, March 07, 2020

"Beach Tenders in primaries" 6x6 oil


Row boats (tenders) are used by sailors to get themselves ashore once they are anchored out in the bay. The boats have these primary colours which make them a treat to paint in thick juicy brush strokes.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

"Bobbies" conté pencil sketch 9x 11


My nephew Andrew is not only handsome but a talented pianist, 
one of the few musicians who execute rallentando.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

"White Umbrella" 11x14 for sale


"White Umbrella" should also be interpreted as a white parasol. This is my daughter in my wife's wedding dress! I like the way the sun floods the fabric with gorgeous light.

The riverine scene really comes alive when you enlarge it - a click will do the trick. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

"Sails Camp" oil 9" x 12"


"Sails Camp" at Willows, Vancouver Island.

With dinghies brought round from Oak Bay Marina,these students are able to take turns in learning to sail. What a wonderful way to spend a sunny day.

The scene is reminiscent of John Singer Sargent's 'Daughters of Darley Boit' as a central figure gazes directly us while surrounded by  activity. The figures are painted as impressions to afford the viewers (us) to form our own concept of who these characters are. Really, they're kids enjoying the sun and sea.

Click the painting to see a bigger view. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Kayak 2020 6x6 inches

I am painting different sizes, this is a small one at 6" x 6" and ideal for shipping - priced at $CDN144.00 contact me.

Friday, February 07, 2020

"Ron house" oil 10 x 20 inches


There's an old house down the road from me. I like it because the architecture is so much like the building designs of my childhood in South Africa. I see there is a notice within the property boundary which suggests that the building is not going to be here for much longer. There's a lot of rejuvenation going on here in Victoria BC.
Just as well that a painter recorded this 'un.
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Monday, November 04, 2019

"Home on the Gorge" 6 x 8 oil


Painted in the trunk of my car at the Gorge Park. The weather was too cold for me so I took a good look at the opposite bank and returned to my sheltered park where I remembered the scene and painted it. Great exercise
If you click on it you can see a bigger picture.

"Nefertiti" small 6x6

My bigger painting of Nefertiti had sold some time ago so I have done this 6x6 version which turned out a little bolder than my first but I like the spontaneous brush strokes of this one.


Nefertiti  Make me an offer.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

"Brentwood Bay - Trumpeter" oil 8x10


When we were kayaking, we saw reflecting diamonds on the water. Yes I did snatch a quickie with my 'phone and painted the scene later. I realize I have to put more interest in my work - tear pieces off me and slam dunk it on the canvas. Happy day. It's got to be more than a captured image.